Chasin’ Waterfalls in Ithaca, NY

Famously, “Ithaca is Gorges.” And it really, really is. Neal and I grew up in and around Ithaca and have spent a lot of time exploring those gorges. Recently, we hiked the Gorge and Rim trails at lower Buttermilk Falls along Buttermilk Creek. Right now, it costs $8 to park in the park’s lot, butContinue reading “Chasin’ Waterfalls in Ithaca, NY”

Fun in the Sun: Jax Beach, Fl

I have to admit, I don’t like Florida. It’s hot, it’s flat, there are pythons! But when a friend gets married there, you go. And you discover it’s not all bad. That’s what happened when we spent one day in Jacksonville “Jax” Beach. Here’s how we spent it! Stay on the Beach The number oneContinue reading “Fun in the Sun: Jax Beach, Fl”

Bryce Canyon: Fairyland Loop Trail

By far my favorite trail in Bryce Canyon, Fairyland Loop Trail allows you to get into that Utah landscape you’ve been instagramming all morning. I say morning because it’s not far from the best spot in Bryce to get the classic sunrise shot. There are two ways to trek the Fairyland Loop Trail – counterclockwiseContinue reading “Bryce Canyon: Fairyland Loop Trail”

Goblin Valley State Park: Why You Should Make the Detour

Goblin Valley in Utah is what I think Mars must be like. We traveled extensively in Utah on an amazing road trip. You can read about our full adventure here, or if you want to check out specific aspects of the trip, you can check out our post on Arches National Park and our postContinue reading “Goblin Valley State Park: Why You Should Make the Detour”

The Scariest Drive in Utah: Shafer Trail Road via Potash

Canyonlands National Park is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. Neal and I fell hard for the park from the second we stepped tire in it. We’ve written about all we saw in Southern Utah on this trip, including nearby Arches National Park, but Canyonlands was our favorite. After we spent aContinue reading “The Scariest Drive in Utah: Shafer Trail Road via Potash”

Photo Guide to Arches National Park

We went to Arches National Park as part of a longer road trip around Southern Utah. It was quite the highlight, with dozens of natural arches big and small. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of a trip through Arches. Getting There What to Drive First of all, if you’re doing a roadContinue reading “Photo Guide to Arches National Park”

Top 6 things to do if you want to see NYC like a local

New York City has a vast array of offerings. If you’ve never been to NYC, you should come see the typical things that make NYC great: the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Broadway. These are quintessential NYC activities and I strongly recommend each.Continue reading “Top 6 things to do if you want to see NYC like a local”

A Weekend in Bennington, Vermont

Bennington, VT is a very small town and yet, the biggest town in southern Vermont. It’s an adorable town to spend the night in. If you find yourself there, here is a great list of what to see in a short time, as well as where to stay! What to do Visit the many coveredContinue reading “A Weekend in Bennington, Vermont”

The Best Brewery Tour in NYC

There are dozens of breweries in NYC. There are two ways I’d recommend getting a good taste of them. You can either borough-hop your way through several, or stick to either Brooklyn or Queens to really get to know the local brews. I’m going to recommend a great brewery tour through Queens that I thinkContinue reading “The Best Brewery Tour in NYC”