Category Archives: United States

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York State

Fall is here and that can only mean one thing: changing colors of the leaves! From the Adirondacks to the Empire State Building to the Catskills, here are the best ways to enjoy the fall foliage in New York State. Source: The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York State

Pittsfield, Massachusetts’s Hotel on North

In neighboring Pittsfield, Massachusetts, sitting gloriously on North Street is one of the coolest boutique hotels in New England. It’s named plainly Hotel on North. While located in the Berkshires where there are artisans and artists and entertainment of all kinds to enjoy, this hotel may just be reason enough on its own to take […]

The Ritz Carlton in Westchester, N.Y.

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester is an excellent start to a premier shopping weekend… Combining a wonderful hotel stay and spa visit could ease the pain or heighten the joy depending on your thoughts on” back-to-school” shopping. A tradition started some time ago for some families to travel outside their area to visit outlets or free-standing stores […]

Patty’s Restaurant in Litchfield, Ct.

I have made many road trips as the Grateful Traveler and one recently took me to Litchfield, Ct. to visit the wonderful Mayflower Grace. Hungry (as usual) we stopped at Patty’s Restaurant to find one of the best American breakfast establishments. Inexpensive, hearty food and prepared like a famous chef would on a sunday morning […]

A Photo Journey Through Ephratah, NY to Saltsman’s Hotel

On route to Saltman’s Hotel for dinner! Stone Arabia, New York and the Old Stone Church Our Dinner Destination! Saltsman’s Hotel Inside Saltsman’s Owners of Saltsman’s- Tammy and Jimmy Saltsman’s Dining Room Chicken Rice Soup. Fantastic! Along with everything else on the menu… Creamed Potatoes Mixed Berry Pie Made by Tammy Nunzio the Bartender Grape […]

Hidden Pond Resort: Kennebunkport, Maine

From the moment I turn off Route 1 at the Kennebunkport sign in the great state of Maine, my body relaxes.  It is a zen-like moment for me each and every time the voyage is made.  I am happy to report that on this particular trip that suspended feeling of calm and happiness continued until […]

What do American Girl Dolls and Aurora, New York have in common: Aurora, New York

What do American Girl Dolls and Aurora, New York have in common?  The answer is Pleasant Rowland. The founder and original owner of the American Girl Company. Rowland donated $40 million to her alma mater, Wells College, to revitalize Aurora and thus help with college enrollment. The premise being, if you like an area you will […]

White Barn Inn & Spa: Maine

Gourmet Get – a- way. From the moment you step into this bastion of excellence to the moment you sigh and drive off the property, you can count on the most relaxing and tranquil of times away from home. The entire property seems to operate on a different time.  I am not speaking of East […]

The Inn at Stockbridge – Beauty in the Berkshires

In Western Massachusetts one finds the Berkshires – a resort center of mountains, beautiful vistas, cultural events, fine dining and of course, fine accommodations. The Inn at Stockbridge, a Fodor’s Choice selection, is one of those special places you visit that you will remember always. Innkeepers Alice & Len Schiller great guests year round at […]

Mirbeau Inn: Finger Lakes, NY

To find the Mirbeau Inn & Spa in the Finger Lakes region of Skaneateles you need only head west toward the sunset for a few hours to experience this lovely resort. Upon arrival I felt that I was literally walking into a Monet painting, with the ponds, the lilies pads floating over the Koi, the […]