Snowboarding & Skiing in Upstate NY

New York may not be the first US snowboarding or skiing destination that comes to mind, but it should be one of them! The Adirondacks especially have a great variety of slopes, skill levels and awesome scenery! Whether you are a pro level skier/snowboarder looking for olympic level diamond slopes, a beginner wanting to learn […]

Winter Hiking in the Adirondacks

The summer months bring an endless trove of hikers to the Adirondacks, and it is no wonder why. The beauty of the region is spectacular and it is only a few hours distance from several metropolis areas making it easily accessed for a weekend getaway. Very few people, however, realize that the hiking doesn’t have […]

The Romantic Allure of A-Frames

The iconic A-frame style cabins are back in the spotlight and it’s not hard to understand why! The same minimalist simplistic lifestyle that has been attracting us to tiny-houses applies to the classic A-frame, but with an intriguing twist. If you have ever lived or vacationed in an A-frame, then you understand its’ appeal. Similar […]

20 Tips to Trail Riding with Your Horse

Most people think of trail riding as going to a public stable and mounting an unenthusiastic horse that will mechanically take you down the same trail that it has takes several times a day for years. Such an experience is nice for beginners, however, if you are an accomplished rider it can be frustrating to […]

Memoirs: Camping the Islands of Lake George

My first memories of campaign go back to the time I was pretty little. I remember ever so clearly the excitement of sleeping in a tent, sitting around the campfire and just the feeling of everyone relaxing with nothing to distract them. Of course as I grew my love of camping become more complex and […]

Online Building & Remodeling Inspiration – Where to Look

While writing about Adirondack architecture, the great camps and boathouses I found myself dreaming about building. Coming from a family of builders this shouldn’t have come as a surprise, it seems to be in the blood 😉 In the process I discovered some great sites to fuel my imagination. The architectural world has exploded online […]

Hiking the 46 Adirondack Peaks

They are called the Adirondack Forty-Sixers. We couldn’t write about hiking in the Adirondacks without a tribute to this legendary hiking club. The name: Forty-Sixers comes from the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. That is the peaks that surpass 4,000 feet. The club is very well established and organized, new members are assigned a […]

The Adirondacks & Tiny Homes

The Adirondacks have long been famous for the sprawling great camps of the wealthy in the 1800’s. Things have changed since then, however, the Adirondack Mountains are still just as fascinating a destination. In this modern age you don’t need to have a ton of money in order to set up your own “great camp”. […]

5 Reasons to visit Germany

If you haven’t ever been to Germany, then you are missing out on a lot! Germany is an amazing place to visit and has something for everyone!   Below are 5 reasons that we think Germany is worth a visit: 1) The Locals 2) The Autobahn! Driving a German car is an amazing experience in […]


Log cabins have been enjoyed by Americans for literally hundreds of years and they are as loved now as they were centuries ago! There are many traditional styles that are common in the United States, some of which have evolved into complex elite residences and others which have maintained the rustic simplicity of the past. […]