Finger Lakes Small Towns

One of my favorite things about visiting the Finger Lakes is the small towns. Watkins Glen, with its storied racing history. Corning, the birthplace of American glassblowing. Hammondsport, a less than one stoplight town with a charming town square. Seneca Falls, somehow home to both the women’s suffrage movement & the inspiration behind It’s a Wonderful Life. […]

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Anatomy of a Seneca Lake Sunset

During our Labor Day visit to the Finger Lakes, we were gifted with amazing sunsets every. single. night. I am not exaggerating when I say this, as they really were remarkable. Because here’s the thing: normally our vacation sunsets ain’t so great. When we cruise, even in the Caribbean, we’re lucky if we get one or […]

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Restaurant Review: downtown food

Tucked away in downtown Calgary is Executive Chef Darren MacLean’s downtownfood. dtf is Canadian classics with an Asian-fusian twist. The Chef makes no apologies for the controversy that his restaurant is sometimes the recipient of: he’s cooking his food, the way he wants, & doesn’t really care what anyone thinks as long as the customers are […]

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Cruising on Lake Minnewanka

Our first afternoon in Banff, we headed to Lake Minnewanka for a boat cruise. We thought a guided tour would be a good way to get our bearings on the area & learn a little bit about the history & geography. After missing our scheduled boat cruise by just a few minutes, the folks at […]

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13 Years Later, We Remember

How has it been 13 years? It feels like just yesterday. Today, we remember the terrible events of September 11, 2001 & all those who were lost on that tragic day. You might also like… We Remember Pause to Remember Happy Birthday, America!

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Hiking to Taughannock Falls

Just 20 minutes north of the little college town of Ithaca, New York is a beautiful state park which is home to one of the state’s highest waterfalls. Taughannock State Park is on the west side of Cayuga Lake, in the small town of Ulysses. Taughannock Falls fall 215′ down the cliff side, making it the […]

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Creating New Travel Traditions

When B was growing up, every summer from when he was six months old through high school graduation, his parents loaded up the family in the RV to head to Sandusky to camp at Cedar Point. His childhood summers were full of traditions: riding the Junior Gemini with his brother until they puked, stuffing his […]

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Sipping Finger Lakes Wines

This week, we’re back in the Finger Lakes relaxing over Labor Day weekend. One of the reasons we couldn’t wait to return is to stock up on more wine. The region is known for their tasty white wines &, while we don’t normally consider ourselves white wine drinkers, we absolutely are Finger Lakes white wine […]

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