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…

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…

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…

Roulette Hike Review – Thomas Cole Mountain

Hike Details Region: Catskills State Park, Upstate New YorkTrailhead: East Jewett, NY 12424Approximate Round Trip: 6 MilesApproximate Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft.Exertion Level: ModerateTechnical Level: EasyRecommended Footwear: Hiking BootsNo water sources after first 1/2 mile Hike Overview For a quick overview…

RHIP Sponsors Great White Shark Dive and More in South Africa

If you have been following along with Roulette Travel lately, you might know that RHIP Packs has been a proud sponsor of ours for a few months now. They have also stepped up to be a Gold Sponsor for my…

New Roulette Travel Sponsor: Sunglass Warehouse!

If you have been following along with Roulette Travel over the past few months, you know just how much of a struggle there has been to both find and keep a good pair of affordable sunglasses. It has started to…