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A Taste for Team Building Outside the Box? Food Tours Are the Answer

As employers and workers are examining how to re-establish a cohesive, in-person work environment offering some team building options is more important than ever. The first purpose of team building is always to share genuine, meaningful experiences. Bonding with your team members through activity outside of the office creates the opportunity to share some quality…

Expert Insider Moment: 5 fun foodie things to do in the 518 for under $15

The following list is proof that exploring our local food scene doesn’t need to be expensive. You just might need an expert to show you how to eat deliciously yet affordably.  As a serious tea drinker, I drink copious amounts of tea (brewed from a broad selection of loose teas.) We are lucky in the…

Travel 2022 COVID Style

Food is a tasty way to sample a cuisine, a country, a region and even your home turf. When you travel, being on location will engage all of your senses with different views, unusual sounds and unfamiliar scents. Looking for a way to recapture what travel offers? Consider savoring a brand new cuisine to be…

Mapping Out Your Summer Travel? 4 Reasons to Visit Smaller Cities Rather than Larger Ones

When I tell people that I am from New York, the first image that pops into their mind is the New York City skyline. They think of New York City,  the Big Apple  – a  vibrant, exciting place that in its density offers many museums, well known tourist attractions, multiple restaurants representing every type of…

5 Reasons to Take a Food Tour in the 518 – Upstate New York’s Capital Region

As travelers, there’s always an important question we ask ourselves before we head out on our trip: Where are the best places to eat? In 2021, we have several added questions. Which restaurants are still open? Which ones popped up in the past year? Which ones have outdoor dining? Tripadvisor and Yelp reviews may help…

Traveler’s Guide: Upstate New York Food Tour Trail

Do you love to eat local fare, sip craft beverages, exercise and deliciously soak up some of New York State’s long, rich history? If so, the Upstate New York Food Tour Trail, an association of seven locally-owned walking food tour companies, is for you. With summer getting closer, it’s time to map out some seasonal…

10 Great Ways to Celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day in the Capital Region

How do you acknowledge a parent’s love? They have given us so much throughout the years that thinking of ways to say “thank you” can feel overwhelming! Not to fear, the capital region has lots of fun and creative ways to celebrate your parents this year, and we’ve done some of the work for you…