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Buffalo Magazine: Travel

A trip to New York City can procure a list of varied reactions: excitement, anxiety, joy at the idea of basking in the bright lights of a city that never sleeps, tears, general nausea, lightheaded wonder — and that’s only from booking a hotel in midtown Manhattan. Such an incredibly massive city presents an equally massive scale of options — so many, in fact, that any sens…

Buffalo Magazine: Travel

You know the reaction a Buffalonian gets when he confesses he’s never seen Niagara Falls? Longtime Finger Lakes residents might get the same look for never having strolled the streets of Skaneateles, an upscale central New York spot renowned for its natural beauty, eclectic shops and impressive 1800s architecture. Living only an hour from this Onondaga County village at…

Buffalo Magazine: Travel

When the summer hits, many Western New York families head for the highways. But a road trip is not as simple as it sounds, and there is some planning to do for successful — and safe — travel. From making sure you have your car prepared in the unlikely event of a roadside emergency, to keeping the kids occupied and staving off the “I’m boreds," we’ve got you covered. Here a…

Buffalo Magazine: Travel

While there’s something to be said for umbrella-drinks-on-the-beach vacations — and the mental break that comes with them — there are also getaways that expand your mind instead of emptying it. You can spend a week (or a whole summer) exploring some of life’s most important questions just 90 minutes south of Buffalo at The Chautauqua Institution, a 750-acre lake community …

Buffalo Magazine: Travel

Looking for a novel way to spend a night in Toronto? Many of the city’s top family attractions offer sleepover options you (and the kids) won’t soon forget. Sleep with the fishes Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada offers an overnight adventure called “Sleep with Sharks,” where families can spread their sleeping bags out in a 315-foot-long acrylic tunnel under the Dangerous Lago…