All posts by Sandra Foyt

Sandra Foyt is a storyteller and photographer. She is the founding editor of Albany Kid, a blog about enriching family travel, and co-founder of Getaway Mavens, a turnkey destination guide to the Northeast. A former education advocate and enrichment coach, she lived in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Southern California before settling in Northeast New York. Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?” on serendipitous trips in the US, Caribbean, and wherever adventure beckons. Follow her on Twitter: @SandraFoyt, Instagram: Getaway Mavens, and on Facebook: Getaway Mavens.

The 411 on Kyoto with Kids

Kyoto, Japan’s “eternal capital,” remains surprisingly timeless. For one thousand years—794 until the Emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868—Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Now the former center of government bears witness to that history with more than 2000 temples and shrines, but with significantly fewer people and less urban development than the current capital … Continue reading The 411 on Kyoto with Kids

The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Croix

This feature is the second of two covering the US Virgin Islands with Kids. Click here for part one: The 411 on St. Thomas and St. John. In 1750, Owen Lloyd escaped to St. Croix hauling 55 chests filled with Spanish silver coins—some of which stayed on the island. His story inspired Robert Louis Steven’s … Continue reading The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Croix

The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Thomas & St. John

This feature is the second of two covering the US Virgin Islands with Kids. Click here to read part two: St. Croix with Kids. Take a kid to a beach where sand flows through fingers like fine sugar and the sea is as warm and translucent as a bath, and he won’t ever want to … Continue reading The 411 on the US Virgin Islands with Kids – St. Thomas & St. John

The 411 on Adirondack Park with Kids

Kids get back to nature in a big way at the Adirondack Park. With over six million acres, Upstate New York’s forest preserve is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined. Birch and spruce covered Adirondack Mountains, over 10,000 lakes, and more than 30,000 miles of rivers … Continue reading The 411 on Adirondack Park with Kids