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Come See Upstate New York in Bloom!

Upstate New York, much like Canada, experiences cold, snowy and grey winters. While I think winter brings its own set of loveliness and fun—with... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 3/20/2017

Where to Find Fit Fare in Upstate New York

If you’re anything like me, you’re still trying to cling to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthy. It can be difficult to stay on track while... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 3/7/2017

Watching Sports in Upstate NY: A Unique Experience

Did you know that Upstate NY is full of local sports teams that provide visitors a chance to watch an exciting game any time of year? With a team... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 3/2/2017

Top 5 Craft Beverage Joints You Need to Check Out

If you enjoy craft beer and ciders, then there is no doubt you need to plan a trip to Upstate New York. Craft breweries sprinkle every region of the... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 2/21/2017

Canvas-ing Upstate New York: 4 Ways to Experience Art

It seems that no matter where I visit in Upstate New York, I’ve stepped into someone else’s canvas. Whether strolling around downtown Rochester, or... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 2/8/2017

Food That Will Warm You Up This Winter

Maybe it’s just me, but the cuisine of a certain area is definitely one of the things I remember most about my trips. Some of the meals I have had on... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 2/2/2017

Celebrate Family Day with a Trip to Upstate New York

What better way to spend Family Day than with a family trip? Only a short drive away, Upstate New York is full of family-friendly and one-of-a-kind... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 2/1/2017

Valentine’s Day Deals You’ll LOVE

Once February rolls around, it seems everyone starts thinking about roses, chocolate, wine and love. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | 1/31/2017

Surviving Winter: A “Spirited” Guide to Upstate New York

Don’t let winter stop you from getting outside and enjoying the charm of Upstate New York. The chilly weather yields some unique and exciting... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 1/11/2017

New Year’s Resolutions

With the start of each new year brings new beginnings and I, like many people, take the opportunity to write down my goals for the coming year. Whether... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 1/4/2017

Beat the Winter Blues

New York State, much like Canada, becomes a winter wonderland each year. Beautiful as they are, there isn’t much of a choice but to try to make the... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 12/12/2016

Scenes from a Snow Globe

Whether you enjoy playing outside in fresh snow, or prefer watching snowflakes fall while you’re snuggled up by a fire, I think we could all agree that... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 12/9/2016

Experience Boxing Week in Upstate New York!

The holiday fun doesn’t need to end when Christmas and Boxing Day are over. Make your Boxing Week memorable this year with a trip to Upstate New York!... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 12/8/2016

The Perfect Gift: Unique Holiday Shopping in Upstate New York

As any true Rochesterian would do, any time I find myself searching for a last-minute Christmas gift (which happens just about every year for me), I... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 12/6/2016

Snow is in the Air… So it’s Time to Talk About Skiing

The first snow of the season has officially descended on Upstate New York, burying its residents in several inches of fluffy powder. While I dig out my... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 11/22/2016

6 Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Upstate NY

Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially the start of my favorite season! From the sparkling lights, festive music and sweet treats, it’s definitely... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 11/11/2016

Dig In: The Best Upstate New York Spots for Comfort Food

For Americans, November is the month of turkey, stuffing, and comfort food. And although the official Thanksgiving holiday isn’t celebrated until... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 11/6/2016

Girls Getaway in Upstate New York

They say laughter is the best medicine, and I laugh the hardest when I get to spend quality time with my closest friends. Meeting for a drink or coffee... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 10/31/2016

October Thrills, Chills, and Spooky Fun!

The weather has begun to turn chilly, which means it’s time to start turning your attention to the spooky side of things. There is nothing more... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 10/18/2016

If Shopping is a Sport, Give Me the Gold Medal

I would consider myself a shopping expert. If they existed, I’d like to think I would even be awarded a gold medal for it. I get an adrenaline rush... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 10/10/2016

Family Fun for Every Season in Upstate New York

Having two children, life can get hectic between school, the kids’ activities and family events. Especially in the winter when we’re restricted... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 10/6/2016

Chocolate, Apples, Beer… Science?

The best way to get from point A to point B is a straight line - unless there is a trail loaded with interesting and delicious stops to explore. From... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 10/1/2016

Fall Festivals Abound!

While Canadians are giving thanks and celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend on October 8 and 9, Americans are welcoming in the autumn season with... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 9/27/2016

5 Places to Leaf-Peep in Upstate New York

If you’re like me, you love fall - a slight chill in the air, pumpkin spice everything and the beautiful New York scenery changing before your eyes.... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 9/15/2016

Family Fall Favorites in Upstate NY!

My kids love fall. The start of a fresh school year, the anticipation leading up to Halloween, the fun colors and the numerous outdoor activities are... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 9/1/2016

The Sips of the Season

New York State is home to many unique destinations, but a favorite among the locals and out-of-towners alike has to be the regional tastes – including... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 8/26/2016

Camping in Upstate NY: Still S’more Fun to Be Had This Summer!

The hustle and bustle of everyday life definitely keeps things interesting. Maintaining a balance between work, my social life and my hobbies can be... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 8/3/2016

6 Attractions that Welcome LGBT Travelers, Just Across the Border

Rochester is a city known for its civil and human rights movements, so it’s no wonder that it’s also home to an exciting LGBT community. Visit and make... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 8/1/2016

Tee Up! Hone Your Golf Game in Upstate New York

Get your daily dose of iron and plan a cross-border golf trip to Upstate New York!

Okay, that was a little cheesy. But in all seriousness, with... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 8/1/2016

A Summer Full of Festivals

Summer may be a favored season for many reasons, but the countless activities have to be my number one. I especially love festivals of all kinds, as... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 7/27/2016

A Birthday, An Exhibit, and a Trip through New York’s State Parks

This year marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on August 25, 2016, celebrating a century of recreation, conservation, and historic... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | 7/14/2016

Hidden Gems - On the Water

Summer is the best season, isn’t it? Sunshine, cook-outs, outdoor activities and, my personal favorite, traveling! But if you are anything like me, the... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | 7/14/2016

A 20-something’s Testimony to the Thrill of Waterparks

As a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, I’ll jump at the opportunity to partake in anything thrilling. Blame it on my extremely extroverted personality... Read More

By Joelle Steeves | 6/29/2016

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