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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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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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The Last Best Place: Reflections on a Trip to Montana

Montana. Photo by Dan Long
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Montana: The Last Best Place Exploring Montana and the Pacific Northwest From the second we are born our imaginations are constantly shrinking. As a child the world we find ourselves in is full of small mysteries, everything is new. A trip to Burger King or the bowling alley is an act of discovery and we [...]

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Cyber Vagabonding Part 2: The Couchsurfing Experience

At TentSurf 2010 in Mexico, couchsurfers gather around a bonfire-2
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Cyber Vagabonding Part 2: The Couchsurfing Experience Couchsurfing: Another Way to see the World At TentSurf 2010 in Mexico, couchsurfers gather around a bonfire. This weeklong party on the beach featured people from all over the world, and the United States. Part of the International phenomenon of Couchsurfing. My guests have just departed. After a [...]

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Day-Tripping: Antiquing in the Catskills

Homer and Langley's Mystery Spot
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Antique Shops in the Catskills Best Antiquing in the Catskills Growing up in Connecticut, my family would take a trip to the Catskills every fall. As a child, the Catskills were synonymous with the (now out of business) Catskills Game Farm (…”you’ll find adventure…at Catskills Game Farm…adventure is in our nature! “). I can still [...]

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A Different Way to Travel NY State: Cycling the Erie Canal

Erie Canal, Photo by Eric Moll
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Erie Canal Cycling Stress-less Cycling along the Erie Canal The Erie Canal was pretty instrumental in the early economic growth of Rochester, as well as Buffalo and even New York City, but its downfall was rapid once highways showed up to replace it. I-90 actually takes the same basic path as the Erie Canal. It [...]

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A Vegan B&B in New Lebanon, NY: Red Robin Song Guest House

Red Robin Guest House, New Lebanon, NY
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The Red Robin Song Guest House, New Lebanon, NY Tucked away in the town of New Lebanon, NY in the hills of the Berkshires, on a quiet off-the-beaten-path side road off Rt. 20, you’ll find the spacious and serene Red Robin Song Guest House. The B&B rests on 85 acres surrounded mostly by wooded land, which include [...]

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Quarter-Life Crisis Adverted. Sort Of. Driving Cross Country, Part Three: Missouri and Nevada

The Bellagio
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Driving Cross Country: A Cross Country Tale of the US, Part Three: Missouri and Nevada Long story short, my partner of two years and I quit our stable, semi-satisfactory jobs in D.C., bought a car, and spent two months visiting the 48 continental states. Why would we do something so irresponsible? Why not? Timing was [...]

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A Beer Lovers Guide to Manhattan (NYC Blog)

Bohemian Hall
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Best New York City Breweries and Beer Gardens Before the common era, man had found a way to make the satisfying and sometimes intoxicating beverage that we have come to know as beer. One of the first drinks our kind decided to make remains one of the most popular. Although, beer in itself is one [...]

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