What to do, eat and see in Port Jefferson, NY

The Port Jefferson Ferry

I tend to be skeptical I’m going to find anything of interest in most quaint tourist towns. So many frozen yogurt and knick knack shops. With only a quick glance down the beginning of Main Street, Port Jefferson may appear to be just that. But on my second trip to Port Jefferson (known simply as […]

New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 3 — Soaring Mark Twain Country

Glider planes at Harris Hill Soaring

This is part 3 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. For the rest of the adventure, check out part 1 and part 2. Elmira, New York, rumored to have been named after a tavern owner’s daughter, has a fascinating history. Among many facts, this includes its pre-Revolutionary War inhabitants (the indigenous Cayuga Nation), […]

New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 2 — Corning and Hammondsport

Keuka Lake's beautiful wine country

This is part 2 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. Check out part 1 and part 3 for the rest of the adventure. When I first happened upon this part of the country, I was driving west on I-90 during mid-summer traffic and had to get off. Heading south off Exit 42 and onto Route […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC

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Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC Thirteen years later, the events of September 11, 2001 are a still fresh in many American minds, and so today, it’s worth taking a moment to think about all of the people that were affected. I had the chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York last year, and I have to […]

2014 US Open with SPG Amex

Johnny and Natalie at the 2014 US Open

Every traveler I know who has the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express loves it! I have it, and I love it too, which is probably why their PR team has invited me and a guest to the US Open in New York for the last three years, to attend one of their […]

New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 1 — Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen

Georgie Jet and Farm Sanctuary's "Thunder"

This is part 1 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. Check out part 2 and part 3 for the rest of the adventure. Watkins Glen is a charming town situated at the southern tip of Seneca Lake—the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes at 600 feet. It’s well known for its racetrack, and is […]

7 Surprising Things to See and Do in Buffalo

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If you thought you knew the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, well think again. New York state’s second largest metropolitan area has been undergoing somewhat of a renaissance that’s given it a new urban vibe in both its downtown core and throughout its system of outdoor parks and growing-in-stature art galleries. Plus, 3.1 million Canadians cross the […]

The Tuscany Hotel in New York City

The Tuscany Hotel

These days all the major hotel chains are getting so big and dominant that it’s starting to affect my purchasing decisions—and I’m probably not the only one. And that’s a huge mistake. I admit I often have to remind myself that it’s okay to stay at a hotel that I don’t have a loyalty program […]