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Adirondack History: The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail

Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt’s Race to North Creek The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail in the Adirondacks It was September 6, 1901―Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was attending a luncheon on Lake Champlain when he learned that President William McKinley had been shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. Roosevelt rushed to be by the President’s bedside. After a few days, McKinley [...]

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Tahawus, the History of an Abandoned Mining Ghost Town in the Adirondacks

Tahawus, NY. Photo Courtesy of Dave Honan
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Tahawus: A Ghost Town in the Heart of the Adirondacks The One-Time Mining Town is Now a Nature Preserve The two-time abandoned ghost town, called Tahawus or Adirondak, dates back to the early 1800s when iron ore was first discovered in the mountains. Tahawus has been abandoned twice from the hardships of operating in the [...]

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Deep in the Heart of the Berkshires: The Hampton Terrace in Lenox, Mass

Hampton Terrace. Photo Courtesy of Jumping Rocks
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Hampton Terrace: 91 Walker Street in Lenox, Massachusetts A Great Place to Kick Back and Relax in the Berkshires Thinking of venturing to the Berkshires for the weekend? It’s a great place to spend a few days, and right in the heart of the area is a very charming B&B that not only is connected [...]

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Need a Quick Getaway? Why not Visit Inlet?

The sign at Arrowhead Park in Inlet, NY
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Inlet: An Overlooked Treasure in the Adirondacks A Quaint Treasure in Hamilton County There’s a large mosaic in Arrowhead Park of Inlet, NY that reads, “Take nothing but memories. Kill nothing but time. Leave nothing but footprints.” That about sums it up for all of the Adirondacks, but for some of us, there is just [...]

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Take a ‘Peak’: A Quick Glimpse of Five Great Adirondack Hikes

Snowy Mountain. Photo by Jessica Venezia
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Tackling the Great Outdoors Five Great Adirondack Hikes There are many ways to experience the Adirondacks, but in my opinion hiking is one of the best. For one thing, it’s very inexpensive—most of the time it’s free. For another, from accomplished “46ers” to novices breaking in their boots, everyone can find a hike they are capable [...]

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Summer Series Part One: Stowe, Vermont

The Stoweflake Resort and Spa. Photo Courtesy of Stoweflake
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Summer Vacations in Stowe, Vermont Spas, Balloons and Great Food in the Green Mountains Keeping in theme with the severe summer weather bringing days filled with rain to Vermont from time to time, I found myself indulging in yet another one of the regional hidden gems. The place is Stowe, VT; though it may look [...]

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Vertical Drops, Scenic Views & Grand Adventures! (Vermont Blog)

The Pump House Waterpark in Jay, Vermont. Photo by Chrissy Lefavour
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Getting Wet and Much More in Jay, Vermont A Great Vacation in the Green Mountains The month of May brought much more than just flowers to Vermont this year. Severe weather precedes summer with freezing temperatures, high winds and spectacular storms, but it also brings plenty of sunshine and warm weather to jumpstart summer. Vermont [...]

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Quarter-Life Crisis Adverted. Sort Of. Part Five: California and Florida

It's a Small World. Photo by Halley Ofner
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California and Florida: Driving Cross Country, Part Five The Wild, Weird and Wacky in the US In the continental United States, the people are represented by 48 separate yet equally important and fascinating states. Our goal was to see them all. These are our stories. California and Florida. Both are sunny and warm, with ocean [...]

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Collinsville: One of Connecticut’s Coolest Small Towns

A Bridge on the Farmington River Trail.
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Collinsville CT: A Hip Town with an Old Vibe One of CT’s Coolest Small Towns In 2007, Collinsville, Connecticut, was voted one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. It’s understandable if you didn’t know this, since this designation didn’t appear in National Geographic or The New York Times; it appeared in the [...]

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The Namib: A Journey Through the World’s Oldest Desert

Sunset on the Hill Above Camp. Photo by Eric Moll
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The Namib: A Journey Through the World’s Oldest Desert Experiencing the Flora, Fauna and Getting Lost in the Namib Desert My time in the Namib left me with an enduring fear of dehydration. Friends complain that I bring too much water on outings, that it’s not necessary to bring a bottle to walk a couple [...]

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