Headed to Florida

I’m so excited to get on a plane today, as B & I will be heading somewhere we’ve never been before. We’re spending a long weekend on Amelia Island, Florida to celebrate our seven year wedding anniversary. Even though I grew up in Tampa (& have repeatedly declared myself a Gulf Coast girl), I’m looking […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

The Gorge

The first time I visited Watkins Glen State Park, I was immediately struck by how beautiful it was. This canyon in the earth smack in the middle of the town of Watkins Glen, NY. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful & easily accessible state park I’ve ever visited. The two mile Gorge Trail runs past […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }

Travel Apps & Gadgets I’m Loving

I haven’t done a post in a while on my favorite travel apps & gadgets, so I thought I’d share the latest things that I’m obsessing over on every trip. The TravelCard I’ve been needing an external battery pack for my iPhone for a while. I was constantly running out of battery while out at […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

True Love Sailboat

One of the best ways to enjoy an afternoon in the Finger Lakes in on the lake. You can rent a few kayaks & paddle around (I’d recommend sticking with the calmer, smaller Keuka Lake if you’re heading out on your own), or you can hop on one of the many boat cruises that operate on Canandaigua, Skaneateles, […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }

5 Reasons I Love the Finger Lakes

Are you sick of hearing about the Finger Lakes yet? I can’t help it! I’ve always thought of myself as a beach girl & yet, bam, here I am loving a lake. Here are five reasons why I love this hidden gem in Upstate New York: 1. “Lake attitude” is contagious & unplugging is the norm.  […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

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. […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 7 }