The Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake NY

If you are ever visiting upstate New York in the summer or better yet in the fall, make sure to visit the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake.

It used to be called the Adirondack Museum but it’s name has since changed. Blue mountain lake is a beautiful town in the Adirondack mountains about two hours from Albany New York.   This time of year is the best time to visit because of the fall foliage coming into peak season in the next couple of weeks.

It is a museum that was designed to preserve the history of the great Adirondacks. The museum actually sits on the site of a historic summer resort hotel known as the Blue Mountain House.

The museum has been operated since the 1940s and consists of 24 unique buildings on 121 acres and covers almost 60,000 ft.² of exhibition space. It is open from May until October with extended summer hours.

You will find tons of different exhibitions an amazing collections that include fine art, photographs, historical artifacts and information the documents historic structures and galleries of the era in the Adirondacks.  There are special events, school field trips, workshops and demonstrations along with a great library or you can do your research year around.

If you are planning to visit, make sure you plan for an entire day as there are many exhibits to check out that teach about the mining and logging history in the Adirondacks. It showcases the great camps are the Adirondacks as well as European settlers that visited the area.

Exist a new exhibition called life in the Adirondacks which is a 19,000 square-foot interactive experience where every single visitor starts from. It is extremely interactive and high-tech bringing to life the amazing history of the Adirondack mountains and region.

Here is an amazing video to give you a better sense of what the Adirondack Experience is all about.

Montauk Point Lighthouse and other attractions in Eastern Long Island

If you are traveling on Long Island New York and have the time to really enhance your visit, you will definitely want to head far east to the tip of Long Island and visit Montauk Point.

Long Island is about 120 miles long and 20 miles wide at its most.   Most people do not realize that Long Island is actually part of New York City. The western tip of Long Island is actually made up of two of the five boroughs that comprise New York City. They include Brooklyn and Queens.

But if you are someone who likes to get away from the big crowds, visiting the eastern end of Long Island will definitely slow down your heartbeat and bring a newfound sense of peace and joy as you experience the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Long Island sound to the north.

At the tip of Montauk point is the world renowned Montauk Point Lighthouse.   It is a historic structure that overlooks the ocean and offers amazing views and a museum that explains the history of this famous lighthouse.

It is over 200 years old and stands 110 feet tall. It’s light beacon flashes every five seconds and it will take you 137 steps of pure iron to reach the peak of the lighthouse.   The peak of its history is steeped in the whaling industry that took place off the coast of Long Island and up through new England.

This is a romantic’s favorite place to visit as you can picnic on the grounds or down on the beach.   Spectacular views can be had looking east word over the Atlantic Ocean.

Many people love to visit the wineries on the south shore of Long Island close to Montauk point. If you love horseback riding, you can go on an excursion and horseback ride with your significant other on the beach.

It is a beautiful place that has a little bit of new England flair  blended with upper class charm.

If you are visiting the east end of Long Island, we highly and recommend you consider visiting Montauk point and it’s lighthouse. It will not be a trip you will forget anytime soon.

Traveling all over the world: tips you should remember

It is so many people’s dream to go out and see the world. To travel throughout the world and to experience other cultures and eat different foods. However, if you want to make sure that you are going to have the best possible experience, you should make sure that you are going to remember these top three tips. Without these three tips, your experience might not be as great as what you hoped it would have been:

Learning to be patients

You might be used to living in a country where everything is fast pace and where you need to rush to get to everything on your schedule. However, the one thing that you need to know is that this isn’t the same in all the countries.

Some of the countries they don’t have a fast pace life, and they don’t really rush to anything. And, if you are not used to this type of life, you might lose your patients. If you want to enjoy your holiday and your tour all over the world, you need to make sure that you are going to learn how to be patients and how to make the best of your time traveling.

Make sure that you don’t carry all your cash with you

There are countries where it is dangerous to walk in the street with all your money. And, because it is so easy to spot a tourist, it makes you vulnerable. This is why this tip is so essential. You should not carry all your cash with you. You should stash some of the money in your suitcase in hidden compartments or in your shoes or socks.

You don’t want to be stranded in a foreign country, because the locals have stolen all your money. The more money is stashing away, the better it will be for you.

Meet and talk to local people

The whole idea of traveling all over the world, is to see new things and to experience different cultures. However, if you don’t meet and talk to locals you will not get to experience everything about the culture. And, you will not have anything to think back on after your travels.

There are many different cultures and different kinds of people. And, you will be having a lot more fun during your tour when you are meeting and talking to interesting people that you don’t meet every day. This can make things a lot more interesting.

There are many things that you should consider and know when you are traveling the world. However, knowing these three tips, will make your experience a lot better. You will get more patients and will enjoy the tours a lot more, meeting and talking to strangers and having as much fun as possible.