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About Us

NYT_LOGO_125 Welcome to NewYorkTraveler.net. I’m Rebecca Mecomber, and I run this website with my husband and four children. I got the travel bug when I was 13 years old, when a class trip to the Nicholas Herkimer Home in Little Falls, NY, had me immediately intrigued with New York State historic sites.

We’ve been traveling New York State for decades but started publishing our travels in 2006. Our adventures revolve mainly around exploring New York’s very rich history and beautiful geology, but I’m also attracted to quirky roadside signs, eccentric artists, and New York businesses. We are interested in everything!

NewYorkTraveler.net has received some very wonderful attention and acclaim. Our work, interviews, and photos have appeared on several New York tourism and news websites, including NewYorkology, The Manhattan’s User Guide, iMedia Connection, the Associated Press and others. I have been interviewed by TIME magazine about the professional blogging industry and my articles as a freelance writer have appeared on USATodayTravel, Salon.com, AZCentral, Chron.com, and others. NewYorkTraveler.net was also the poster child at the 2010 Empire State Tourism Conference as an example of the power of online tourism marketing and has been featured by ABC Media’s Joe Stabb presentations as an effective means of “Socially Engaged Travel.” The attention has been very humbling and we are honored to showcase the beauty and good life in New York State.

Other notable acclaims:

  • We were rated as #67,665 in the book The World’s Best Websites by Jonathan Harchick.
  • NewYorkTraveler.net is as a reference source in J’aime New York: A Bilingual Guide to the French Heritage of New York State by Eloise A. Brière, David B. Graham (pages 22 and 68).
  • Listed as #31 in New York 101 Top 100 Blogs.
  • Listed as the featured blog on Mohawk Valley Living, 18 Dec. 2011.
  • Listed as a source for Wikipedia articles: “Whatever Happened to Fort Bull?” and “Guns of Navarone (film),” “Utica, NY,” and “USS Slater (DE-766).”
  • Ranked #39 of all Technorati-listed global travel blogs on the Internet, on the
    Happy Hotelier T-List 31 October 2008.
  • Our photos and articles appear in myriads of educational and media online and print publications.

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Thank you for visiting our website. Happy travels!

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