The account of a curious Adirondack Woman due West.

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The Switch: Kombucha

The Switch: Kombucha

According to Google’s dictionary kombucha is: “a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria”. So if you know anything about beer this sounds quite similar. It’s even served on tap and bottled in growlers. What is kombucha really though? […]

Diary of a New-Bee

Diary of a New-Bee

Honing in on what I really love to do has been a serious focus for over a year now. I dearly wish I had learned to do this earlier in life, but my theory is- I’m still young and better late than never.  This “self-discovery” […]

3 Road-side Emergency Tips

3 Road-side Emergency Tips

Life isn’t always naturally glamorous… Correction: Life is never naturally glamorous. It’s up to us- and how we handle the situation.  Here are 3 ways to turn a bad road trip situation rightside up ft. Last night’s break down.  1. Stay Calm : Breathe This […]

Heaven Hill Trails- A Short Walk Through the Woods

Heaven Hill Trails- A Short Walk Through the Woods

Instead of staying inside and not enjoying the day before work, my partner and I decided to take a picnic trip to Heaven Hill in Lake Placid. This is a trail system comprised of short hikes through the woods and in open fields. We decided […]

The Hike to OK Slip Falls – An ADK Must Do!

The Hike to OK Slip Falls – An ADK Must Do!

  Last week, on one of our first 60+ degree days of Adirondack spring, we hiked OK Slip Falls. You might’ve heard of them- they’re the biggest falls in the ‘dacks.. and some of the biggest in New York. I make an effort to visit […]

A Quick Stop in Georgia

A Quick Stop in Georgia

We were on the first leg of our trip back home (FL->NY) and had accomplished about 6 of the 24 hour ride. We were in Georgia. It was midnight. It was raining. We were exhausted. We had no plans for sleeping. So we looked for […]

Road Trip Revelation #1: Nobody Cares

Road Trip Revelation #1: Nobody Cares

Even though it’s only been 10 days I’ve learned quite a few life lessons on this road trip. One of my favorites so far is that even though we might think something matters, NOBODY CARES. Nobody cares what I’m wearing, nobody cares what I’m eating, […]

Passing Through Buffalo – A Guide to an Evening in Western N.Y.’s Wing Town

Passing Through Buffalo – A Guide to an Evening in Western N.Y.’s Wing Town

We’ve decided to go for a road trip. We’re going to be gone awhile and there will be multiple climates to endure. We will be intermittently staying with relatives and camping. I’ve decided to write about the places we experience along the way, it will […]

Embrace Spring Skiing at Whiteface

Embrace Spring Skiing at Whiteface

Spring skiing is here early this year. Avid snow lovers certainly would have loved a longer winter season but the early rains and high temperatures have given us what may be spring. We are lucky enough to live near a mountain that provides us with snow-blowing […]

What I Wear Downhill Skiing

What I Wear Downhill Skiing

What I Wear: After downhill skiing and cross country skiing for most of my life I have perfected my gear. Of course this is all personal and not everything works for everyone, but if your feet are cold or your goggles are foggy, consider giving […]

Buy Warm Gear Near Lake Placid! (and Support Small Business)

Buy Warm Gear Near Lake Placid! (and Support Small Business)

    All of these exciting outdoor winter sports get cold sometimes, and it’s completely inevitable- as we all know. Regardless of this fact, it’s still difficult to locate the best warm gear. The choices are difficult to work with because we only have 2, 1. […]

5 Steps Toward Mindful Cross-Country Skiing

5 Steps Toward Mindful Cross-Country Skiing

It’s snow globe time in Lake Placid. This means soft twinkling lights in every shop, toasty outdoor fires, rich hot cocoa, and aromatic balsam. Skiing though, tops the list for many of those native and local to the area. On the surface cross-country (x-c) skiing […]

Woods-woman hits the Web.

Woods-woman hits the Web.

With a little help from my friends. And family. It has been some time since visiting my Mac Book Pro once daily. After some thought and a few warm & fuzzy success stories I launched Birchbee. Birchbee is a representation of my inner heart and soul […]