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New Month, New Adventures

I love the first day of a new month.

It always signifies new beginnings and leaving what doesn’t serve me behind me.

I especially love the first day of November, which brings the concept of gratitude to a higher level.

I have so much to be grateful for.

How about you?

HighRise Tourism

It has been three weeks since the launch of my business and it has been quite the ride so far.  I have spent numerous hours participating and engaging in webinars, online boot camps, FB Lives and YouTube videos.  I have posted on my social media every day and networked with several business groups. 


You may be wondering, why is she mentioning all of this?

The answer is that I desire to become like a sponge and soak up everything I am able to in order to best effectively serve you as I move forward in my own virtual backpacking journey.

This is not just a job or a task to me.

It is not just about making an offer for you to work with me.

It is sharing from the heart something that I totally believe in.  Something that resonates within my mind, body and soul.

Adventure is me, and I am adventure.

Lake George

When I was a child, we lived on a modest budget.  We weren’t always able to take what some may refer to as luxurious vacations.  

But this is when I was first introduced to Lake George, New York.

It’s still my favorite place in the world to travel to.

My first trip to Lake George took place when I was six years old.  We stayed at the Holiday Inn of Lake George which was located on a hill and provided the most beautiful view of the lake.  We enjoyed subsequent trips there afterwards and then we enjoyed vacations at other lodgings in the coming years.  Wherever we stayed, each place became etched in our hearts.  To this day, we still talk about the amazing heated pool at the Holiday Inn where I swam in my Wonder Woman bathing suit at the age of six.  We bask in the memories of the Admiral Motel right in the heart of the Village where we were treated like family for over twenty years. 

At one point, our family vacations took up four units at the Admiral Motel and we would always go in and out of each other’s rooms, whether to watch someone else’s TV or use a spare bathroom.  We always joked that if you wanted privacy, make sure to lock your door! We sat in front of the rooms or on the beautiful porch in the morning and drank delicious coffee before heading out for an amazing breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants (the Tamarack and the Lone Bull are definitely high on the favorite list).  And let’s not forget the wonderful pool that we would spend hours in!

A lot of my family members who were part of these heartwarming trips have passed on, but my mother and I still travel to Lake George, along with several friends of ours.  My mom and I have advocated for the area so much over the years that we have become the go-to travel gurus for itineraries.  One time my mother wrote restaurant recommendations that we absolutely loved for a coworker and her husband.  When the couple returned home from their trip, they informed us that everything we recommended was fantastic.  However, they decided to try a restaurant somewhere outside of the area (and not one of our listed recommendations) and were not as pleased.  They stated emphatically, “We should have totally listened to you.” :)

I love tourism!

I love sharing verbally and through my writing about what makes my heart sing.  

I love new adventures.


I was once questioned why I keep going back to the same place every year.

My response is:  Because it is home.

And there are tons of experiences within the Adirondacks still waiting for me to seek out and take on.

Of course I have traveled to multiple states and out of the country over my lifetime, but there are just those special, dig-deep-into-your-soul destinations that leave you changed forever.

When I first enter on Canada Street, the main road through the Village, the sight of the lake and the mountains welcomes me with open arms.  I feel the energy saying to me that they are happy to see me as I am to see them.  Whatever season I visit, the majesty of that view excites and invigorates me.

Are you looking for a new place to visit?

Are you looking for a fresh adventure?

Lake George is always there, and I will be eternally grateful to my family for introducing it to me as a young girl and keeping the fire stoked with future excursions.

Winter is a spectacular time to visit the mountains.

Perhaps it’s time to try something new.

Happy Wandering!

I am grateful for you!

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