Road Trip, Wrap-Up

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~

Cover photo: Selfie, Gerry and Pam Barker

Taking the Empire State Road Trip was everything we enjoy about a car vacation: Learning about new places and meeting interesting people along the way. And by using the Harbor Hotel Collection as home bases, you could easily pace yourself and still enjoy the best of what upstate and western New York have to offer.

All three of their resorts – Chautauqua, Watkins Glen and 1000 Islands – offer a consistent, high-quality experience one would expect from a Four Diamond-rated property. And the locations couldn’t be more ideal for either exploring the area or just relaxing on-site. Plus the staff, from the front desk to the dining room, were exceptional. And that means everything when you’re choosing a place to stay.

For wine lovers, it’s hard to find more to enjoy outside of Napa-Sonoma; for nature lovers, the parks and waterfalls abound; for boaters and leisure lovers, the rivers and lakes are just your ticket.

Of course, residents in the Northeast can readily explore everything this road trip has to offer without traveling the 3,245 miles we covered from the Palm Beaches and back again. But having spent over a year in lockdown, we relished the opportunity to break out and hit the road. Judging by all the traffic we encountered, I think we aren’t the only ones.

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Road Trip, Day 6

Road Trip, Day 6

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Boldt Castle, courtesy Gerry Barker It’s day two of our visit to the 1000 Islands and the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, and we have…

Road Trip, Day 5

Road Trip, Day 5

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Road Trip, Day 4

Road Trip, Day 4

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Cascade Cavern, courtesy Gerry Barker It’s day four on our Empire State Road Trip, and our mission today – should we decide to accept…

Road Trip, Day 3

Road Trip, Day 3

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Hector Falls, courtesy Gerry Barker It’s Day Three of our Empire State Road trip, and that means we’re saying good-bye to Chautauqua and setting…

Road Trip, Day 2

Road Trip, Day 2

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Graycliff, a Frank Lloyd Wright house, courtesy Gerry Barker It’s day two of our visit to Celoron, New York, and the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel…

Road Trip, Day 1

Road Trip, Day 1

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Chautauqua Harbor Hotel Pinch me. Are we really taking a trip after 15 lo-o-ong months of COVID lockdown? Ouch! I guess we are! There’s…

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