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Foods Unique to Upstate New York  & Where to Get Them

Foods Unique to Upstate New York & Where to Get Them

There are so many great businesses in Upstate New York and some of them made the big time to be found even further than our area code. New York Upstate put together a list of some of the best, how many have you tried?

Relax and Admire Amsterdam Down by the River [VIDEO] [PHOTO]

Relax and Admire Amsterdam Down by the River [VIDEO] [PHOTO]

I’ll admit that being from Schenectady, I don’t visit Amsterdam as often as I could. It’s the same distance to me as Albany is and honestly the traffic and parking is a lot easier. Luckily, I got a good look at the city and not […]

Most Beautiful Places in Upstate New York [PHOTO]

Most Beautiful Places in Upstate New York [PHOTO]

I can’t take credit for coming up with this list but after reading it, I’ve added each one of these to my Upstate bucket list. Have you been to any of these? Any others you’d add?

Did You Know About the Real-Life Castle in Amsterdam? [PHOTO]

Did You Know About the Real-Life Castle in Amsterdam? [PHOTO]

I love a good castle. Maybe it’s the little girl inside wanting to be a princess or maybe most of the time they’re just so beautiful I have to see them but either way…castle in Amsterdam, who else wants to go?

Go Naked Through Howe Caverns by Candlelight [PHOTO]

Go Naked Through Howe Caverns by Candlelight [PHOTO]

If you’ve ever wanted to go naked, this is the perfect place. It’s dark, temperature regulated, and at this upcoming event, there are no phones allowed. 

The Most Unusual Upstate New York Grave [PHOTO]

The Most Unusual Upstate New York Grave [PHOTO]

It seems weird to talk about a grave as a “destination” because, in order to have a grave, someone had to have been buried there. What makes this grave different is that the story is unusual and the final wishes are sweet.

Local Harry Potter Spellbinding Event!

Local Harry Potter Spellbinding Event!

You know how much I love my local Harry Potter events! Well I’m seeing another one making its rounds on Facebook, are you gonna go?

Upstate New York Bucket List 2018

Upstate New York Bucket List 2018

You know me, I’m always looking for new things to do in the Capital Region. I don’t usually put bucket lists together but there are so many things to see in the area and I want to experience them all. Thankfully I found a list […]

Guys, I Bought a House…

Guys, I Bought a House…

I knew buying a house would be a lot o work, especially in the beginning but I honestly didn’t realize just how much of my time and free thought would go to it.

New Business Coming to Upper Union Street, Sch’dy

New Business Coming to Upper Union Street, Sch’dy

If you live in Schenectady, it seems as if Upper Union Street is just one of those hubs of great businesses to check out. We lost Jimmy Johns (corner of Union/Dean Streets) earlier this year but it didn’t take them long to fill the building.