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10+ Things to Do in Rochester NY

Growing up, my hometown’s tagline was “Rochester: Made for Living”. And that described it perfectly: a wonderful place to live with lots of everyday amenities, even if it wasn’t a tourism hotspot. Slowly but surely that’s evolved, with more and more things to do in Rochester NY putting it solidly on the travel map. Today, …

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Buffalo Really Stepped Up Its Game

Rock climbing Buffalo Riverside

Like all good fairy tales, Buffalo’s story has some tragic moments. It started out happy enough: the construction of the Erie Canal brought a surge of population and commerce.  It was home to two presidents, Olmsted designed a park system to rival Central Park, and Frank Lloyd Wright designed several buildings. By the beginning of the …

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Cheers to Keuka Lake!

Heron Hill Winery Keuka Lake

With eleven Finger Lakes to choose from, there’s no way I could single one out as my favorite.  I grew up closest to Canandaigua Lake, always loved Cayuga Lake and Ithaca, and Seneca Lake holds a special spot in my heart. But Keuka Lake is the one I’ve spent the most time at.  We have …

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