Golden Arrow In Lake Placid; Green and Family-Friendly Too
Family-Friendly Hotels

Golden Arrow In Lake Placid; Green and Family-Friendly Too

If it were left up to Jenn Holderied, Golden Arrow Resort’s General Manager and second-generation proprietor, all of Lake Placid would be certified as a Green destination. As it is, the young mom and local Ice Meister has been instrumental in helping the hotel earn Audubon International’s platinum level eco-certification, the highest available honor awarded to…

Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island: a Family-Friendly Budget NYC Hotel
Family-Friendly Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island: a Family-Friendly Budget NYC Hotel

The best-kept secret to finding a budget NYC hotel is that there’s more to the Big Apple than Midtown Manhattan. New York City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and the often-forgotten Staten Island.  Because it’s frequently overlooked, Staten Island lodging is significantly cheaper than other parts of the city. But…

Biltmore Photo Tour
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Biltmore Photo Tour

Touring Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, I was surprised to hear that it was built by one of the more frugal of William Vanderbilt’s eight sons. That assertion becomes a lot more clear if you happen to visit the house his youngest son built in Asheville, North Carolina–Biltmore, the largest home in the…

The Roosevelt Story In Hyde Park, New York
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The Roosevelt Story In Hyde Park, New York

In a time when American presidents struggle to hold on to approval ratings into a second term, it’s hard to imagine a politician with lasting power. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only American president elected to more than two terms, holding office for a dozen years over four terms. Discover the secret of his popularity at…

Dancing the Walkway Over the Hudson
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Dancing the Walkway Over the Hudson

Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, and yes, I’ll say it, I conquered. My traveling companion, thirteen-year-old Alex and I, rose early on a stunningly bright Saturday morning with plans to take on a Guinness Book World Record. We joined our friend Traci, of GoBigorGoHomeBlog.com, for an attempt at the world’s longest chorus line….