The Aching Heart of the City That Never Sleeps

42nd St towards the Chrysler Building, NYC, quarantine

There’s an ache in my chest as I witness my city silenced for the second time in my life. It’s Friday. Rush hour. You can hear a pin drop. The shadows are heavy. The mirrored reflections are motionless.

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Lake Placid, NY—Capturing Hearts & History

Lake Placid Olympic Village Mountain View, Adirondacks, New York

Lake Placid is a welcome addition to the bountiful adventures New York State has to offer. Tucked away in the Adirondack Mountains, this area holds its place in history and people’s hearts.

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Explore the Natural Playground of The Wild Center

Indoor Pond Nature Study at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York

The Wild Center is one more reason to explore the Adirondacks and a terrific adventure for families. We could not wait to plan our trip and experience this natural playground set in the mountains and forest. This educational center hosts interactive and hands-on learning experiences to encourage Visual Thinking Strategies, a new concept in modern science.

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Everyone Needs to Get Away

Two people sitting on rock ledge overlook, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains

Everyone’s time is valuable and life is short. We all need to take a break from the hectic daily grind of work, chores, and routine responsibilities. Money can get in the way of what we want to do with our time and the less you have, the more restricted you feel. However, everyone needs to get away.

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10 Outdoor Adventures to Love New York

Two tier waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

It’s no secret that our family has a special place in our hearts for New York, but what’s not to love? Here’s our list of some great adventures that get you out, get you moving, and speak to your soul! We’ve included something from each region of the state to keep your adventuring going strong. If you thought New York was just the hustle and bustle of city life, then you’re in for a surprise.

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Gold Coast Mansions-Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

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Caumsett State Park is a local favorite hidden on the North Shore of Long Island in Lloyd Neck. This 1,520 acre park is the former estate of Marshall Field III developed in the 1920’s. As one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast mansions it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the estate is managed as a nature preserve with terrific family trails, amazing views, and historic architecture.

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Statue of Liberty

Family posing inside the Crown of the Statue of Liberty

People come from all over the world to experience this iconic beauty in Upper New York Bay.

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