Another week, another set of beautiful images from Upstate New York. Last week I visited Corning and Keuka Lake, and this past week I hit up Rochester, Ithaca and Cayuga Lake, and finally returned to my hometown of Albany. I was so inspired by the beauty in my own backyard! I know a lot of you are East Coasters and I’m looking forward to sharing more about these awesome weekend getaway possibilities. I have a feeling I’ll be back to the Finger Lakes soon.
While I’m still buzzing with New York State pride, I actually just arrived in my home-away-from-home in Martha’s Vineyard, where we’re kicking off the opening of the summer season on the island. Hope my US readers are enjoying a beautiful and relaxing Memorial Day wherever you may be — and that the rest of you are just having a great ‘ol Sunday.
The star of the show at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Gorges and wine in the Finger Lakes
Home sweet home at Firelight Camps
Glamping it up in Ithaca
The simple things in life — bocce ball and wine at sunset!
Which photo is your favorite?
E! Nice sun shot. What’s the game?
D. It looks like a cute little place to sleep 🙂 What was the inside like?
Adorable! Check my Insta for a preview!
B — that gorge is gorge-ous.
You have no idea how many times I cracked that joke myself 🙂
Indeed it is! But I didn’t find a single t-shirt saying so, much to my disappointment.
I’m a sucker for flowers, so have to go with A. And yay for bocce ball – not many people know what that is down here in the Southern US (I’m from Upstate NY and have Italian blood, so I know better) 🙂
It was actually my first time playing it! I loved it — definitely need more lawn games in my life.
I choose E – because it’s not everyday I see bocce.
It was my first time actually playing! Not usually one for anything that involves hand eye coordination, but everything is fun with wine in hand…
B looks absolutely blissful 🙂
Pretty good combo 🙂
Photo D… Glamping in Ithaca. I love the color of tulips and the idea of camping in a new and exciting area of the world just sounds fun.
Glamping and Ithaca just go great together. I can’t imagine having gone and stayed in a hotel!
Lilac festival?! That must’ve smelled amazing!
It sure did 🙂 And looked it!
B…I want to be standing right where those people are standing and then I want to drink that glass of wine.
Sounds like you need to add Ithaca to your bucket list, then! It’s a beauty…
Hi!! I love your blog!! May I know where you got the map section on top of your blog entitled “Places I’ve Been” <3 Thank you and have a safe travel, always.
It’s a plugin called Interactive Maps. Hope that helps!
I am going for E. I love the simple joys of life Alex.
A screen-free game at sunset is certainly one of them, Steve!
Photo B is definitely my fav! Welcome back to NY! It’s funny, I grew up Upstate as well (Syracuse, represent!) but I haven’t spent hardly any time exploring the area surrounding! Some friends recently moved to Ithaca so perhaps I need to pay a visit..
Visiting far flung family and friends is one of my favorite ways to travel! Definitely sounds like it is time for a visit 🙂
Loving B and C! I can’t wait for some more East Coast posts to get me in the mood for my autumn road trip in New England – I am so excited!
Lots and lots of East Coast coming up this summer! We kept commenting on this trip how gorgeous it would be in the fall…
Photo B – anything that mixes wine and nature is a winner in my books!
You’d love the Finger Lakes then 🙂