Winter Zoo - Red Wolf
Syracuse Favorites, Travel Guides

Winter Zoo: Why the Zoo is for Every Season

If you haven't figured it out by now, I love zoos! Everywhere we travel we look for a brewery (for my husband) and a zoo or aquarium (for me). Why? Animals! I love animals. All of them. Feathers, fur, scales... doesn't matter. Something about seeing animals just brings a smile to my face. And the… Continue reading Winter Zoo: Why the Zoo is for Every Season

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Weekend Getaway

Sleepy Hollow: More Than A Legend

Just like Salem was on my travel list for years, so was Sleepy Hollow. The classic tale turned movie by George Washington Irving has always been a favorite of mine, and I was always intrigued to visit the town of inspiration! Slightly north of Sleepy Hollow is Croton-on-Hudson, home to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.… Continue reading Sleepy Hollow: More Than A Legend

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

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

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 Guides

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

Sunset on Onondaga Lake
Special Events, Syracuse Favorites, Travel Guides

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
Special Events, Syracuse Favorites, Travel Guides

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.

NYSF Mural 2017
Special Events, Syracuse Favorites, Travel Guides

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
Special Events, Syracuse Favorites, Travel Guides

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.