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Roulette Hike Review – Indian Head Mountain Loop – Catskills Park

Overview When most hear of the hike "Indian Head" - they quickly conjure thoughts of the Adirondack hike with spectacular mountain and valley views. But - there's a lesser trafficked Indian Head in the Catskills, and some (okay myself) could…

Building "Big Jenny" – the $7,500 Shuttle Bus Tiny Home

Lets get a few things out of the way, before the pictures become a little misleading - as of now, Big Jenny the Shuttle Bus Tiny Home is living a stationary life in Upstate New York. While she technically is…

Roulette Travel Review: Glamping at an Old Zoo Near the Catskill Mountains

"Glamping" is a recent phenomenon that has brought together some of the luxuries of a hotel stay, with the natural setting and simplicity of camping. I had only ever experienced this one other time through Fancy Camps at a music…

Is AWD (All-Wheel Drive) a Necessity for Winters in the Northeast?

To save you some time - and money - the short answer is NOPE! But, you might need snow tires. There are pros and cons to each type of vehicle, and after living through winters with both a front-wheel drive…

Upstate New York – the Budget Friendly Alternative to a Winter Trip Out West

When many think of where to plan their winter trip, the popular destinations out west usually come to mind - Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole, Park City, etc. However, with this popularity, there also comes the high price - these…

How to Reduce (or even Eliminate) the Pesky AirBnB Cleaning Fees

We've all had it happen - you find a perfect spot to stay, and it looks like its right in your budget. Then, when going to confirm your reservation - you see that astronomical cleaning fee. Okay, so in reality…

Roulette Travel Catskills Cleanup Day – Saturday November 2, 2019

The Catskill Mountains offer a serene escape to millions of people throughout New York and the Northeast - and for the most part, is well maintained under the principles of "Carry In, Carry Out" and "Leave No Trace." Unfortunately, due…

Roulette Travel Guide: Getting to, thru (and outta) Cuba

For a long time, U.S. Citizens couldn't go to Cuba due to the longstanding embargo until changes were made that finally opened travel again in 2014. I feel fortunate to have made it to Cuba before more changes to our…

New Roulette Travel Silver Sponsor: Sawyer Products!

There's an old saying that "its better to have one and not need it, than need one and not have it" - and thats my mentality towards water filters when hiking and especially when traveling. I've been using the Sawyer…

Roulette Travel Guide – 4 Days in Wyoming, Yellowstone and Grand Teton

In the years prior to this trip, I had heard the name Jackson Hole thrown around a few times in conversation - mostly in regards to epic skiing. I have sort of retired from skiing (after a long career of…