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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.