Visiting Vegas Now

The iconic marquees of the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the Las Vegas Valley are displaying a message of strength, unity, and gratitude in support of the destination. The digital signs on hotels and attractions included an image of the Las Vegas Strip and the words, “We’ve been there for you during the good times. Thank you for being there for us now. #VegasStrong.” The tribute started Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and was scheduled to run for the next 24 hours. Photo credit: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Helping a City Overcome a Tragedy with Tourist Dollars I love Las Vegas for a thousand campy reasons—the lights, the glitz, the music of the Sex and the City slot machine. I love the show girls posing for photos on…

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It’s Pumpkin Season in North Salem and Vicinity

Pumpkins as big as dogs! Remember to check a destination's current rules before bringing along a furry friend for some pumpkin picking. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Where to Get a Pumpkin near I684 Exit 8 Pumpkin-hunting season is in full swing, and the orange orbs abound in North Salem, N.Y. and vicinity. Locals as well as city-dwellers up for a full pumpkin experience can enjoy apple…

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Taking a NASCAR Daycation

Can someone not too familiar with stock cars still have fun at a NASCAR race? You bet! Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Racecars, A Roadtrip, and a Lot of Potential A great trip does not always have to be had by decamping to someplace exotic or romantic and far, far away.  I am introduced to a whole new world—just a couple of…

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Celebrating National Taco Day at Bedford’s Truck

Savoring the oyster tacos at Bedford, N.Y.'s Truck restaurant on National Taco Day. What is your favorite filling for a taco? Photo credit: L. Tripoli. #NationalTacoDay

Let’s Make #NationalTacoDay Every Day So many tacos to choose from at Bedford’s Truck! In observation of National Taco Day, I choose a couple of fried oyster tacos and a side of beans and cilantro rice. Heavenly—and fresh! —Lori Tripoli…

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Ireland in a Week

Sheep graze outside Ross Errilly Friary, located between Cong and Galway, Ireland. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Make a Plan and Get to the Must-Sees Long a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to traveling, I am a bit overwhelmed trying to put together an itinerary for a week-long stay in Ireland. So many castles, bluffs, beer tours. Sifting…

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Galway Getaway

The Trapper's Inn in Galway, Ireland serves as the perfect retreat for a Guinness on a rainy day. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Using Galway as a Base for Daytrips Our time in Galway is limited—we will use the place as a base, a place to sleep and keep our gear while we explore nearby Cong. Staying at Flannery’s Hotel, we take a…

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