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Holiday Gift Shopping from Finger Lakes Small Businesses

No holiday-time trip to the Finger Lakes would be complete without a healthy dose of shopping. Shopping here comes with its own eclectic and distinct flair as you stroll through the beautiful historic downtowns, decorated for the holidays and explore the small, locally owned boutiques. Away from the…

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On The Road Again

As I venture back on the road for both work and personal travel, I find myself feeling like I am in the twilight zone. After a pause of 14 months, most of us cannot wait to travel whether to see loved ones, to take that vacation that was canceled due to the pandemic, to discover new experiences, or…

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20 Plus Things to do

The last year and a half have undoubtedly been tough, but it also gave us time to reflect and appreciate how important travel is to our happiness and general well-being. Now that’s it’s time to pack your bags and hit the road again here is a curated bucket list of 21 experiences (in no particular order) to inspire your 2021 travel plans…

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10 Smartphone Photography Tips for Better Vacation Photos

During this time of social distancing and shift to finding new outdoor adventures, I see some gorgeous Finger Lakes photography happening on Instagram! From fall foliage-lined trails to breathtaking vistas, it is such a remarkable experience watching visitors see our backyard in their own individual ways…

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5 Ways to Virtually Explore the Finger Lakes in April

Did you know that Ontario County has an alpaca farm? How about a museum dedicated to communications history so full of stories you just may lose all sense of time? In this new climate, many people are finding themselves spending more time indoors, so why not spend your time (virtually) in the Finger Lakes…

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Finger Lakes Crossword Puzzle

At home for the foreseeablefuture? Us too. You've probably heard from experts about the importance of keeping your mind, body, and spirit sharp. I'm a big believer in keeping my mind, body, and spirit moving forward and staying positive. You can just ask my family or my team! I always have a new project in the works, and this time at home has allowed me to tap into new creative talents I didn't realize I had, like crossword creation. Why not test your knowledge of the Finger Lakes with this crossword created by me! Can I stump you? Let's see what you've got…

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16 Rainy-Day Activities in the Finger Lakes

With the winter officially behind us, it’s time to look forward to the season of growth and optimism—spring! The days are longer, the weather is warmer and the smiles are brighter as we exit the chilly tundra for greener pastures. But before we get to May flowers, we’ll have to pass through a few April showers. Truthbomb: A little rain never hurt anyone. And while you may not be dancing in it, the wet stuff gives a great excuse for hunkering down in the cozy comfort of the great indoors. Not sure where to start? That’s what we’re here for. Check out these 16 rainy-day activities to enjoy in the Finger Lakes…

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A Path Through Black History Month in the Finger Lakes Region

Every February, Americans honor the contributions and achievements of African-American culture during Black History Month. The overwhelming response and support of what started as a weeklong celebration in 1926 helped expand the event to an entire month 50 years later when President Gerald Ford beckoned the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”…

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