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The Winter (and Holiday) Guide to the Sullivan Catskills

December 9, 2021
A snow-covered hand-painted dove on the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail

From skiing and snowshoeing to holiday light shows and local mulled cider, here are all the top things to do this cold-weather season in the Sullivan Catskills. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. Tis the season to bundle up, wander the snow-covered woods, and sip a hand-warming drink afterward. Or shop till you drop at a holiday market featuring local artisans and food producers.…

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Best Places for Fall Fun in the Sullivan Catskills

October 7, 2021
A beautiful early-fall shot of a lake in the Sullivan Catskills with end-of-summer wildflowers and colorful-leaved trees

Apples, pumpkins, leaf-peeping, cider drinking, hiking—tis the season for some of our favorite seasonal activities, in one of our favorite parts of New York state. Here’s how to do fall in the Sullivan Catskills, just two hours from NYC. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. Fall is a magical time in the Northeast. But there’s something about the tree-carpeted Sullivan Catskills—crisscrossed by rivers and…

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Recipes From Afar: The Dirty Banana (Tropical Cocktail), Beaches Negril, Jamaica

August 20, 2021
The Dirty Banana tropical cocktail pictured in front of Cayuga Lake in New York.

This post is sponsored by Beaches Resorts. This summer, our family once again skipped international travel in favor of mostly regional domestic trips. For August we chose to vacation in upstate New York’s picturesque Finger Lakes region with good friends. Just a five-hour drive from the city, it was a total escape into a beautiful world of waterfalls and gorges, wineries and breweries, endless acres of farmland and,…

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Restaurant + Outdoor Guide to Narrowsburg, NY and Callicoon, NY

July 9, 2021
People kayaking and canoeing on the Delaware River in the Sullivan Catskills in summer

When considering local travel a short drive from New York City, the Sullivan Catskills region encompassing Narrowsburg and Callicoon, New York, may not be the first destination to spring to mind. But with beautiful hiking (and other outdoor activities), great restaurants, and fun breweries, it most definitely should be. Here’s your guide to Narrowsburg and Callicoon. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors’ Association. A recent…

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Find the Best Czech Foods in Prague

June 20, 2019

Pub snacks, main dishes, sweets: Look for these 10 classic Czech foods to eat like a born-and-raised local in Prague. Letenské sady (Letná Park) in Prague. Prague is a city that’s the “heart of Europe” and the “city of a hundred spires,” a romantic legend dripping with history and beauty. Not too many people wax poetic about Czech food though (beer, yes, but not food!). Czech cuisine tends…

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What to Eat in Jackson County, Michigan: 9 Spots to Try

September 27, 2018

Michigan’s food scene isn’t all about Detroit. In this sponsored post, meet Jackson County, birthplace of the beloved Coney dog and so much more.

Jackson County, Michigan, is known for its diner-style pit stops and family-owned eateries. Whether you are looking for a place to dine in or take out from, eat a regional specialty or devour BBQ, enjoy doughnuts or chow down on desserts, Jackson County’s food…

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Top 5 Tibetan Foods in Tibet

January 17, 2018

For people who love food, one of the main reasons for choosing a Tibet tour is the culinary culture there. We’ve covered the basics of Tibetan cuisine already; now we’ll go into the dishes you can expect to eat at restaurants in Tibet. Thanks to the close geographical proximity, Tibetan food reflects influences of Indian, Chinese, and Nepalese cookery in its main dishes. However, partly due to the…