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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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Off to New York... Maybe Not... Well, Yes

Off to New York… Maybe Not… Well, Yes

Who knew traveling to New York City could be so harrowing?   It’s been over a week now, and the hype over Hurricane Sandy has dwindled in the media’s interests, but many of us in New York and elsewhere are still either recovering from the disaster or fervidly reorganizing our plans. I fall into the […]

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John Brown National Historic Site, North Elba, NY

John Brown National Historic Site, North Elba, NY

John Brown was the famous abolitionist who — many historians say — was the spark that started the American Civil War. Certainly there were many, many sparks. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s infamous novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” brought shocking awareness to the slave trade. Charles Finney’s Upstate New York revivals stirred the fires of justice and equity […]

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Olympic Center and Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Lake Placid, NY

Olympic Center and Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Lake Placid, NY

This is where it all happened. Do you remember? We visited the Olympic Center and the Lake Placid Olympic Museum while in Lake Placid, NY. This is the place where the 1980 (and 1932) Winter Olympics were held. The Miracle On Ice — perhaps one of the most famous sports events in history — happened […]

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Get a Piece of That Manhattan Pie

Get a Piece of That Manhattan Pie

It’s the first “ground-up” timeshare property in Manhattan — the Hilton Grand Vacations Club on West 57th Street, right in the heart of downtown Manhattan. The building is beautiful, and it’s still sparkly-new since its Summer 2009 grand opening. The hotel has gotten very good reviews on TripAdvisor — surprisingly good for a Manhattan hotel […]

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