Running the last ten miles of the New York City Marathon course a week or two before Marathon Sunday is a tradition among local New York City runners.
The 2016 Synchrony Financial Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon was held on Saturday October 8th. I’ve run a number of Rock n’ Roll events – they are generally well organized and cater to runners of all levels and to charity runners. The expo was held on Thursday and Friday at a midtown location near … Read More
Columbus Day weekend’s staycation in Rockland County, New York came about because of an IHG Rewards Club Pointbreaks. Quarterly, Intercontinental Hotel Group (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels, among others) releases a Pointbreaks list – a list of hotel properties, with a reduced award rate of 5,000 points per night. Usually the hotels chosen … Read More
Those who read this blog know that when I am not traveling far and wide, I enjoy staycations. These staycations are a fun, and often inexpensive way, to escape city life and explore destinations closer to home. This weekend, Won’t Run and I ventured to Rockland County, New York. Although it’s only an hour away … Read More
What is going on? I was just caught up in the craziness of July 8th when United Airlines had a system outage. Today is a travel day, and suddenly Breaking News alerts pop up on my iPhone. Wow, this is a cruel joke… This is what it says on my Twitter feed. My flight … Read More
The Hyatt House Fishkill/Poughkeepsie in Fishkill, New York, is one of my go-to local Hyatt favorites – it’s a nice category one hotel about 2 hours from New York City. Location, location, location. It’s in the middle of majestic Hudson Valley and easy to go to for a nice getaway weekend. I’ve been in suites and … Read More
Hi everyone. It’s just another manic Monday, I wish it was Sunday…. This weekend was to be a quiet weekend. Saturday, I was determined to get out the door fairly early to go for a run, as rain was in the forecast. The phone rings. It’s Won’t Run. Remember that great blues rock band we … Read More
It was everything that I could hope for and more. The people at the Emerson were so nice and friendly. The room was cozy and peaceful. In fact, the whole place resonated with peace, quiet and tranquility.
Disclosure: I was invited by the CEO and the Manager of the Emerson Resort and Spa and their PR agency to be a guest at the Emerson for a weekend. My opinions that I share here are entirely my own. The Emerson Resort and Spa, located in the town of Mt Tremper, New York, … Read More
A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to a casual wine tasting and an introduction to the wines of the Finger Lake region of New York State at the Brooklyn Winery. Until that point, I did not even know that there was a winery in Brooklyn. Well, I can now report that the Brooklyn Winery … Read More