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Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegun Sun – Here’s What Happened

Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegun Sun – Here’s What Happened

The Tale of the Mom’s Night Out, or how three Moms from Long Island make an exciting escape to Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut.

After considering a few options, we realized the perfect choice for our ladies’ getaway was Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Let’s review the facts: a short 3-hour drive from New York (Long Island), lots of great restaurants, live entertainment, gambling for those who want to give it a go, and a beautiful hotel with reasonable rates. What’s not to love about that?

August 18, 2017 | By More
Maine Windjammer Cruises – The Best Unplugged Vacation in America

Maine Windjammer Cruises – The Best Unplugged Vacation in America

For a vacation that will renew your vigor, reset your internal clock and put you in touch with the commanding natural beauty of coastal Maine, there’s no better choice than to sail aboard one of Maine’s Windjammer Fleet. If you’ve never considered a sailing vacation aboard one of the 9 schooners in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet, you’re missing one of life’s great adventures.

Let me set the stage.

August 7, 2017 | By More
Best Ways to Navigate New York City For First Time Visitors

Best Ways to Navigate New York City For First Time Visitors

First-Time in NYC: Best Ways to Get Around the Neighborhoods

New York City is gigantic, crowded, and difficult to navigate, especially for newcomers. That having been said, most visitors make it harder than it needs to be simply because they don’t do their research. If you plan your routes and make a point of adapting to local circumstances, you can make local NYC transportation much easier. Here are some tips for first-time visitors.

June 26, 2017 | By More
Top USA Beach Road Trips for Summer 2017

Top USA Beach Road Trips for Summer 2017

Best American Road Trips for Beach Lovers.

It’s the classic experience; loading up your friends and heading for the beach in your car. America has some marvelous, seaside destinations just waiting for visitors with ample parking and easy access to the sand and the sun. If you’re planning on heading out this summer or any other time of the year, here are some destinations well worth the trip.

June 12, 2017 | By More
Fun Summer Getaways at BnB Inns with Pubs Onsite

Fun Summer Getaways at BnB Inns with Pubs Onsite

Raise a Glass: Top B&Bs with Pubs Onsite

Carefully curated wine lists. Locally sourced menus. Passionate artisan chefs. Oh, and you don’t have to leave your B&B to find all three. From Seafood Pot Pie to Smoked Wagyu Sirloin, these B&Bs offer in house pubs packing way more punch than your average watering hole. With sophisticated seasonal grub and hand crafted cocktails, these four B&Bs are offering guests the ultimate onsite pub experience.

May 16, 2017 | By More
Have Kids… Need Toys That Travel!

Have Kids… Need Toys That Travel!

6 Toy Fair Finds that are perfect for family travel. This year I was welcomed back to the Annual Toy Fair that was held in New York at the Jacob Javits Center and I was on the hunt for toys that are great for bringing on family trips.

The Toy Fair is huge and there is so much to see and learn about. There are lots of new toys that are perfect for a road trip, dinner out, a plane trip, or anywhere you need to go. I was lucky enough to meet with lots of great new up and coming entrepreneurs, who have incredible visions of what kids would love to play with. There were so many to discuss, so sit back and get ready for the toy travel ride…

March 13, 2017 | By More
Romantic Reasons to Visit NYC With Your Valentine in 2017

Romantic Reasons to Visit NYC With Your Valentine in 2017

The pressure is on to plan a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day for your love. This year with the big day arriving mid-week, it’s a good time to plan a pre-or-post Valentine’s Day getaway to celebrate your affection, and nowhere sparkles with more excitement than New York City. There are lots of romantic activities and sites to experience in 2017, so let’s take a look at our picks for:

The Most Romantic NYC Treats for 2017.

January 31, 2017 | By More
Set The Stage For Romance – Romantic BnB Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Set The Stage For Romance – Romantic BnB Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Set the Stage for Romance! Romantic B&B Getaways Perfect for Valentine’s Day

A stay at a cozy bed and breakfast, the opportunity to explore wintry landscapes, curling up in front of a fire, or even harboring up in a charming suite indulging in breakfast in bed have enough lure on their own, no matter the day. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, surprising your sweetheart with a B&B getaway makes the experience that much more romantic. We’ve rounded up our top picks for the best B&B Valentine’s Day specials that will make your romantic escape with the one you love memorable.

January 24, 2017 | By More
Discover Camping in the Grand Canyon of the East – Letchworth State Park, NY

Discover Camping in the Grand Canyon of the East – Letchworth State Park, NY

How to Camp in Letchworth State Park and Discover the Grand Canyon of the East

You think New York is one big concrete jungle that makes you mad with the hurly-burly of the city life. But the Big Apple has something huge to offer – camping to one of the greatest escapes you’ll ever have: Letchworth State Park. There’s no better place than famed Letchworth State Park which is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” and considered by many as having one of the most incredible scenery in the eastern states.

January 10, 2017 | By More
B&B Holiday Events and Packages Worth Celebrating

B&B Holiday Events and Packages Worth Celebrating

The holiday season is a magical time of year that brings joy to families everywhere, but with that joy comes some form of stress. This year, take advantage of some home-away-from-home hospitality and spend the holidays at a cozy bed and breakfast. From delicious 6-course dinners to sleigh rides in the snow and city light tours, these four B&Bs are offering guests the ultimate festive experiences and packages for you to share with your loved ones.

