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  • images_sizedimage_235054828 Worldly wonders less than state away There are many geologic wonders to behold in Ithaca, travel writer Richard Frost says, from the Museum of the Earth to Buttermilk Falls State Park.

    August 22, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_228053042 The Lost City of the Incas A first glimpse of Machu Picchu can prove overwhelming. One looks out at a complex of stone buildings, multitudinous grassy terraces, staircases that descend the entire extent of the village, and a rugged mountain named Huaynu Picchu solemnly guarding the entire scene.

    August 15, 2009 4 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_214010745 Dutch history entrenched in New York state Mabee Farm on the Mohawk River west of Schenectady has its roots in a fur trading post set up there in 1670.

    August 1, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_186065254 Exploring Lake Luzerne The Rockwell-Harmon Cottage serves as a tourist information center and art gallery in this town on the Hudson River, says columnist Richard Frost. There's a very pretty park behind the center. Sited nicely just upstream from Rockwell Falls, it's the kind of place where you'd like to linger and perhaps read and reflect.

    July 4, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_143215632 New York Public Library remains relevant The site chosen for the New York Public Library was Croton Reservoir, then the city's water supply, writes columnist Richard Frost about his tour of the Fifth Avenue facility. A wide promenade surrounded the 50-foot-high reservoir, built when 42nd Street was well north of the city limits. Tearing the complex down took 500 men about two years.

    May 23, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_122211453 Hubbardton site of only Revolutionary battle in Vt. Preserved as Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, this one-time battleground now couldn't be more peaceful, says Travel Writer Richard Frost.

    May 2, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_095043911 Keeseville: Layers of history It doesn't take much to see that the rapids of the Ausable River led to Keeseville's initial settlement, says travel writer Richard Frost.

    April 4, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_080214526 Duke and Durham: More than just basketball The Sarah Duke Gardens, covering 55 acres, is one of those wonderful public spaces that any school would want in its environs. Impressive stone terracing, garden cottages, ponds and small streams create a landscape notable for its rose gardens and one of the largest collections of plants native to the southeastern United States.

    March 21, 2009 3 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_059222532 Riches revealed at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York Mary Knapp, whose work is exhibited at the Canton arts center, is a quilter by avocation, a scientist by training and a mathematician by inclination, says travel writer Richard Frost. Her creations are an amazing combination of geometry, symbolism and color.

    February 28, 2009 2 Photos

  • images_sizedimage_032050059 Wild Center must-see for locals and visitors, too A simulated glacier, complete with occasional avalanche, marks the beginning of the exhibit area at the Tupper Lake facility, says travel writer Richard Frost, just the start of an enriching and enjoyable experience.

    January 31, 2009 3 Photos