It's said that writers find inspiration in New England's eclectic and idyllic landscape.
So my task was clear, to spark the imagination of this generation's 'techy-tots' as we set off on a three day adventure exploring life beyond the Big Apple.
The last frost greeted us as we made our way from JFK, a breathtaking two hour drive would take us through blankets of snow embellished forestry and icy lakes, through to gritty inner city Hartford, Connecticut, famed for its jazz and earthy vibe. The home of Mark Twain, where he penned his acclaimed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer more than satisfied the literature loving adults. However Connecticut Science museum was made with kids in mind and featured several sensory sections where Under 4s simply gravitated towards the Get Splashy section.