Blackhead Mountain via Acra Point – Roulette Hike Review

Overview Blackhead Mountain is the 5th highest peak in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, and its ascent via the northern side is one of the more difficult high peaks that I have come across. The lure of this…

Acra Point via Black Dome Range – Roulette Hike Review

Overview Sitting in the Northeast area of the Catskills Park, Acra Point is is a northeast-facing vista located along the famous escarpment trail - which takes you 25 miles from Windham to Haines Falls. For a taste of what the…

Here’s 10 Hidden Gems from Netflix and Amazon that I’ve Found during Quarantine

For me, its become almost a nightly ritual during these last two months to finish up my work (or nothing) for the day, and then start the search for something to watch. It feels like throwing darts sometimes - a…

Don’t ask a stranger to take a picture for you – use this trick instead

We've all been there at some point during our travels - you're at a popular spot, or standing on the summit of a mountain, or perched at an epic view from a waterfall. You want to get a picture to…

Seven Adrenaline-Packed Adventures in New York for after the Quarantine

With the current events of 2020 - we are all chomping at the bit for not only normality, but some adventure as well. There are only so many ways you can let your imagination try to make a trip to…

Mount Colden Via Avalanche Pass – Adirondack High Peak Region

Roulette Travel Hike Review Mount Colden rises to 4,715 feet above sea level - making it the 11th highest peak in the Adirondack State Park. Its rated as one of the more difficult hikes in the region, and definitely one…

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…