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NYC Family Guide arrives

NYC Family Guide, FamilyiTrips.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Lisa Daniele Hanlon
Lisadhanlon.pr@gmail.com
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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NYC FAMILY GUIDE ARRIVES BY CREATORS OF TOP RATED DC WITH KIDS & BOSTON WITH KIDS TRAVEL APPS

FAMILYiTRIPS’ NEW TRAVEL APP FOR NYC PINPOINTS BIG APPLE FUN
WITH EASY TO NAVIGATE INSIDER TIPS FOR VACATIONERS AND LOCALS ALIKE

NYC Family Guide LogoWASHINGTON D.C. (July 2012)– Which ice cream shop offers scrumptious sundaes and skyline views? Where are the most inventive playgrounds in the city? Where can we conduct a fossil-finding mission by flashlight? Which hotels have awesome pools and pet-friendly packages? What boutiques most appeal to fashion-conscious tweens and teens? NYC Family Guide provides insider tips and advice for locals and tourists alike.

Brooklyn Bridge, Photo ©

Following the success of Boston With Kids, and DC With KidsiTunes’ Travel Hot List AppsNYC Family Guide arrives in time for warm-weather fun. Created by award-winning travel journalists, this must-have app is packed with more than 200 entries that put the best places to go and things to do with kids of all ages in Manhattan and the boroughs right at your fingertips. Whether you are a New York parent, an empty nester with visiting grandkids or a vacationer seeing the Big Apple for the first or fifth time, NYC Family Guide makes it stress-free to explore America’s largest, most-visited city.

NYC Family Guide steers you to hotels that welcome kids and pets and food venues for every budget. Discover special programs at the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park and other top spots, and learn about lesser-known adventures, such as kid-oriented walking tours and family cooking classes. The app makes planning easy by pinpointing exhibits and experiences best for young kids, grade schoolers and teens. You can also create a personalized itinerary that matches your family’s needs. Locals and travelers use the detailed plan-ahead information so as not to miss out on what they want to see and do. The app highlights dozens of low-and-no-cost adventures.

High Line, Photo © Deb Geigis Berry

Fun facts and illustrations add to the enjoyment, and kids like using the apps, too. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Purchase for $3.99 through www.familyitrips.com or from the iTunes store. Updates are always FREE.

FamilyiTrips.com is the creation of highly respected family travel journalist and author, Candyce H. Stapen Ph.D., who has authored 30 travel guidebooks, appears regularly on national television and has written 2,300+ travel articles. FamilyiTrips writer Deb Geigis Berry is a leading travel journalist for publications including FamilyFun, Parenting and Outside. She is the founder of familyadventuremom.com, and frequently appears on national television shows to discuss family topics. That big, brown dog in illustrations that appears stealing pizza, eating ice cream and jumping in pools is Stapen’s loveable Newfoundland puppy, Maggie, the gray striped cat eyeing food truck treats is Berry’s curious kitty, Maude.

Boston with Kids App arrives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Lisa Daniele Hanlon
Lisadhanlon.pr@gmail.com

FAMILYiTRIPS TOP-RATED TRAVEL APP NOW ARRIVES FOR BEANTOWN.
BOSTON WITH KIDS APP PINPOINTS FUN FOR ALL AGES  WITH EASY TO NAVIGATE INSIDER TIPS FOR VACATIONERS AND LOCALS ALIKE

Boston with Kids appBOSTON February, 2012)– Where can we find a clambake just minutes from downtown Boston? Which hotel has an actual four-legged dog concierge? Where are Boston’s most awesome sprayparks? What’s a cool way to see fireworks on the 4th of July? At which camp can kids brush up on baseball skills and meet Red Sox players? Where does Boston-born Mark Wahlberg go when he craves home-made chocolate? Boston With Kids, a FamilyiTrips app, provides insider tips and advice for locals and tourists alike.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Following the success of the highly acclaimed DC With Kids –an iTunes’ Hot List AppBoston With Kids appears just in time for spring. Created by award-winning travel journalists and packed with more than 250 family-friendly entries, the apps put the best places to be and things to do with kids of all ages right at your fingertips.  Whether you are a Boston parent, an empty nester with visiting grandkids or a vacationer seeing this great New England city for the first or fifth time, Boston With Kids makes it stress free to explore Beantown.

