Bannerman Castle: A Treasure on the Hudson

June 29

Have you ever ridden on the Metro-North Hudson Line heading up to Poughkeepsie? Did you notice a beautiful castle on the Hudson between Breakneck Ridge and Beacon? It looks like a castle out of a fairy tale. If you have, then you’ve seen the majestic and monumental Bannerman Castle.I’ve looked longingly at Bannerman Castle from my … Read More

A Quick Guide of Rockland County, NY

May 26

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Rockland County, NY? The first thing that comes to my mind is the Palisades Center Mall. Secondly is the ‘Old‘ Tappan Zee Bridge and the ‘New‘ Bridge that’s almost finished. How about the Bear Mountain State Park? Those are just a few … Read More

7 Ways to be a tourist in your Hometown

May 19

Has this ever happened to you? You spend hours planning a perfect weekend away with your family, significant other or on your own (raise your hand if you also like doing things on your own), only to have to hampered by an unexpected event?There go your plans completely out the window.What will you do??? How about … Read More

Chuang Yen Monastery: A Place for Tranquility and Inspiration

April 26

Did you know that the largest indoor statue of Buddha in the Western Hemisphere is located right here in the Hudson Valley?…and I got to see it! It’s true!!!! Chuang Yen Monastery and the Buddhist Association of the United States is located in Putnam County.In fact, the statue of Buddha and the Buddhist Temple are set … Read More

The Best thing you can do at the Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest!

January 16

Have you ever attended an Event or Festival and wished that someone gave you some pointers before going? That’s how I felt the first time I went to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest. And, you know what, this year I was better prepared and felt like a pro. The Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest … Read More