The famous Newport mansions in Rhode Island are a wonder to visit around the holidays. Decked out in decorations for Christmas with winter discounted tickets, what's stopping you?
Post originally published on December 7, 2017. Updated and republished on December 7, 2018. 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… Continue reading Christmas in Syracuse
While you're spending the holidays at home with your family, dreaming about your next vacation, check out this list of 31 Christmas movies to fuel your wanderlust!
It's no secret that fall is my favorite season in central New York, and probably why I love living here so much. In addition to the beautiful fall foliage, apple picking, craft fairs, and fall festivals, there are so many things to do to celebrate Halloween! And Halloween happens to be a favorite holiday for… Continue reading Syracuse Gets Spooky: The Best Haunted Houses in CNY
New York State is home to so many landmarks- both historical and natural. It’s more than just the biggest city in the US and it’s the reason I love living here. One of my favorite regions in New York has to be the Finger Lakes region. Full of lakes, waterfalls, parks, wineries, and breweries, you… Continue reading Exploring the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
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
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
It’s time for another Central New York highlight; this time we’re looking at Liverpool. Frankly, Liverpool is my favorite suburb of Syracuse because of how much it has to offer. So, I’ve put together a fun bucket list of all of the great things you need to do/try/experience in the village that shares its name with the much… Continue reading Life Along the Lake – A Liverpool Bucket List
While not the biggest festival in Syracuse, West Street Cultural Fair is definitely one of the best! Full of music and dance performances, great food, loads of culture, and arts & crafts, this is a truly special event that shouldn't be missed. It's a great highlight to the Westcott community and embraces the eclectic cultures that are there.
The United States is not the only country to celebrate with giant state fairs; Australia does too! Here is a throwback post to my time in Australia to discuss the wonders of the Royal Melbourne Show.