New York

New York travel and vacation ideas and tips.

Experience the world in miniatures at Gulliver's Gate in NYC.

Gulliver’s Gate: Travel the (Miniature) World

Gulliver's Gate is a miniature model of the world in Times Square! From Big Ben to the Panama Canal, the interactive world of miniatures will amaze!
Kayaking on Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes, NY

Keuka Lake – Cassie’s Corner

If you're ever traveling around the Finger Lakes in Upstate NY, make a stop at Keuka Lake. We had great food and enjoyed kayaking.
The skiing is terrific at Whiteface Mountain, but there's much more to do, too!

Skiing – and Not Skiing – at Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, NY

An ideal winter destination offers more than skiing. We love Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY for its plentiful activities, dining and cozy hotels.
Take a glider ride over the southern Finger Lakes region of NY for an unforgettable adventure.

Four Days in the Finger Lakes of New York

Four-day itinerary for the southern Finger Lakes area of New York. Perfect backdrop for family adventures, learning about history, and enjoying nature.
Tips for visiting the New York International Auto Show

I Won Tickets to the New York International Auto Show – You Can, Too!

What to expect and why you want to go to the New York International Auto Show!
The Local, Saratoga Springs, NY

Where to Eat in in Saratoga Springs, NY: The Local

The Local pub and teahouse in Saratoga Springs, NY offers outstanding pub fare in a cozy setting off the beaten path.
Edson Hill fireside tub king suite

March in the Northeast: Winter’s Last Stand

Whether you need a spring break destination, a cozy weekend getaway, or a cold-weather adventure to break your cabin fever, check out these Northeast destinations for winter's last stand.
View from Lake House, Lake Placid, NY

The Lake House in Lake Placid and My Love of Mountain Lake Towns

The newly renovated Lake House in Lake Placid, NY, is modern rustic and exactly what we wanted for a weekend in the mountains.
Lock 18 Erie Canal Herkimer NY

Instant Itinerary: Road Trip to Herkimer, NY’s Diamonds and Canals

Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Herkimer is home to the Herkimer Diamond Mines and award-winning KOA campground, as well as Lock 18 of the Erie Canal.

Of Interstates and Highways

I've never been afraid to pull off the interstate and start exploring, and, as the title of this blog suggests, my goal is to travel portions of all 100 original U.S. highways. Last weekend I checked another highway off my list: US 11 in New York.

Instagram Travel Thursday: Fall Fun

Last weekend my daughter and I had the pleasure of joining some folks from GM's District Drive for a day of apple picking and apple pie baking in New York.
Glass pumpkins at Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass Offers History and Hands-On Excitement For the Family

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, truly brings the history of glass to life. There is a focus on education, but it does not detract from the hands-on excitement and beauty that pulses through the museum.
Erie Canal cruise boat in Herkimer, NY.

Erie Canal Boat Tour in Herkimer, NY

I wholeheartedly recommend a trip to the Erie Canal and a ride through a working lock. There’s so much history in upstate New York!