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Author Archive for Mrs. Mecomber

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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How To Choose a Good Hotel

How To Choose a Good Hotel

I am horribly, horribly fussy about my hotels. I don’t like to stay overnight anywhere, really, so it’s a *big deal* when I have to choose a place for the night. Thankfully, all my experiences have been very good, due in part to my careful researching and planning. Here are some tips for selecting a […]

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Landmarks Society of Greater Utica: Building It Back Brick By Brick

Landmarks Society of Greater Utica: Building It Back Brick By Brick

Utica, New York, was once a great — a very great — city. I have mentioned many times about the blazing revivalism that exploded in the early 1800s under the preaching of Charles Grandison Finney. After this time, the city prospered and was named the fastest growing city in New York State. This was the […]

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Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY

Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY

This trip probably takes the award for one of the best experiences we have ever had. We’ve been to hundreds of places in New York State, so that’s saying a lot. I’m still overwhelmed by the incredible beauty, the energizing atmosphere, the utter tranquility of Whiteface Mountain. It’s one of the most beloved peaks of […]

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Our Stay at Birch Cottage, Raquette Lake, NY

Our Stay at Birch Cottage, Raquette Lake, NY

For our recent trip to Raquette Lake, we stayed in Birch Cottage, a Craftsman-style home nestled in a secluded area by the lake. The property is owned by the proprietors of the Raquette Lake Navigation Company, Dean and Donna Pohl. They made us feel wonderfully welcome! Donna brought coffee and creamer and Dean made sure […]

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