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things to do near Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes, New York

8 Great Things To Do Near Keuka Lake

Of the 11 New York Finger Lakes, Keuka Lake is considered the ugly duckling because of its Y shape. Y-shaped lakes are rare on planet Earth but another is Lake Como in Italy (home to George Clooney), so Keuka Lake is in great company. The southern end of Keuka Lake is in Steuben County, which is actually […]

Smith Fork Ranch, Colorado: Credit Philip Van Nostrand Photography. digital detox

Travel Happy at These No-Tech Destinations

U.S. Travel Association reports that over half of US workers did not use all of their vacation days last year. In total, 222 million vacation days remained unredeemed last year. Here at McCool Travel, we like to create Happy Travelers and help solve this perplexing problem of people not taking their allotted and earned vacation time. Even when people do take […]

Udvar-Hazy Center, Centreville, Virginia

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Northeastern US

This article covers small town museums in Northeastern US, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Please also see Fascinating Small Town Museums in Southeastern US and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Western US, and Fascinating Small Town Museums in Midwest US. Along with my personal recommendations, I received suggestions from travel writer friends, tourist offices, […]

8 Great Ways to Get Free Lodging in New York City

8 Great Ways to Get Free Lodging in New York City was originally published September 6, 2010 on Travelskills.blogspot.com. Tomorrow I (and many others) begin a month of travel using JetBlue’s All-You-Can-Fly pass. One destination I want to visit is New York City. That is convenient, since New York’s JFK airport is a JetBlue hub and their HQ. Some say New York […]

Skaneateles Suites welcome basket

Finding Last Minute Lodging Deals

Finding Last Minute Lodging Deals On a recent road trip with my wife to the Finger Lakes region of New York state we found a fantastic last minute lodging deal. She searched on TripAdvisor for highly rated lodging options and really liked the description and reviews of Skaneateles Suites (#1 rated lodging place in Finger […]