A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats

What does summer fun look like to us? Hot dogs, beer, baseball, and good company. And this is why spending a night with our local minor league baseball team, the Tri-City ValleyCats, is the way to go. Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night, an outdoor family experience, or a casual night out withContinue reading “A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats”

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”

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”

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”

8 Skateboard Parks in CapNY

CapNY boasts a long, vibrant history with skateboarding, turning out more than its fair share of pros and industry icons over the past 35 years including Johnny Schilleref,  Co-founder and former president of Element Skateboards, and pro skaters Kenny Reed and Curtis Rapp. Now is the perfect time to get out and start rolling, noContinue reading “8 Skateboard Parks in CapNY”

6 Things To Do In Saratoga Springs (That Aren’t Downtown)

Summer in Saratoga Springs. There’s nothing like it. Horses, restaurant patios, shopping… and crowds. Sometimes I crave an outing that’s a little less populated, so I’ve put together a few ideas on what to do in Saratoga Springs that are a bit more off the beaten path. Here are six of my favorites to getContinue reading “6 Things To Do In Saratoga Springs (That Aren’t Downtown)”

CapNY Insider Tips: Upstate Kayak Rentals

Sign up, pay online, get a code, unlock your kayak/life jacket/paddle, ADVENTURE! Upstate Kayak Rentals makes the process of self-service kayak rentals THAT easy and that’s why they’re included in this edition of CapNY Insider Tips. The only difficult part of the process was choosing one of the eight paddle locations offered through Upstate KayakContinue reading “CapNY Insider Tips: Upstate Kayak Rentals”