34 Uniquely Best Restaurants in Upstate New York

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I’ve spent countless weekends exploring the culinary backroads of Upstate New York, and I’m thrilled to share my findings with you! In my quest for the best eats, I’ve discovered that Upstate NY is home to a treasure trove of dining experiences, from rustic farm-to-table bistros to innovative kitchens that are pushing the boundaries of […]

13 Beautiful Catskills Resorts For Your Next Getaway in New York

Looking for a vacation where all you need to decide is what to eat for dinner? Resorts may be the answer, offering everything from meals to comfy amenities, giving you a relaxing and low-effort escape. Perfect for couples, families, or a weekend away with the grandparents, these retreats provide peace of mind and convenience. And […]

18 Cute Towns in Western New York + Nearby Attractions

As a Western New Yorker, I’m here to guide you through the real gems of our area – the small, often overlooked towns each bursting with history, character, and charm. From the ski-friendly slopes of Ellicottville to the vineyards of Chautauqua, these are my favorite towns in Western New York.  18 Cute Small Towns in […]

32 Super Fun Things to Do in Rochester, NY

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As a local Western New Yorker, allow me to introduce you to the often underestimated city of Rochester, NY! Situated along the great Lake Ontario shores, this city boasts a diverse population of over 200,000, a rich history, and several universities/colleges! Once renowned for its industrial might (Rochester was the home of big companies like […]

14 Cutest Towns in the Finger Lakes + Hidden Gems

As a New Yorker, the towns in the Finger Lakes rank as some of my personal favorite getaways in the state! These majestic lake towns offer a special blend of tranquility, art, outdoors, farm life and a young population thanks to nearby universities like Cornell.  From the museums to wineries and cider houses to the […]

27 Gorgeous Winter Getaways in Upstate New York + Hidden Gems

A woman at Lake Clear Lodge in winter in Upstate New York

Although you may think of Upstate New York as a summer hiking destination or place to peep fall foliage, you’ll be surprised how many amazing winter activities it offers. Those who aren’t afraid of a little cold will be rewarded with many options for Upstate New York winter getaways that make a memorable trip. For […]

NYC in August: 34 Uniquely Fun Things to Do + Tips for Visiting

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August is the peak travel season in New York City! Summer activities are in full swing this month, with events like outdoor festivals and concerts taking over the city. The hot weather also makes August the perfect time to visit water attractions ranging from the best beaches in New York to sailing tours along the […]

32 Luxury Hotels & Cool Places to Stay in the Hamptons

Dreaming a luxurious getaway? The Hamptons, located just 2 hours east of NYC on Long Island, is a world-renowned destination for its beautiful beaches, upscale restaurants, and stunning summer homes. The area is also home to boutique and luxurious hotels. From charming properties to grand, elegant resorts, the Hamptons offer a wide range of accommodation […]

27 Charming Lakes in New York for a Lakeside Vacation + Local Gems

Looking for peaceful and rejuvenating lake vacation in New York, away from the hustle and bustle? No matter where you live in our wonderful state, you don’t have to go far to find a fantastic lake vacation in New York. With over 7,600 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs scattered throughout New York, you’ll have plenty of […]