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Tapping Adventure in Finger Lakes, New York…

As a Finger Lakes first-timer, the area must have known that I, too, was a small town storyteller, welcoming me with open arms and eager to share their stories along with some sips.

Armed with just enough pre-trip research and a map, I gravitated towards my first line of business in any new place, getting the lay of the land…


Thousands Have Visited Sag Harbor… Why Not You?

My name is Vanessa and I have lived in Sag Harbor, New York for four years. I have lived in the Hamptons my entire life. I grew up in neighboring East Hampton.

Sag Harbor can best be described in these five words:  close-knit, community, old-fashioned, quaint, and friendly.

Women should consider visiting Sag Harbor because it is a quaint but upbeat town that offers almost everything to suit your taste, style and budget. The daytime is soothing and the nightlife is lively, with events happening around almost every corner, from weekend farmer’s markets and craft shows to gala events on the dock and restaurants open past 12am.  Sag Harbor offers some of the best boutique shops and eateries on the east end.

Whether you enjoy sailing adventures, hiking, shopping, organic grocery stores and local markets or evening comedy performances, Sag Harbor has it all…


Looking For a New York City Guide? Jennifer Can Help…

New York City Guide

My name is Jennifer C. Smith-Parker.  I’m a born-and-bred New Yorker and live in Fresh Meadows, Queens.

New York can best be described in these five words: exciting, safe, unique, convenient, and neighborhoods.

Women should consider visiting New York City because it’s impossible for anyone to get bored. From local performances to Broadway shows, to shopping and dining, to ice skating and sunbathing, to art museums and historical museums, New York is bursting with activities.

And that’s not just Manhattan proper!

The boroughs such as Queens (where I am from) and Brooklyn have all of the aforementioned activities with strong neighborhood identities…


A Must-Taste New York Food Guide by Kirsten Alana

It’s the most populous city in the U.S.

With a population of 8,336,697 and over 40 million visitors per year, New York City is a global hub of business and commerce, banking and finance, world trade, transportation, real estate, theater, fashion, art, and the list goes on.

And you know what that means…

There’s some damn good eats!

New York food is influenced by the city’s immigrant history.  European immigrants made the city famous for bagels, cheesecake and New York-style pizza.  But today, the options are endless, from Classic American food served at dinners and coffee shops to over 4,000 mobile food vendors slinging falafels, kebabs, hot dogs and pretzels.

And Kirsten Alana should know.

Kirsten lives in Queens and is a photographer and travel writer following her passion for food, art and culture around the world and shares her insider tips in this New York food guide…


Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Jennifer Pharr Davis is a record breaker.

Not only has she hiked the Appalachian Trail multiple times, but she’s also the first woman to be the overall record holder – hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes!

She’s hiked thousands of miles all over the world including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Inca Trail in Peru and the Bibbulmun Track in Australia… just to name a few.

But her love of the Appalachian Trail is undeniable and expressed in her hiking memoir Becoming Odyssa.

Listen as Jennifer shares her personal journey hiking the Appalachian Trail in record time in this exclusive interview…