Category: New York

Feasting on Skizza


Last Saturday we took an impromptu drive along the Hudson River Valley, and while on Route 9, Rhinebeck struck me as an upscale town, standing out amidst its rustic surroundings. Boutiques, fine dining, spacious sidewalks lined with cafes gave way to tree-lined quiet neighborhoods. As some of you may remember, this little town was in the spotlight last year as the chosen venue for … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Tuscan Fries



Fun and Festivity in Albany, New York

The 63rd Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 7 & 8, 2011 at Washington Park in Albany, New York. Glimpses from last year’s festival:




We had been there last year to see the burst of colors in upstate New York. Albany is the oft-overlooked and somewhat ignored capital of the State of New York. Actually it’s a great weekend … Read the rest

Pretty in Pink


Scenic Houses by the Hudson Valley

I remember reading Rip Van Winkle as a kid so when I heard that its author Washington Irving’s  ivy-covered mid-19th century home can be toured in Tarrytown, New York, I had to see for myself. America’s first internationally famous author, Irving is best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and many other short stories.  Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the bustle of … Read the rest

Spring is Here!

Travel Tidbits from 2010

I have covered quite a few places in 2010 – starting with Lititz in Pennsylvania and finishing it off with a trip to Montana! In between, we have been to Providence, Philadelphia, Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth, Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Princeton, Albany and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We have also explored the … Read the rest

Long Island in Bloom

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is one of Long Island’s premier arboretums. I was going through some old pics, when I found this from our Planting Fields collection. Kicking off the week with some color and cheer!

Happy Holidays Everyone!