North Bridge Concord kayaking

North Bridge Concord kayaking © Jim Higgins

Find out about special programs at top spots such as the New England Aquarium as well as great off-the-beaten path adventures: lobstering in Boston harbor, sleeping overnight at a museum and kayaking along the Charles River. The app features the best places to play, eat and stay, and provides the inside track on festivals and money-saving strategies. The user-friendly app makes planning easy by pinpointing exhibits and experiences best for young kids, grade schoolers and teens, by showcasing little-known gems, and by allowing you to create a customized, personal itinerary. Locals and travelers also use the detailed plan-ahead information so as not to miss out on the action, such as attending the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park.

Rose F Kennedy Greenway

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway © Tim Grafft

Fun facts and illustrations add to the enjoyment, and kids like using the apps, too! The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Purchase for $3.99 through www.familyitrips.com or from the app store. Updates are always FREE.

FamilyiTrips.com is the creation of highly respected family travel journalist and author, Candyce H. Stapen Ph.D., who has authored 30 travel guidebooks, appears regularly on national television and has written 2,000+ travel articles. FamilyiTrips writer Deb Geigis Berry, raised in Stoughton, Mass., is a leading travel journalist for publications including FamilyFun, Parenting and Outside. The founder of familyadventuremom.com, she frequently appears on national television shows to discuss family topics. …That big, brown dog in illustrations that appears stealing pizza, eating ice cream and jumping in pools is Stapen’s loveable Newfoundland puppy and the gray striped cat toying with the chocolate mice is Berry’s curious kitty Maude. 

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App Illustrations

Colorful App Illustrations

How to use gallery:

1. Place cursor on large image, then use arrows or thumbnails for manual viewing

2. Click (SL) tab for slideshow viewing

3. Click (FS) tab for full screen viewing (best), use “escape” to return

Illustrations by Rebecca Crockett © FamilyiTrips.

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Following the success of her top-rated travel app on the nation’s capital, DC With Kids, highly-respected travel journalist, Candyce H. Stapen, Ph.D., introduces Boston With Kids and New York City Family Guide, both by noted travel writer Deb Geigis Berry. FamilyiTrips apps take the stress and guesswork out of planning an unforgettable trip. Kids like using the apps, too. Here’s why these apps are a top pick for families:

top 11 lists

 

Save time. Forget about having to search through a list of everything in the city; instead, easily browse our categories and icons to hone in on what suits your family. The Top 11 lists provide expert picks of the destinations’ top attractions for visitors with limited time.

attractions exhibits
Target the best experiences for different age groups. The four year-old is whining, the grade schooler is bored and the teenager wants to know why he had to come on this “stupid trip anyway.” Use Young Kids, Grade Schoolers and Teens icons to easily find the attractions and the specific museum exhibits that engage each age group.

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Create a personalized itinerary with the Favorites icon. Add the attractions and exhibits that you want to see most to your personal list.

 

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Find out about insider experiences, such as sleepovers at DC’s National Museum of Natural History, splash sessions with Northern Fur Seals at Boston’s New England Aquarium and the FREE catch and release fishing program in Central Park. The Special icon also showcases a city’s great tours, sports events and engaging kid-oriented theaters.

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The Play Outdoors icon pinpoints ways to have fun outside. Discover where to paddle, bicycle, walk, ride carousels or horses, fish, cool off in spray parks, stroll gardens and cheer teams.

 

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Been there, done that? More, Special, Play Outdoors, Animal Adventures and Side Trips offer repeat visitors to the city, as well as locals, information on attractions beyond the Top 11.

