The Empire State's a gloriously mixed bag: exciting New York City, lovely Long Island beaches, historic Hudson Valley mansions, the Adirondacks and Catskills Mountains, Finger Lakes wine country, Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, the Erie Canal, and plenty more.

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Discovering wine and more in New York State's Finger Lakes region

  Luke Petrinec/Steuban County CVB As a member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), I was fortunate to attend a webinar on the Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes presented by Kevin Costello, president and CEO of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau, and Dave DeGolye, the bureau’s communications manager. I was only somewhat familiar with this wine region, so was pleased to learn more about its wineries as well as to be introduced to all its…

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2 big NYC events included in "The USA's Top 10 Music Festivals"

  Spring and summer are prime music festival season, and after being largely suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the most part they've come roaring back in 2022. The United States being the huge country that it is, there are dozens of options for all musical tastes. Here's a sampling of the top ten, in order of dates (all given for this year, but will be similar in 2023): read post  

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Upstate Ithaca: a place of gorges, greenery, gardens - and goats

  With a population of just over 32,000, in Upstate's Finger Lakes region on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, a 3½-hour drive from capital Albany and a bit over four hours from New York City, Ithaca is a prominent college town but also a a “gorges” city. I say that because it's surrounded by rocky gorges, many of them with waterfalls - more than 150 within a ten-mile radius. Within the city limits themselves, a one-third mile hike uphill – the Cascadilla Gorge Trail -- is exhilarating not…

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Tribeca cool on the downtown sidewalks of Manhattan

 peeterv If whilst strolling along a side street in the downtown New York City neighbourhood of Tribeca (also spelt TriBeCa), taking in the cityscape, you think you might’ve just passed Leonardo DiCaprio, with his head down and slouching under a Yankees cap… have another look – nope, you’re not dreaming – it’s Leo, all right.Your chances of bumping into a famous face or two on the street are definitely higher here than in most other parts of the Big Apple; for example, Robert DeNiro is an owner…

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  • My, my, it seems that once dowdy Buffalo is coming up in the world! I last visited there many years ago and was underwhelmed, but reading this, I might almost be tempted to give it another go when I´m next back in NYS:
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
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