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Visiting New York City with kids

On the surface, New York City can seem like a tricky destination for family vacations. And in some ways, it’s true. The size, intensity, and general crowdedness of New York can be stressful for anyone, and particularly for those toting around youngsters for the sake of family amusement! But there are also great aspects to […]

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Heaven on Earth at Whiteface Lodge and Spa

I think I found heaven on earth. Not that I was even looking for it, but I’m pretty sure it’s in Lake Placid, New York, disguised as the day spa at Whiteface Lodge. On my trip to Lake Placid earlier this year, I was treated to a morning of pampering and relaxation at Whiteface Lodge’s […]

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I went to New York City and saw nothing

It’s true. It was my first-ever visit to the city that never sleeps and I didn’t even visit Central Park. Or the Statue of Liberty. Or the Empire State Building. Or Brooklyn Bridge. Nope. What a waste of time, right? WRONG. I may not have visited the major tourist attractions but I believe I got […]

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More to Lake Placid than its Olympic heritage

When the opportunity to visit Lake Placid, New York, came up, I jumped at it. Well, I squealed a little out of excitement, and then jumped at it, much like some young children would when told they will be going to Disney World. What could warrant such a reaction from a soon-to-be-forty-year-old mother? HOCKEY. That’s […]

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