December 21, 2016 | By More
Ghost Stories From Our Favorite Bed and Breakfast Inns

Ghost Stories From Our Favorite Bed and Breakfast Inns

Enjoy a Spirited Stay at One of These Haunted BnBs and Learn All About Their Resident Ghost

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is almost here. Instead of exchanging ghost stories in the night, why not give yourself, your family and/or your friends a chance to tell of your own spooky stories after a visit to one of these haunted, yet hospitable, bed and breakfasts? Enjoy these stories of some of our favorite BnBs that play host to guests and ghosts alike:

October 17, 2016 | By More
10 Getaways Where Fall Prices Are Falling – Don’t Miss These Bargains

10 Getaways Where Fall Prices Are Falling – Don’t Miss These Bargains

Best Fall Getaways Where Off Season Prices Are A Bargain

Falls is a wonderful time to go traveling. Days are still warm, evenings are cool and comfortable, and nature puts on a show for all of us to marvel at. What makes fall travel even more enticing is off-season bargain prices in much of the world. From New England to California, north and south, everyone has their red marker out, crossing out the high season prices and lowering them for savvy off-season travelers.

September 27, 2016 | By More
Western Massachusetts Fall Roadtrip, Full of Hidden Gems

Western Massachusetts Fall Roadtrip, Full of Hidden Gems

Each year thousands of leaf peepers tumble into their cars and head north toward the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to be dazzled by fall foliage displays. Highways become clogged, restaurants are filled to overflowing, hotels are sold out and prices are at their max.

This year we have a smarter suggestion for you, instead of heading north, point your car toward central Massachusetts and discover the beauty of ancestral farms, hillsides awash with fall colors and small towns chock full of farm stands, art, music, history and artisan craft shops. Fall foliage is just as brilliant in this verdant region, but you’ll miss the annoying crowds.

September 16, 2016 | By More
Canandaigua NY – Where Beer & Wine Trails Meet For A Spirited Good Time

Canandaigua NY – Where Beer & Wine Trails Meet For A Spirited Good Time

The Finger Lakes Region of up-state New York has always been known for its beauty and abundance of acclaimed vineyards. While most travelers are drawn to the southern region to visit Watkins Glen, Hammondsport and Corning; I’d like to draw your attention further north to the delightful city and lake known as Canandaigua.

Come along on our exploration of the Canandaigua Lake area to discover acclaimed vineyards, craft breweries and fine cuisine.

September 5, 2016 | By More
11 Famous TV and Film Coffee Shops You Can Visit For Real

11 Famous TV and Film Coffee Shops You Can Visit For Real

Famous TV and Movie Coffee Shop Hangouts

All of our favorite TV sitcom shows seem to have a comfy neighborhood coffee shop where all the popular characters gather to exchange their inner-most feelings and to share a laugh or two, even if it is supplied by a phony laugh-track…. Even so, travelers love to search out the real diners and coffee shops that were used as TV settings. Probably Tom’s Restaurant in Manhattan is the most famous, as the gathering spot for the Seinfeld gang.

August 31, 2016 | By More
1837 Cobblestone Cottage BnB – Worth Traveling To The Finger Lakes For

1837 Cobblestone Cottage BnB – Worth Traveling To The Finger Lakes For

Sometimes you come across an inn that is so delightful, you feel like you’d like to move right in. That’s exactly the experience we had at the 1837 Cobblestone Cottage Bed and Breakfast in up-state New York. Canaddaigua is both a town and a “finger” lake located just south of Rochester NY, about a five 1/2 hour drive from Boston straight out Rt 90 – the Mass Pike.

August 22, 2016 | By More
Lake Erie Wine Trail – A Fun & Spirited Road Trip Destination

Lake Erie Wine Trail – A Fun & Spirited Road Trip Destination

Lake Erie Wine Country stretches for 50 miles along the southeastern edge of Lake Erie (Erie, PA to Chautauqua County in up-state New York) and wine tasting is just one of the awesome activities that attract in-the-know travelers to this bucolic corner of America.

What’s that you say….you never heard of it? Well, I suspect everyone has been trying to keep it a secret for themselves. Come along as we discover what makes this region a fun and “spirited” getaway destination well worth discovering.

July 27, 2016 | By More
Luxury Weddings at Bed and Breakfast Inns

Luxury Weddings at Bed and Breakfast Inns

Here Comes the Luxury! Beautiful BnB Wedding Sites For Your Special Day.

Many bed and breakfasts are often celebrated for their romantic surroundings – and as the ideal spots for couples to reconnect. Did you know there are plenty of properties that also offer luxurious packages and amenities designed with weddings in mind? Not only can brides and grooms enjoy nuptials onsite, they’ll have access to accommodations for the Big Day and beyond for both themselves and their guests too. Here are a handful consider for those waiting to walk down the aisle.

July 25, 2016 | By More
Cool Mountain & Lakeside BnB’s To Escape The Summer Heat

Cool Mountain & Lakeside BnB’s To Escape The Summer Heat

Cool Mountain and Lakeside B&B’s Invite You to Escape the Summer Heat

As the heat index rises so too does travelers’ intolerance for uncomfortable getaways. The search for cooler destinations in magnificent locations becomes top priority during summer, and there are plenty of B&B’s situated in mountainous and lakeside regions that definitely fit the bill. Here are a few to check out and check into when planning your next great escape.

July 25, 2016 | By More
NYC Ice Cream Walking Tour – Strolling The Sweet Streets of New York

NYC Ice Cream Walking Tour – Strolling The Sweet Streets of New York

Our family was recently hosted by Sugartooth Tours, who specializes in sweat walking dessert tours in NYC.

What could be more inviting than walking the streets of New York City, stopping to sample delicious ice cream along the way. Come with us as we take a walking tour along the sweet streets of NYC.

July 19, 2016 | By More