Win 2 Free CityPASSES on Valentine’s Day!

CityPASSThis week’s FUN FRIDAY is especially fun! CityPASS has offered two free adult passes to Philadelphia or any of your other favorite cities. Here’s the scoop:

Winner will receive two CityPASS ticket booklets to their choice of the following destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle or Toronto. Each CityPASS ticket booklet contains actual admission tickets to a destination’s top five or six attractions. At many sights, CityPASS booklets provide VIP access, allowing travelers to bypass an attraction’s main-entrance ticket line. CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use. Booklets may be activated (first used) anytime between today’s date and Feb. 28, 2015.

Here’s all you have to do:

1. Sign up to receive my blog posts by email! Then, leave a comment naming your favorite family-fun city, and name three of your favorite places to visit while you’re there.

2. “Like” “A Mother on the Road Less Traveled” Facebook page.

3. “Share” a link to the contest on your blog or Facebook page.

4. “Follow” me on Twitter (@hsaxton).

5. Almost done! Now click here: a Rafflecopter giveaway. (WordPress won’t support the JAVA code, so you need to go here to register your entry.)

Tune back in on Valentine’s Day (February 14) to see if you’ve won! Contest closes on Thursday, February 13. Spread the word!

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Fun Fridays: Going to NYC?

Read this first. You’ll be glad you did. Now watch this:

Bottom line: When you’re visiting New York, stay indoors between 4 and 6 p.m.

Johnny T (and Christopher Searles) are my new favorite New Yorkers.

Fun Fridays: Fun places near South Bend

Fun FridaysWelcome to Fun Fridays!

This week I’ve been talking to potential summer nannies for when we move to South Bend. As part of the process, I ask candidates to give me a sample schedule of a week’s activities. One young woman gave me several ideas that sounded like fun. Have you tried any of these? Or do you know of others we should try?

zooThe Potawatomi Zoo (opens March 28) has 400 animals on 23 acres, and is Indiana’s oldest zoo. Has zoo train, petting zoo, butterfly garden, and birthday parties. Adults $8.50, kids $6.50. 500 S Greenlawn Avenue, South Bend.

Healthworks Kids Museum. Check out their First Fridays — pay $6 for the first kid, second admission is FREE. Monday-Saturday, 9 to 4. 111 W. Jefferson, Ste. 200, South Bend, IN 46601. Phone: 574-647-KIDS.

South Bend Chocolate Factory Tour. “Inside Scoop” tour is $4 for adults; $1 for kids. 3300 West Sample Street, South Bend. Mondays-Fridays, 9 to 4; Saturdays 9-2.