NYC Rockefeller Center - Christmas in New York City
Special Events, Travel Plans

A Classic Christmas in New York City

Ahhhh Christmas in New York City. It doesn’t get much more iconic than that. From the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center to the appearance in so many Christmas movies to the dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, there is something magical about New York that symbolizes the holiday… Continue reading A Classic Christmas in New York City

Christmas in Syracuse snowmen
Special Events, Syracuse Favorites

Christmas in Syracuse

Christmas season is definitely one of the best times in the year. A time to be home with friends and family and celebrating with decorations and food! Every town, city, and village has their own traditions for the holiday season, and Christmas in Syracuse is no different. We've already talked about our favorite activity: Lights… Continue reading Christmas in Syracuse

Traveler Holiday Wishlist 2017 - Wanderlust on a Budget
Travel Plans

Traveler Holiday Wishlist: 2017 – Wanderlust Wednesday #16

With the holiday season quickly approaching and Black Friday shopping right around the corner, it's time to put together the 2017 traveler's holiday wishlist! Great ideas for a friend or family member who travels a lot - or as ideas to put on your own wishlist for Santa! For more ideas, check my previous post… Continue reading Traveler Holiday Wishlist: 2017 – Wanderlust Wednesday #16

Salem Witch House
Special Events, Weekend Getaway

​Visiting Salem on Halloween Weekend: The Good & The Bad

One of the top items on my bucket list for years has been to visit Salem, Massachusetts, particularly around Halloween. I’m a HUGE fan of the movie Hocus Pocus (I mean, who isn’t?), loved The Crucible, and find the history of the witch trials to be fascinating. So, Salem was a dream for me. And… Continue reading ​Visiting Salem on Halloween Weekend: The Good & The Bad

Francis Scott Key Park
Day Trip, Travel Plans

A Day in Georgetown: 24 Hours in Washington DC’s Hippest Neighborhood

I was recently in DC for a work trip, and of course I extended it for some personal time to explore the city! I've been to DC multiple times before, but usually just for the day and mostly around the National Mall and monuments. This time I was looking for something different, and I'd heard… Continue reading A Day in Georgetown: 24 Hours in Washington DC’s Hippest Neighborhood

Washington Monument
Travel Plans

The Best Freebies in Any City – Wanderlust Wednesday #15

Hey it's Wanderlust Wednesday again! This week we are looking at the free things you can find to do no matter where you go! Sometimes the freebies are not just budget-friendly, but they are also the best way to get to know a place and its history. Visit the local library Libraries are free to… Continue reading The Best Freebies in Any City – Wanderlust Wednesday #15

Syracuse Airport
Travel Plans

6 Tips for Scoring Flight Deals – Wanderlust Wednesday #14

I travel. A lot. And I don’t regret that for a moment. But what does get old is people judging me because they think I can’t afford it. Asking is fine, but don’t make assumptions. That’s one of the main reasons I started this blog – to share my ideas on how I actually do… Continue reading 6 Tips for Scoring Flight Deals – Wanderlust Wednesday #14

Chicago Skyline
Travel Plans, Weekend Getaway

Chicago: Towering Over the Windy City

Getting the most out of a day in Chicago without breaking the bank on parking and panoramic views.

Vermont New Hampshire Border
Day Trip, Travel Plans, Weekend Getaway

Once Upon A Castle: Autumn in New England

An autumn trip to Vermont & New Hampshire to hike at Madame Sherri's Forest and have a drink at Whetstone Station.

Green Lakes View
Day Trip, Syracuse Favorites, Travel Plans

A Look In My Own Backyard at Green Lakes State Park

My first post! A central New York favorite year-round for every type of person and a variety of activities. Also a favorite spot for engagement photos.