Closer to Albany than to NYC, Saugerties is a mostly-rural town in New York’s Ulster County, with a surprisingly big-city palate within the village’s main drag.
North of NYC: Watkins Glen State Park
The unique gorge that Watkins Glen is known for was carved over millennia by the patient, persistent flowing waters of Glen Creek.
North of NYC: Ashokan Reservoir
Despite its complex past, many of us North of NYC take pride in the reservoir and the surrounding protected lands.
Family-Friendly Getaway: Lake George, New York
Lake George is once again thriving as a vacation destination, thanks to social media-driven awareness and an improving economy.
Fort Ticonderoga: Experience History and Family Fun in Upstate New York
Atop a hill along the shore of Lake Champlain sits the historically significant site, Fort Ticonderoga. The stately appearance of the fort, its humble grounds, and made-tourist-friendly structures bely a truly scintillating peek into Colonial US and Revolutionary War history.
Views from the High Line: NYC History and Street Photography
Along the mile and a half of this elevated walkway, you’ll find beautiful views and a different perspective of NYC. Well inside of a decade, the High Line has transformed from insider jewel to highly trafficked tourist spot, but it’s still worth a visit during your trip to New York City.
NYC For Families: Inspiration For Your Visit To The New York Botanical Garden
Spanning 250 acres, the New York Botanical Garden is a lush oasis in the Bronx, NYC’s northernmost borough. The grounds are breathtaking, and this iconic institution is a must-visit when you’re visiting the Big Apple.
New York City for Families: Plan your visit to the Guggenheim Museum
When you’re in the Big Apple, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum should be on your shortlist of landmarks to visit.
Revisiting Memories: Photos From Our Visit To The Thousand Islands
Straddling the US/Canada border, the Thousand Islands region sits on the Saint Lawrence River. This archipelago boasts over 1,800 islands, varying in size from barely-enough-room-to-stand to over 40 square miles. Whether you’re exploring on the water or spending time in the towns dotting both shores, there’s plenty to do and see in the Thousand Islands. […]
I Love New York: Visit Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers
Nestled on a hill above the Hudson River, Untermyer Gardens and its grounds offer visitors an beguiling respite from normalcy.
Visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC with Kids
One of our favorite cold-weather pastimes is to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. We’re about an hour n’ a half away from Midtown Manhattan by car, so day trips to the city are a welcome treat! Every time we visit, we discover and rediscover awe-inspiring art from throughout history. The […]
Summer Fun on the Delaware River
[From our family archives] So far, the summer of 2013 has been a hot and sweltering one. Not that I’m complaining. While a nice summer rain is refreshing and awesome to dance around in, I’d rather sunny days that sizzle (even if it’s humid out) to gloomy, dark, and muggy days that tend to dominate […]