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My Olympic Journey: From the Beginning, Becoming a Bobsledder

Lauren Gibbs | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Lauren Gibbs

When you start your bobsled career at 30, a time when most are settling down into their "real careers" and many are getting married, you can imagine t...

Governor Cuomo Is Proud of NY Lakes That Make the List of the Country's Most Beautiful

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel

Not only do many lakeside getaways provide the same awesome temperatures and activities as beach locales, but they're also often calmer and cheaper as well.

6 Winter Games Getaways to Unleash Your Inner Olympian

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The Sochi Winter Games are nearly over, but fervor is at a fever pitch (let's just say I've been Googling "where to learn bobsleigh").

From the Dorm to Lake Placid to Sochi

Perry Binder | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Perry Binder

We left for Lake Placid from our Binghamton University dormitory at 2:00 a.m., to a mock chorus of God Bless America from the less than enlightened frat boys.

How to Make the Most of a Lake Placid Weekend Getaway | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel

Catch an Olympic buzz without going to Sochi with a Lake Placid winter adventure. It offers a smorgasbord of snow-capped activities and a fabulous recreational foundation, thanks to twice hosting the Winter Olympics.

Gourmet Getaways: Three Places to Visit in Upstate New York | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York

If you think NYC has cornered the market on bold tastes and ethnic cuisine, a visit to one of these restaurants will prove that the boundaries of creative cooking have forged into small towns.

Catch The Olympic Fever

MiniTime | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi fast approaching, now is the perfect time to plan a family getaway to a former Olympic host city right here in North America.

Sochi Olympics: The Underestimated Violence of Bobsledding

James M. Clash | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
James M. Clash

Trust me folks, when you see the Sochi Olympians barreling down the hill, they are being pummeled by unimaginable G-Forces. It's too bad that on-board sled cameras cannot capture that aspect. If they could, the sport of bobsledding would go through the roof.

See the Adirondacks Like Your Grandaddy Did (With Better Food and Bedding)

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

As you squeeze through walls of rock in an inflatable raft on a chute of whitewater, you might experience the nirvana that tourists did back in the '70s -- the 1870s, that is.

Getting Outdoors In The East

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

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.

PHOTOS: Ski On Ski Off Spas

Oyster | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel

What's better than crawling into a soft, warm bed after a long day of skiing? Well, very few things, but an après-ski spa session may just top it! It...

5 Winter Destinations For Non-Skiers

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

When those big, fat flakes start falling, it's time to pull all the warm clothes out of storage and get ready for some winter activities. But if you're not a skier, there's no need to feel left out.

9 River and Lake Getaways Better Than The Beach

Oyster | Posted 08.24.2012 | Travel

Whether you prefer picnicking on Tahoe's shores or cave tubing in Belize, fresh water has something to offer.

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From New York City

Oyster | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel

Home to about 8 million folks -- and tons of our readers -- the Big Apple is a behemoth destination to explore itself. But should you be longing to escape the crowded streets, know you're in similar company: New York's residents seemingly flock out town every Friday.

HuffPost Guides: Whiteface Lake Placid

The Huffington Post | Eliza Martinez | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Whiteface Lake Placid in New York is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel off...

PHOTOS: 7 Reasons To Visit Lake Placid This Fall

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

I couldn't wait to return to the Adirondacks this summer and see another, greener side of the High Peaks region. After Hurricane Irene, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found business as wonderfully usual over Labor Day weekend.

The East Coast's Best Ski Town: The Case for Lake Placid

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

2011-01-27-lakeplacid.jpgTwo-time Olympic host town Lake Placid has a storied winter sports pedigree.

Lemons Into Lemonade With the Skater Sasha Cohen

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Sometimes catastrophe is the perfect catalyst for making lemonade from lemons. Such was the case when I skated with 2006 Torino Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen.

Rustic Luxury in Lake Placid

Courtney Cachet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Courtney Cachet

I also like my hotels to be hip, well decorated and with killer service. I like my rustic served with a side of luxury, thankyouverymuch.

PHOTOS: 7 Classic Late Summer Escapes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Rather than mourn the loss of bonfires on the beach and days spent wearing swimsuits, we're celebrating shoulder season, that in-between time that's perfect for a visit to coastal Maine, Rhode Island or New York.

John Brown's Body Lies A-Moldering in Upstate New York

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alfred Gingold

150 years after his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown looms ever larger in the national psyche, either a great martyr to a just and necessary cause, or our first domestic terrorist.

RFK's Accidental Party-Crasher

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

On Feb. 22, 1965, Blanche Griswold rushed across the tarmac at the Saranac Lake airport. It struck her as odd how small the plane was. That's when she saw Robert Kennedy, the state's new senator.

USA Wins Olympic Naivete Gold; Media Leads Off, Obama Runs Anchor

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Chicago was never the favorite, even if Oprah thought it was. All it takes is a quick understanding of how the IOC votes, who the 100 IOC voters are, and which way the international wind is blowing.

In Race To Replace McHugh, War For The GOP Soul In New York And Beyond

The Capitol | The Capitol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Mike Long, the state chair of the Conservative Party, was running mostly on adrenaline when he sat down for breakfast in mid-July with Doug Hoffman in...


Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hote...