Info

 

Fun Facts. Use these fascinating tidbits about each city to start conversations with your kids. That goes a long way toward making any family outing a success.

safe

 

Use the Free and Money Savers icons to identify budget-stretchers quickly.

shopping
Shop pinpoints the best things to buy at the major attractions. After all, your kids don’t want to miss treasures such as edible paper at DC’s International Spy Museum or kids’ watches that magically change color at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art store.

eat

 

Find the best snacks, cupcakes, pizza, burgers and sit-down restaurants. Specific icons point you toward local finds for snacks, inexpensive quick meals, including food trucks, as well as places for leisurely dinners.

lodging hotels

 

Learn about family-friendly lodgings. Since hotels with pools are a bonus for families, these as well as other well-located properties are described. Also listed are accommodations that welcome dogs and cats, important finds for those who travel with their four-pawed family members.

snow globe

 

DC with Kids app

DC with Kids appWith 250 attractions, DC With Kids, FamilyiTrips, is the most comprehensive family travel app on the nation’s capital. Forget about searching through a confusing list of EVERYTHING. Our categories make it easy to discover the city’s top attractions, places to play and special experiences from sleepovers at museums to moonlight tours, spy missions, festivals and free attractions as well as find the best spots for burgers, cupcakes and pizza.

DC With Kids engages children with its Fun Facts, whimsical illustrations and playful icons. DC With Kids aids parents by providing important planning tips. Our icons pinpoint those exhibits best for young kids, grade schoolers or teens, making it easy to create an itinerary that matches your family’s needs.

Dc with Kids app icons

  • Top attractions. Since you can’t do it all in one visit, see our picks for those with limited time.
  • Plan Ahead. These essential tips prevent you from being disappointed whether you want a White House tour or a hands-on session at Spark!Lab, National Museum of American History.
  • By Ages. Your four year-old is whining, your fourth grader is bored and your teenager wants to know why he had to come on this trip. Stop the insurrection by finding attractions that engage each group.
  • Fun Facts. Kids (and adults) love odd facts. Such tidbits are great for starting conversation with your kids and for getting them interested in exhibits. What was the strangest package ever sent? (a 4 year-old girl.) Find out who sent her and why in our National Postal Museum write-up.
  • Play Outdoors. Have fun paddling, biking, walking, riding carousels or horses, strolling gardens, cheering teams, playing golf and ice skating.
  • Favorites. Create your own itinerary by listing what you want to see.
  • Eat. Discover the best cupcakes, pizza, burgers, food trucks as well as restaurants for more leisurely dinners.
  • More. Been there, done that? Repeat visitors as well as locals find additional attractions and experiences.
  • Free. Many of DC’s top attractions are free. Use this icon to identify the budget-stretchers.
  • Side Trips. Have an extra day or even an afternoon? Consider visiting George Washington’s estate Mount Vernon, the Civil War battle site Antietam or nearby Annapolis or Baltimore.
  • Sleep. A hotel with a pool is always a bonus for families so we’ve listed these as well as additional family-friendly lodgings.
  • Map. Every entry has Metro directions and a fully interactive map that connects your location to your destination.
  • Add a comment. We welcome your comments.

DC With Kids works on an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

About the Author
Candyce H. Stapen, a long-time Washingtonian, writes frequently about the city she loves. She arrived in the District decades ago for graduate work and, after receiving her Ph.D. in English, stayed to raise two children (and numerous dogs).

A leading authority in family travel who is frequently interviewed on television, Stapen has authored 2000+ family travel articles, 30 books including the Blue Guide Washington, D.C., and two National Geographic Guides. Her latest book is An Explorer’s Guide: Virginia (Countryman Press). Stapen has received numerous prestigious travel awards. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including Family Vacation Critic.com, Continental magazine, MSNBC.com, BellaOnline.com, National Geographic Traveler, Caribbean Travel and LIfe, Cruise Critic.com, Family Fun and Global Traveler.
read more about Candyce Stapen…

 

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