My Life of Travels and Adventures

Part Time Working Mom to a Toddler Boy.
Semi-Committed Runner.
Even Less Committed Healthy Cook.
Weight Loss Wannabee.
Attempts to be crafty and complete DIY projects.
Dabbles in Photography

Krystal is a winner of Top 25 New York Moms - 2013

What do your kids love most about living in New York?

My son is a toddler and loves animals. Which happens to be a good thing since we live in the country of WNY. Like full blown, have cows as neighbors, country. On our runs we stop and say Moo to the cows and Neigh to the horses. We also take advantage of the many great state parks close by (Letchworth, Allegany) and of course Niagara Falls.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in New York?

Niagara Falls. Hands down. Even without the kids it is a great vacation. For families there is so much to do... Take a ride up to the falls on The Maid of the Mist, walk under the falls at the Cave of the Winds, enjoy nature at the State Park bordering the falls. There is an aquarium in Niagara Falls and a Zoo in neighboring Buffalo. Niagara Falls really is a must see for everyone.

What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

We have spent most of the summer outside enjoying nature. Some of our favorite activities include: Runs - We go on runs several times a week (well me running, my son riding in the stroller). Biking - We also have a bike trailer and try to get out a couple times a week for a bike ride. Festivals - With summer comes fairs and festivals and we have spent our time visiting lots. Parks - I have a toddler. He likes to climb. On. Everything. The local parks have been a big hit this summer.