Deborah Williams

What Pennsylvania city is known as the first capital of the United States, the birthplace of animal crackers, and a most popular chocolate candy? It is York, also known as the White Rose City, the symbol of England’s House of York. Read more

Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, 20 miles from Rochester and a little more than an hour from Buffalo, is the largest living history museum in New York State and one of the gems of Western New York. Read more

Thomas Edison, America’s most famous inventor, first came to Fort Myers in southwest Florida in 1885 looking for a place to escape the cold northern winters. His arrival heralded a new era in the region’s history. Read more

Spring begins this month, although we can never depend on spring weather arriving simultaneously with the official arrival of spring. But after our rough winter, it is time to explore. Read more

The Thousand Islands along the mighty St. Lawrence River are a water lover’s mecca. With 1,864 islands and multiple fun ways to view and experience the river, this region attracts visitors from around the world. Read more

New York City is very intense — the world-class attractions, people from all over the globe, crowds — all making for a thrilling and fast-paced experience. December is a perfect time for a visit. Read more

Western New York families enjoy a rich array of child friendly, educational, and just plain fun attractions. Some of the best can be found just down the Thruway in Rochester. Read more

The excitement was mounting as the many passengers — young and old and in between — climbed the steps into the 100-year-old passenger cars of the Arcade and Attica Railroad on a recent Saturday. Read more

Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city was founded in 1792 & named for Sir Walter Raleigh who attempted to establish the first English colony on the shores of the new world in the 1580s. Today his imposing statue stands tall in the center of downtown Read more

Pittsburgh is a city on the rise, celebrating its bicentennial this year and is a perfect weekend destination — just a three-hour drive south of Buffalo. It was recently named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2016” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Read more

Tupper Lake and Blue Mountain Lake, in the heart of New York’s fabled Adirondack Park, boast stunning museums designed to involve everyone in learning about the unique history, science, natural resources, and culture of the Adirondack region. Read more

Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., bills itself as “extraordinary Alexandria” & it is indeed quite a special place that is most welcoming to visitors of all types including families, children & dogs. Read more

The New Year is traditionally the time for resolutions and in keeping with tradition I am resolving to be more mindful while traveling to avoid losing or misplacing vital items. My experiences have lessons for all travelers. Read more