Category Archives: Travel

Toy Fair in New York City

I’ll be in NYC for a few days attending the 114th annual Toy Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The American International Toy Fair is a toy industry trade show held in mid-February in New York City. The event … Continue reading

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So Long Hamptons & Hello Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley region has frequently been referred to as the “Hamptons North”, but a recent article in BusinessInsider.com shows that our area is increasingly becoming The destination for vacations and second home purchases.  According to the article, while Average home … Continue reading

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National Parks Free This Weekend

Technically, the last day of summer for 2016 is September 21. That’s the day before the first day of autumn (September 22). However, here in the USA, Labor Day is the traditional end of summer, and the day is quickly … Continue reading

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Harlem Valley Rail Trail

If you have ever been to the Wassaic train station, which is the farthest north that Metro North travels, you may have seen the sign for the Rail Trail (above). The trail is a paved pathway for walkers and bikers … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Nantucket Island, MA

You don’t have to hop on a plane at Albany to head to the Islands. Nantucket Island, is a short drive, and ferry trip away from Columbia County.  It’s about a 3.5 hour drive to Hyannis, MA, where you can … Continue reading

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L.L.Bean ParkFinder

Looking for a national park in your area or beyond? L.L. Bean has a handy map feature for locating National Parks. The L.L.Bean ParkFinder is a database of all Federal and State Managed Public Lands throughout the United States. In addition to showing … Continue reading

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NY State Rail Projects Getting $149M From Feds

September 26, 2011 11:46 AM Associated Press ALBANY — New York state is getting nearly $150 million in federal transportation funding aimed at upgrading passenger service in Amtrak’s Empire Corridor. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says more than $91 million … Continue reading

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