Tag: Ithaca

Why Upstate is the Best State: Why I Love Upstate NY

New York state encompasses  54,555 square miles. New York City encompasses 305 of those, yet when one talks about New York, or says they are from New York, or visited New York, unless one specifies “upstate,” it’s presumed you’re talking about one of the five boroughs. In part, that makes sense. Whether or not you

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Heavy Alcohol Consumption on Cayuga Lake

You know that old college adage, “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, beer before liquor, never been sicker”? I found out my second day in the finger lakes that it’s a whole lot of bull. I did a cider tasting, wine tasting, and had a pint of Guinness with lunch, all before sampling some

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A Day on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail

The Finger Lakes is primarily known around these parts as a destination for wine connoisseurs, bachelorette parties, and someplace your parents and their friends take a limo to for the afternoon and come back with an embarrassing buzz. I’d always heard good things, but never had a strong pull to go because, well, wine’s just really

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2015 New Year’s Resolutions Part 1

So because every single year I do a recap of my New Year’s Resolutions and every year it’s an exercise in disappointment, I’m going to scale it down a bit this year and keep it completely reasonable, keeping in mind my actual budget (not what I wish my budget would be), the amount of time

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Caguya Lake Scenic Byway

Last week, one of the yahoo stories of the day (those fluff pieces that scroll across the screen on the homepage) was entitled “10 Great All-American Roadtrips”.  I’m a big fan of roadtrips, but am consitently dissapointed that on the majority of these lists, most of the roadtrips take place either out west or down

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