Upstate NY

Hiking Watkins Glen

Hiking Watkins Glen

Driving through the Finger Lakes region in Upstate NY, with a short stopover in Watkins Glen, was super beautiful. So many vineyards! Our tour group’s drive up to Canada was just underway and our coordinator thought it best to give us some place to explore. […]

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain

The Hudson Highlands hold many treasures; one of them being Bear Mountain. I remember coming here once when I was a kid on a family outing, so it will come as no surprise that my second visit here was by way of another family outing. […]

Stamford Retreat 2017

Stamford Retreat 2017

For the past 3 years, I’ve taken annual summer trips to Stamford, NY in Delaware County. I come here for an all-women’s Torah retreat which leaves me feeling spiritual, inspired, and full of sisterly love. Though the grounds haven’t changed much from any of my […]

Stamford Retreat 2016

Stamford Retreat 2016

My much-needed vacation finally came around! If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you’ll know I travel to Scotch Valley in Stamford, NY every summer to reconnect with nature and learn Torah with my fellow Jewesses. This year, however, the rain came down […]

Stamford Retreat 2015

Stamford Retreat 2015

Immediately after checking into my room, I couldn’t wait to begin circling the grounds in search of new furry friends and critters. This was my second year in Stamford for the annual all-women’s Torah retreat. It provided me with the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted […]

Family Vacay in Loch Sheldrake

Family Vacay in Loch Sheldrake

Nestled in Sullivan County’s Town of Fallsburg, resides the small village of Loch Sheldrake. For the most part, this hamlet is extremely charming with a lot to see, but just because I’m stating it, doesn’t mean I actually got too many opportunities to go out and […]

Stamford Retreat 2014

Stamford Retreat 2014

I was ecstatic when I boarded the coach bus for my first Torah retreat in the gorgeous Delaware County, located just three hours north of NYC. Stamford particularly has the quaintest little town. I absolutely got the wanderlust country vibe and had a hard time […]