One of the first things I noticed when traveling to Croatia was that there was a concentrated effort by their tourism board to move visitors from the popular cities of Split and Dubrovnik to more inland cities.
While I didn’t get the memo when I booked my hotel stays, I did make sure to book a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park. … More Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park
Iceland’s main airport is only about a six hours’ flight away from New York which makes it a nice easy escape from the hustle and of the city. On the flip side, once landed in Iceland, it’s still about an hour’s drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. Since the famous Blue Lagoon is located … More Exploring Iceland from Reykjavik
Known for the sheer volume of water cascading over the cliff-side every minute, the massive trio of waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls straddle the border of New York and Canada. While the US and Canada both lay claim to part of the falls, I prefer the Canadian side of the border. It has … More Visiting Niagara Falls
Standing 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls, Taughannock Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall in the Northeastern United States. The State Park encompasses the waterfall, it’s surrounding trails and a fairly grassy beach area where Taughannock Creek spills out into Cayuga Lake. The Lower Falls area is extremely popular due to its convenient location near … More Taughannock Falls State Park
One of my favorite parks in Upstate New York (and endlessly popular amongst the Ithaca and Binghamton University crowd) is the delicious sounding Buttermilk Falls State Park. Just as pretty as Watkins Glen State Park and distinctly less crowded, the 811 acre park boasts a small lake, woodland and gorge-side hiking trails, a natural pool … More Buttermilk Falls State Park
With the pandemic limiting our travel experiences, more Americans are beginning to discover beautiful places to explore close to home. One of the more popular of these locations is Watkins Glen State Park, located just off of Seneca Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upper New York. Only four and a half hours … More Watkins Glen- A Finger Lakes Favorite