Deborah Williams

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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. more