Becky

Becky loves hiking and the outdoors, reading a good book on a rainy day, practicing yoga with friends, cooking with Sinatra in the background, relaxing with her husband and a good glass of wine, and above all: travel. Read more about Becky.

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Pros and Cons of Visiting Yellowstone in September

I’ve been a long-time advocate for shoulder season travel. More often than not, you get smaller crowds and lower prices with only minor trade-offs. Visiting Yellowstone in September is no exception and in fact, fall might be the best time of year to go. Not only will you get traditional shoulder-season benefits, but there are …

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Everyone Loves Yellowstone, Except (Apparently) Me

“I feel like we’re in a scene from The Land Before Time,” I commented. We were walking through clouds, the fog obscuring our view past twenty feet or so. In front of us, I could make out one of Yellowstone’s mud craters, a hideous gray pool frothing away. My right ear was tuned into the …

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New York is Not Messing Around With Travel Quarantines

In June, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring a 14-day quarantine period for people traveling to New York from states with “significant community spread” or residents returning home after travel. The metrics for determining high-risk states are publicly available with the state list updated every Tuesday. New Jersey and Connecticut have similar policies in …

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My Tried & True Vacation Rental Meal Plan and Grocery List

This fall’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons is full of precautions — one of them being preparing our own meals instead of dining in restaurants. For us, this isn’t hard. I’ve been vacation meal planning for longer than it’s been trendy. Making your own food is a huge budget saver compared to eating at …

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No One Hikes in Acadia National Park and That’s Why You Should Go

I assumed Acadia National Park hiking would be a nightmare.  We were visiting on a warm summer weekend and many of the trails are short and flat with gorgeous views.  That’s a recipe for crowds and congestion. Sure enough, we parked our rental car at Jordan Pond’s overflow parking lot at 11am on a Saturday …

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