Christmas in Syracuse snowmen
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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. From the typical tree lighting to a festival… Continue reading Christmas in Syracuse

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

Sunset on Onondaga Lake
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Life Along the Lake – A Liverpool Bucket List

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

Southern Craft Co
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Wild About Westcott Street

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.

Royal Melbourne Show
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The Royal Melbourne Show

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.

NYSF Mural 2017
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27 Ways to Spend a Day at the New York State Fair

The New York State Fair doesn't call itself "Great" for no reason! The nearly two-week fair is jam-packed with food, drinks, music, dancing, contests, art, rides, games, animals, and more! And a visit to the fair doesn't have to cost much. Here's a plan for how to spend your time and money on a day at the fair.

NYSF I Love NY
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The Best Ways to Get Admission to the New York State Fair

The New York State Fair doesn't call itself "Great" for no reason! The nearly two-week fair is jam-packed with food, drinks, music, dancing, contests, art, rides, games, animals, and more! And a visit to the fair doesn't have to cost much. Here are some of the best tips to get tickets to the fair without hurting your wallet.

Iowa Crafts
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I Owe Iowa for All the Surprises

Iowa is one of those states that doesn't always come up as people's first choice for vacation. But, don't let that stop you! Iowa is full of quirks and charms that will surprise you. And its state fair is definitely one to rival the largest in the US.

Lockwood Lavender Farm
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A Month of Festivals – Syracuse in July

Summertime is the best time for festivals, and Syracuse is a prime example of that! Check out some of the many festivals Central New York celebrates each July.