A Wonderful New York State Vacation Idea… One of my favorite family travel adventures of the past decade was to the Finger Lakes region of New York State. In this article, I’m at last pulling together all my tips on what to see and do in the Finger Lakes: from the canyons of Watkins Glen,… [Read More]
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While planning our family’s Finger Lakes, New York summer trip, I assumed we should stay right ON one of the lakes. Upon reflection, however, Elmira, NY emerged as an affordable and strategic base for our exploration of the region, and proved to have a wealth of history and attractions to offer, itself. Elmira, a former… [Read More]
Fun Vineyards on Seneca and Keuka Lake, NY… As the weather warms, summer travel schemes bubble in my brain, and my thoughts turn to our fantastic Finger Lakes, New York trip. A huge highlight of that week was touring two of the famous wineries of the region: Dr. Frank’s and Wagner Vineyards. These two spots… [Read More]
If you’re traveling through the Finger Lakes region of New York State, it’s only logical to use your fingers to shove delicious food into your mouth while gazing out at lakes, right? During our family’s week in the Finger Lakes, I was secretly pregnant, and thus so ravenous that I took as many photos of… [Read More]
Is the Corning Museum of Glass Worth It? YES! I have a new favorite museum, and it’s not a traditional one. The Corning Museum of Glass in the Finger Lakes region of New York is the largest display of glass art in the world, smacking you in the face with over 3,500 years of pieces… [Read More]
“How does this silver, green canyon wonderland exist?!” I gasped as we stood on the overlook gazing at the slithering stone ravine below, the thundering waterfall ahead, and emerald trees above. “I thought this was going to be some dinky little meadow, not the most out-of-this-world spot I’ve seen in years!” Among the Best State… [Read More]