When you think of New York, the bright lights and skyscrapers of the Big Apple come to mind. But, there is plenty of natural beauty in and around New York State.
One of the best ways to explore this is via road trip. You can start with the Taconic State Parkway. This parkway runs just over 100 miles from Westchester County (one of the most populated suburbs of New York City) to Chatham. This is not far south from Albany and intersects with Interstate 90 just past the Massachusetts border.
This route is frequently taken by people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. In just under 2 hours driving time, you can be driving along the woods, valleys, lakes, and mountains of beautiful Upstate New York.
In this post, we want to highlight some of the great sightseeing on the Taconic State Parkway. If you love a road trip or are just looking for a quick day trip from New York City, Albany, or Western Massachusetts, this is the perfect place to start.
When visiting Washington State, there are things you just have to do. Like, visit a National Park. Hike a trail in the mountains. See the Space Needle. Take a picture by the gum wall in Pike Place. Buy a cup of coffee at the very first Starbucks. Whale watch in Puget Sound. And, you have to, have to, have to devote an entire day to hopping wineries.
Because- ranked as the second largest wine producing state in the U.S., it is safe to say Washington knows a thing or two about a fine, glass of wine. You won’t make it through all 300-some different wineries in a single day, but you can cross new ones off of your list each time you visit. Here are a few to get you started.
Just thirty minutes north of the Iowa state capital (Des Moines) you will find a city with compelling charm and character: Ames, Iowa.
Ames began as a railroad stop, where a college was founded, and it became the first of America’s Land Grant Colleges: Iowa State.
If you drew an X across the state of Iowa, you would find Ames there, smack dab in the middle of it all. It is similar to State College, Pennsylvania, in that respect and in being the home of the state’s land-grant college. And this is Ames’ true glory, both for its students and faculty and for those who come to visit.
There’s nothing quite like racing the clock to get your adrenaline pumping, and immersive escape rooms are one of the best ways to do so nowadays. These multiplayer, real-life adventure games are a fun way to test your mental mettle with family, friends, or even coworkers.
Find out why this craze has swept the nation. Below are just a few of the super creative–and super stressful–options available across the country.
Can you hear it? The sound of walking down Broadway in Nashville, TN.
Aside from the bustling noise of the traffic, you also get beautiful music floating out of almost every bar on the Broadway strip. It’s where a handful – if not most country music stars got their start and began their journey as musicians. A lot of those musicians had such an impressive career that they ended up in the Country Music Hall of Fame, located right there in Nashville, TN.
Are you looking to road trip it with the kids for the holidays? Make sure to pack your patience.
Pack some rope and tape too, just in case. Double, if you’re planning an extra long trip. Seriously. You’re going to need it. You know, for all those games you’ll want to play at the rest stops.
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Family vacations are a fun time to bond, but theme parks and nature hikes can become tedious. After a while, it helps to have something new to try.
What better way to come closer together than trying the time-honored tradition of prospecting? Digging for gems is a fun way to experience the outdoors while enjoying a historical activity.
You may even find a natural souvenir to bring home! Below are some of the top places for families to dig for gemstones.
Reno, Nevada, is known for its proximity to the Sierra Nevadas and glorious Lake Tahoe. Also long known by the slogan “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno is home to many casinos, and near a number of ski resorts. Sure, you can enjoy them all, but there are more features of Reno that we know and you should know too.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that is known to be true – especially when it comes to kolaches! Can you just taste them now? That sweet, fluffy bread filled with your favorite breakfast food items. Eggs, cheese, and sausage. Perhaps you would like one filled with cream cheese or jelly. Whichever kolache you choose, you know there’s nothing like it when it comes from Texas.
If you are unsure what a kolache is, allow us to enlighten you. A kolache is a breakfast food that was originally brought to America by Czech immigrants. Once they made their way to the states, people couldn’t keep their hands off of them – especially Texans!
If you’re looking for this sweet and tasty meal for breakfast, stop at one of these best places to order a kolache in Texas.