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A Walking Tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Whether or not one believes that Washington Irving’s Headless Horseman roams Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the grounds as well as the adjacent Old Dutch Church & Burying Ground are a fascinating and photogenic window into American history. Daytime and evening guided tours are available, for a fee, by prior registration. Walk ins are welcome (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30) […] Read more

The Witch Trials Memorial in Salem, MA

A yellow flower sat on each of twenty simple granite stones at the Witch Trial Memorial in Salem, Massachusetts. Each was a reminder of the fourteen women and six men who were accused of being witches in 1692 and later tried, convicted, and executed. Designed by Maggie Smith and James Cutler, the monument was inspired by […] Read more

Southbound on Taconic State Parkway

New York’s answer to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Taconic State Parkway is the longest parkway in the state and arguably the most scenic. Running 104 miles from Chatham, NY to Kensico Dam, the parkway is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for its role in developing American roadways. The entire drive can […] Read more

Lake Taghkanic Gold

In early autumn, New York State Park Lake Taghkanic is awash in gold. Located in the Hudson Valley Region, the park can be accessed right off scenic Taconic State Parkway at one mile south of the Hudson exit. Over 1500 acres, the park provides seasonal boat rentals and year round hiking, biking, cross-country ski and snowmobile […] Read more

Peak Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks

Plan a Getaway, Maven Style: Your Grandfather’s Adirondacks (with Better Food) Lake Placid – Gateway to the Adirondacks See New York Getaways for more destinations nearby. Image Details: Camera NIKON D800 Focal Length 40 mm ISO 125 Aperture f/5 Exposure Time 1/100 […] Read more

First Tinge of Fall Color at Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills

 Plan a Getaway, Maven Style: The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County NY Catskill NY: River Gateway to the Mountains See New York Getaways for more destinations nearby. Image Details: Camera NIKON 7000D Focal Length 24mm ISO 200 Aperture f/22 Exposure Time 1/10 […] Read more

Fall Foliage Frames Bennington Battle Monument

  Built to commemorate a turning point in the American Revolutionary War, the Bennington Battle Monument stands 306 ft. 4 ½ “ tall in Bennington, Vermont. Take the elevator to the top of the obelisk for a picture-postcard view of the surrounding Green Mountains, turned all shades of gold and russet during peak fall foliage (typically […] Read more

100,000 Tulips Blossom In Washington Park, Albany NY

The City of Albany goes all out for Mother’s Day. Every year, more than 100,000 blossoms brighten the Tulip Festival set in historic Albany NY Washington Park. Beginning with the ceremonial scrubbing of State Street, and continuing with the Tulip Queen Coronation, Royal Tulip Ball, and Annual Mother of the Year Award, the Albany, NY […] Read more

Piedmont Region of Italy Is Like Tuscany Forty Years Ago

Piedmont, in Italy’s northwest corner just over the Swiss border, has one of the most achingly beautiful landscapes in the country if not on the whole face of the earth. Travelers who have been to Rome, Florence, the Almafi Coast, and even Tuscany, will find in Piedmont a relatively quiet, off-the-beaten-path series of hill villages […] Read more

Montreux Switzerland And All That Jazz

Ordinarily, Montreux Switzerland is a scenic, sleepy town on Lake Geneva.  But once a year, it burst into buzzy, bebop, bluesy beats when the Jazz Festival comes to town. If you are a fan of Jazz, Blues or R&B, and a lover of exquisite, serene lake towns, Montreux provides the best of both worlds. Montreux […] Read more

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