Though the outside consensus is that the rural areas of the United States don't have much to offer the curious traveler, I have found that not to be true at all.
Right now I am home preparing for the holidays with my family. We like to spend them here. With New York City as our playground, we enjoy all the lights and scenes. However, once all the festivities are over, we start feeling the urge to get out there for some w[...]
Nestled in upstate New York, just 30 minutes outside of my old stomping grounds of Syracuse (go Orange!), lays the quaint, historic city of Cortland. A winter ski destination and close in proximity to the wineries of the Finger Lakes, it was the perfect little week[...]
Last year my family and I got up early on a Sunday morning to take a cruise up the Hudson River in celebration of Oktoberfest. Granted, I am not a huge beer drinker and tend to not consume much alcohol when I am on an outing with my kids, but visiting Bear Mountain[...]
After an intense professional day, I needed to just unplug and be with my family. My oldest wasn't able to join us because of a recent knee surgery, so in a way the pictures in this series which I call "Unplugged" aren't complete, but still they captured the perfec[...]
Things are getting a little busy here in the Cain household and all this snow hasn't really helped much. My husband and I pride ourselves in taking time away together, but life has gotten in the way as of late. That's why on the one free weekend we managed to pu[...]
I'm slowly realizing that I am a mountain girl. Well, ok, not really. But I want to be. My husband laughs at me because I tell him I often daydream of living in a house, near a creek, with a garden (so what that I don't have a green thumb) and tire swing on a tree[...]
The first time I heard about the Finger Lakes in upstate New York was while sipping on one of their delicious red wines and laughing it up with one of their lovely tourism representatives - the ladies are indeed lovely, but the wine definitely helped bring on the[...]