Have you ever toured your own hometown?

Here is a unique idea, and something that sounds wonderful for a family who has an Au Pair. What better way to teach your Au Pair or other guest about your local area than to become a tourist yourself!

It’s easy to overlook the opportunities right where you live. Sightseeing is often a must when you’re traveling, but checking out the history of the place you live or grew up can also be an educational and eye-opening experience. Pretend you are a tourist arriving in your town for the first time, contact your local chamber of commerce or National Historic Society, and see all that your area has to offer. Tour the most historic buildings, discover if any battles were fought where you’re standing, check out monuments and statues, or visit a cemetery to search for the oldest tombstones. Every place has its own legends and history. Discovering what makes your town special can create a meaningful connection to the spot your family calls home. (Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/unique-family-activities/?rb=Y#page=8)

Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have some great history and beautiful sights to see. Please share some of the historic, fun and interesting places in your hometown. I will share some from my hometown, Chepachet, RI, in a future series of blogs.

For more information about Go Au Pair and a cultural child care experience for your family, visit www.goaupair.com or contact LAR Joan Lowell in the Providence, RI and surrounding areas at jlowell@goaupair.com or 401.309.1925.

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