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Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Let's amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell's "Yellow Taxi" to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas.

4 Excellent Post-Breakup Road Trips

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

After a relationship has tanked to the point of no return, there's nothing quite like getting in the car -- either by yourself or with a bestie or two -- and taking your mind off everything on the open road.

What Do Chihuly, Rodin and Renoir Have in Common? Find Out at The Corning Museum of Glass

Cathy Chester | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Cathy Chester

I enjoy reviewing destinations that are both accessible and fun. On a recent vacation we took in the Finger Lakes region of New York State we had a private tour of the beautiful Corning Museum of Glass. Not only is their new 100,000 square foot contemporary wing fully accessible, but it is breathtaking as well.

Napa Valley in New York? You Bet!

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Sometimes life gets in the way of our best laid plans. It's been awhile since our family has been able to take a vacation. We finally got away for a few days and I'm eager to tell you about a place that's not only beautiful and accessible, but also restorative for the soul.

10 Hotel Water Parks Your Kids Will LOVE

Oyster | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We scoured the country for hotels that have on-site water parks that are fun for both little splashers and thrill-seeking teens. From Wisconsin to New York to Tennessee, there's a waterslide -- or surf simulator -- with your family's name on it.

The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Northeast U.S.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Not everyone wants to propose marriage on a beach at sunset, at a restaurant over dessert or via a made-for-Youtube extravaganza. Here are ideas from Virginia to Maine for lovers of all sorts.

Day 3: Mosel Part Two, Red Grey and Blue

Britney Campbell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Taste
Britney Campbell

On day 3, I continued my journey through the Mosel region of Germany and found myself in the beautiful town of Pünderich and greeted by Clemens Busch...

Wine Tasting in the Finger Lakes: 7 Must-Visit Artisanal Wineries

Nish Gera | Posted 12.06.2014 | Taste
Nish Gera

You can smell and taste the passion and attention to detail that's involved.

So Over the Beach? 10 Amazing Non-Beach Alternatives for a Summer Getaway

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.

Top 12 Hot Spots: Wine-Related and Otherwise in Emerging Finger Lakes, NY

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There are now over 200 wineries throughout the Finger Lakes, and some have been gaining admirers in New York City restaurants and throughout the world. All this attention and these recent awards seem to have bewildered local winemakers, who have been practicing their craft for years.

5 Marvelous December Getaways with Kids

MiniTime | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

'Tis the season for family togetherness and, hopefully, a chance to get away with the kids for a few days.

In the Finger Lakes, Sampling a Bit of Everything

offMetro.com | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

Although his most famous stories herald rambunctious adventures in the wilds of the south, great American writer Mark Twain spent his happiest d...

Cuomo Touring Finger Lakes Wineries

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel

PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting the Finger Lakes wineries trail in an effort to boost tourism in upstate New York. ...

Cycling Through the New York Finger Lakes

Chuck Kellen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

If you think of Americana, this was it. When you're riding for as long as we did, nothing makes it easier than meeting new friends and absorbing a place in our country as beautiful as this.

Astoria Characters: The Cookie Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"I get an extreme sense of joy from the act of baking and sharing that," says Renee, who details her sweet goodie-bag giveaways in her blog, "Single Girl Cookies." "My cookies make me happy, and they put smiles on people's faces. It's a homey thing for me, and it brings back the idea of a small town."

Getting Outdoors In The East

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From the tip of Maine to the Florida Keys, America's Eastern region is a diverse area filled with just about every type of terrain an active traveler could want: mountains, marshes, lakes, cliffs, forests and so much more.

Outdoorsy Summer Travel: The 7 Best Destinations in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Summer is the time to get outdoors and get active.

Feel Like a Kid Again

Oyster | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Who doesn't feel like a kid again when at a water park?

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Gorging On Ithaca's Gorgeous Gorges

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

The famous T-shirt gets it right: Ithaca really is gorgeous. On a recent visit to the college town in Upstate New York, fall colors added additiona...

The New York Finger Lakes: Mother Nature's Handprint (PHOTOS)

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.20.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Today this beautiful region -- dotted with historic cities, vast farmland, vineyards, dramatic gorges and waterways -- is a fun place to visit for all kinds of reasons.

Steven Hoffer

Cops Raid Wrong Home, Scare Old Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.29.2012 | Weird News

Drug enforcement officers in upstate New York bashed through an elderly man's front door only to discover that they had the wrong address. Auburn r...

Oskar Bynke and Fred Merwarth: Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards' Dynamic Leaders

Brad Haskel | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Brad Haskel

The Finger Lakes is now being recognized for fine Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Who knew?

Shale-Shocked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. But for once, this story isn't about tragedy. It's about a resistance movement that has arisen to challenge some of the most powerful corporations in history.

10 Non-Resolutions For Wine Drinkers

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

I love New Year's -- a good excuse to drink bubbly, but I hate the idea of making New Year's resolutions, don't you? 

Town Clerk Who Refuses To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Wins Re-Election

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

LEDYARD, N.Y. -- A town clerk in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her reli...