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Entries from July 2009

Travel Resource

July 30th, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

Rent a Villa
Have you looked at HomeAway on the web? It’s a fun site where you can rent homes and villas here and abroad. It’s fun to look at homes in faraway places and helps me fuel my travel fantasies. I have used the site to rent accommodations and was very pleased. While we cannot [...]

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Free Cruises

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

Our final free activity for this week is my personal favorite! The Staten Island Ferry has been free since 1997 (even better than the nickel I used to pay!). The views of the harbor, the city and the Statue of Liberty are just wonderful. Check their website for departure times.

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Free Concerts

July 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

In addition to the wonderful free concerts at Wilton Library (check out our Events page!), you can take in free lunchtime concerts in New York City by Juilliard students on Tuesdays during the summer months and throughout the school year. Check out their calendar for more information.

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More Free Stuff–Kayaking

July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

The New York City Downtown Boathouse offers free kayaking trips on the Hudson River. The Boathouse is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing access to the Hudson River for everyone. The Boathouse is located in the Hudson River Park, and has a permit from the Hudson River Park Trust to operate in the [...]

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Free Things To Do–Sony Wonder Technology Lab

July 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is a four-story, interactive technology and entertainment museum for all ages.
Located in mid-town Manhattan (550 Madison Avenue at 56 Street), the lab inspires creativity in a high-quality, engaging and family friendly learning environment. They have movie screenings for both adults and children and hands-on workshops (some of which have a [...]

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Free Things To Do–Forbes Galleries

July 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations, Websites

Did you know that the Forbes Galleries located in Greenwich Village offer free admission? They have both permanent and changing exhibits. Kids of all ages will particularly enjoy the toy boats and toy soldiers exhibits. The Galleries are open free to the public from 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Note that [...]

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Where to Walk, Jog, or Run

July 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

Just found reference to new website in PC Today Magazine:  www.walkjogrun.net will allow you to use its “Google Maps-based approach for locating and creating running routes complete with a distance/speed calculator.”  They say that “creating a route is as easy as clicking the map to set a starting point and additional clicks to round out [...]

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Guarantee Legroom on Flights

July 1st, 2009 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Uncategorized

No matter what your size, there’s never enough legroom on a flight. Postage stamp sized seats and people in the preceding row who insist on reclining their seats all the way can raise the stress level for what can be an already stressful experience. Now, you can fight back with seat defenders, an inexpensive gadget you [...]

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