Meg Vanek
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Meg Vanek

Born and raised in the Finger Lakes, Meg lived in southern California and then England for many years before returning to her roots and the Finger Lakes lifestyle. With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality and travel and tourism industry, she loves to spread the good word about the Finger Lakes and is always discovering new things to see and do right in her own backyard. Meg takes a special interest in the region’s arts and cultural scene and attending a play, concert, gallery opening or setting up her easel for painting plein air are some of her favorite things to do. A coffee aficionado, she searches out the best places for a cappuccino and is always happy to advise where to get your next caffeine fix. 

New Year’s Resolutions in the Finger Lakes

Well, it’s that time of year again when people set lofty goals for the coming year - the dreaded list of New Year’s Resolutions! Here in the Finger Lakes Region you can easily set achievable goals and actually have fun along the way. No need to feel overwhelmed, just make a commitment and enjoy your own personal journey to making 2024 a great year…

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Celebrate Mom - Finger Lakes Style!

Each year on the second Sunday in May, we carve out a special day to acknowledge and appreciate all the special moms - birth moms, step moms, and mom figures in our lives.The carefree Finger Lakes lifestyle offers the perfect setting to treat mom to a relaxing time, where she can truly be Queen for a Day! …

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Naples Grape Pie: A Finger Lakes Must-Have for Family Gatherings

Unique to the Finger Lakes, Grape Pies were created in the 1950s and credited to long time Naples, NY resident Irene Bouchard. Best made with grapes freshly picked in the late summer and early fall, the rich purple color and texture reminds me a bit of blueberry pie, only better. Once you bite into a slice of this deliciously juicy, sweet but tart pie you are sure to crave a whole pie! …

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Labor Day - It starts with a burning Ring of Fire!

Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it really depends how you look at it. No matter how much I adore summer, fall gives me a little kick in the butt to ramp things up again and get rolling on new projects.But, before we bid adieu to those ‘lazy days of summer,’ let’s enjoy our last sun-soaked afternoons and balmy evenings with Labor Day weekend activities topped off by the awesome “Ring of Fire” celebrations on Canandaigua, Honeoye, and Keuka Lakes…

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Take a Drive to the Finger Lakes

In the Finger Lakes, you have the luxury of choice. From wide-open spaces and changing seasons, to local boutiques and a mega-mall, to water activities to arts and cultural experiences, you will find everything in Ontario County to personalize your road trip and make it the best vacation ever. But despite all this, one classic summer staple remains the road trip. …

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Father’s Day Fun in the Finger Lakes, NY

Show your father or father-figure how much you love and appreciate him FLX style this Father’s Day! Whether he is a foodie, angler, or golf hot shot, you are sure to find some ways to make him feel extra special here in the Finger Lakes…

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Earth Day in the Finger Lakes

Join us in Celebrating 52 Years of Earth Day FLX Style- April 22, 2022 Sustainability is deeply integrated into our way of life here in the beautiful and bountiful Finger Lakes region. Full of majestic scenery and endless open-air experiences, Ontario County is an outdoor playground that abounds…

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