Put Plattekill On Your Bucket List!

Published on April 9, 2016 by

I love skiing in the Catskills – places like Hunter and Belleayre.  They’re great day trips from the New York City area, and you can make the drive in about 2 ½ to 3 hours.  There’s another mountain that you should add to your bucket list for next year if ...

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Nothing To Be “Blue” About At This Mountain

Published on April 3, 2016 by

I discovered Blue Mountain four years ago when my ski club, the Suffolk Skidaddlers, started selling the PMVB (short for Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau) Ski and Ride Card.  The pass gives skiers the opportunity to ski at six mountains in the Poconos – and it only ...

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There’s Plenty To Do In Bend, Oregon…When You’re Not Skiing A Volcano

Published on March 10, 2016 by

Recently, my ski club, the Suffolk Skidaddlers, ran a ski trip to Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.  Check out my previous post (Ski A Volcano In Oregon!)  to read about “360 degrees of amazing” fun at this wonderful mountain situated in the Central Oregon Cascades.

We stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton ...

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Ski A Volcano In Oregon!

Published on February 20, 2016 by

Living in the Northeast, the Catskill Mountains (for day trips) and the Green Mountains of Vermont (for weekend trips) are mountains I’m proud to call home.  While New England offers its own unique terrain and charm, I love to get out West any chance I get.

I’ve skied at most ...

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I Love Hunter Mountain On A Weekday!

Published on January 29, 2016 by

I love weekday skiing.

No crowds, no lift lines…you can get a table at lunch.  With less skiers on the slopes, the conditions stay nice until late in the day…and the price is right.  Most mountains offer deep discounts during the week.

Hunter Mountain, located in the Catskills Mountains, is ...

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The Crazy Christmas Lights Of Dyker Heights

Published on January 13, 2016 by

If you’re visiting New York City during the holidays, you’ve probably seen the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and all the dazzling store displays – like Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor.  Yeah, those tourist attractions are not to be missed, but for over-the-top Christmas decorations, you gotta go ...

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Ringing in 2016 – Brooklyn Style!

Published on January 9, 2016 by

Maybe you’ve done the Times Square thing on New Year’s Eve…Standing in the cold with millions of people in one spot for hours - with no bathroom! - waiting for the famous Ball Drop at the stroke of midnight.  And then it’s over.  All that waiting around for a 10-second ...

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American Guest House Certified ‘Excellent’ by TripAdvisor for Five Consecutive Years

Published on June 22, 2015 by

The World’s Largest Travel Site has just inducted the American Guest House into its ‘Hall of Fame’

Prestigious Honor only Awarded to Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners

Washington, D.C., USA– May 25, 2015 – American Guest House proudly announced today that it has been recognized as ...

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Blood Ties, Part Two: Filming in Canarsie – Brooklyn, New York

Published on June 13, 2012 by

Filming in Canarsie continues...the movie set for the 2013 film called Blood Ties moves to East 100th Street and Avenue K.

Blood Ties is a movie about organized crime in Brooklyn in the 70s, and Canarsie is a perfect location for the footage.

Blood Ties: Filming in Canarsie – Brooklyn, New York!

Published on June 12, 2012 by

It felt like 1970 in Canarsie last week when East 100th Street became the site of a movie set for the filming of a 2013 film called Blood Ties. Antique cars from the 1970s lined East 100th Street, and production trailers along with camera and lighting crews set up shop ...

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