Author: AJ Shear
AJ has spent most of his life in the Finger Lakes. He left for college, but was drawn back to the specialness of the region. AJ loves to taste all the great food and wine the Finger Lakes has to offer and can often be found snowboarding during the winter months at Bristol Mountain Winter Resort. In the summer months, he’ll most likely be found at CMAC, taking in a concert. He loves to explore new and exciting things in the area. He says, “There is so much to do here. There is so much to explore and every day there is a wonderful opportunity to do something you have never done before.”

My Finger Lakes New Year's Resolutions

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 9:32 AM by AJ Shear

I recently read a statistic that 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The top 5? It’s the usual boring stuff:
1. Lose weight
2. Get organized
3. Spend less, save more
4. Enjoy life to the fullest
5. Learn something new and exciting
I’m not too keen on these, so this year, I’ve decided to turn the top five New Year’s resolutions into Finger Lakes resolutions! Here’s how I recommend adapting America’s top 5 New Year’s resolutions to Finger Lakes resolutions.

Celebrate National Sandwich Day in the Finger Lakes!

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:01 PM by AJ Shear

I have nothing against the Subway restaurants and their famous “Sandwich Artists” who make 100s of sandwiches day in and day out. But, I will say, I think Ontario County restaurants are home to the real sandwich artists! In honor of Nov. 3, National Sandwich Day, I’m going to give you a few Insider Tips on some of my favorite sandwiches!

Livin’ the lake life in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, June 6, 2013 9:00 AM by AJ Shear

Welcome to the first official week of summer in the Finger Lakes! At Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, we're so excited about the warm and sunny days ahead, that we're dedicating a full week of blogs to what each Finger Lakes Insider is most looking forward to this summer! This is the third and final blog in the series.