The Covered Bridges of Washington County

Want a picturesque drive to some of the most charming and photo-friendly spots of CapNY? Roll down your windows and head out to Washington County, where five covered bridges await you. Please note that there can be spotty cell phone reception in some of these areas, so download or print maps and directions before youContinue reading “The Covered Bridges of Washington County”

Troy’s Oakwood Cemetery: Traveling through Time

Did you know that, before there were city parks in Troy, residents would take strolls and picnic in cemeteries like Oakwood? Well, what is old is new again. The 280 acre cemetery located in the northeast section of the Collar City is becoming a popular place for reflecting on the city’s past while walking onContinue reading “Troy’s Oakwood Cemetery: Traveling through Time”

5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass

Last summer, like many avid explorers, I reluctantly respected new travel restrictions.  Temporarily bound to New York State, I needed to make alternative vacation plans.  Thus arose the perfect opportunity to buy an Empire Pass Card and become acquainted with the natural wonders of the Capital Region.  The Empire Pass Open the gates to theContinue reading “5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass”

10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County

Just across the Hudson River from bustling Albany, Rensselaer County is a dream for hikers, cyclists, artists, nature-lovers, and locavores. Ten wonderful walking trails in Rensselaer County await you, just minutes away from the cities! Driving east from Albany or Troy, you’ll soon start to notice the hills, and eventually your ears might pop. That’sContinue reading “10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County”

5 Lake George Winter Activities

Located in the southeastern Adirondacks, Lake George is a spectacular spot to enjoy numerous winter activities while avoiding the crowds of the summer. Winter is the time when the area slows down from its bustling summer pace to become a tranquil haven for those seeking snowy, outdoor adventures. 5 Lake George Winter Activities Lake GeorgeContinue reading “5 Lake George Winter Activities”

8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY

Washington County, NY, has natural beauty, family owned farmland, innovative culinary arts, charming Main Streets and creative artists of various disciplines. Traverse the abundant wilderness and enjoy farm-based food culture. while taking in its languid, neighborly atmosphere. Want to find my favorite 8 can’t-miss spots in Washington County? Read on! Off the Beaten Path LargelyContinue reading “8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY”

5 Family-Friendly Skiing and Tubing Centers Across CapNY

Whether you’re a bona fide ski bum or just feeling ski-curious, this might be the ideal winter to spend on the slopes. Ski areas offer acres of open air and gorgeous natural scenery, making them some of the safest family-friendly spaces to spend with energetic kids who’ve been cooped up for COVID safety. 5 Great,Continue reading “5 Family-Friendly Skiing and Tubing Centers Across CapNY”

Moving Upstate: Miami Transplant Tony Quezada

Tony Quezada moved from Miami to Latham in 2017, to be with his fiancee, Chelsea. He’s now found a job he loves — he is an Associate at Ayco, a division of Goldman Sachs —  but he arrived here without much knowledge of the region, or a clear path or plan. Though Tony’s fiancé wasContinue reading “Moving Upstate: Miami Transplant Tony Quezada”

First Date Ideas in CapNY – Beyond the Ordinary

Dating looks a little different these days…but we’re hopeful first dates will be a “thing” again sometime soon. So when it’s time to connect in person with that crush you’ve been texting  for months throughout quarantine, or that new connection you just made on Hinge, Becky and Gabby have your back. First Date Ideas FromContinue reading “First Date Ideas in CapNY – Beyond the Ordinary”

7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY

There’s no better view than the one from a saddle. The rhythmic pattern of horse hooves on a sandy path melts away all my stress of daily life. Plus, a sure-footed horse can carry us to places off the beaten path through scenic fields, alongside streams, and into the foothills of the Adirondack and CatskillContinue reading “7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY”