This is an exciting time of year when we celebrate the year gone by and look forward to the new one. As the days get darker and darker, we gather with our family and friends, or with our favorite cat on our lap, to take stock of the past year and plan ahead for the new one. It’s not coincidental that multiple cultures have chosen the time around the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, to celebrate and have a feast.Read More
Just a quick note to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving: a day of warmth, peace, and good food. A day to reconnect with your family and friends, to review the past year and make plans for the upcoming year.
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and one that can be celebrated whole-heartedly by all Americans and residents of America no matter their origins, religion, or political affiliation. Even my mother, who was German,
Gertrude Stein once wrote, “Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.” Of course she was living in Paris, France, at the time, not Paris, Texas, so I take it with a grain of salt. But after being back in Tarrytown for five months straight now, I realize what an interesting and beautiful and unique place it is.Read More
Please forgive a bit of bragging, but after the huge success of our Sleepy Hollow Halloween Tours, we are proud to now offer our Magical Mystery Holiday Tours. We'll travel back in time to enjoy the magic and mystery of the holidays with one-day getaways to magical Tarrytown and mysterious Sleepy Hollow, New York, that include holiday cheer, sophisticated eats, magical theatrical experiences, gift hunting, and the joy and peace that only a small-town holiday can bring.Read More
Here in Sleepy Hollow, New York, we experienced a veritable cornucopia of Halloween events this past weekend. We at Travellati Tours took a large bite out of this cornucopia (uh, is that a mixed metaphor?) with several Sleepy Hollow Halloween Tours.
Guests came from as far away as Rochester, NY, Pennsylvania, Plattsburgh, NY, and Chicago to enjoy the riches of Sleepy Hollow’s Halloween traditions. I am happy to report, a spookalicious time was had by allRead More
So you thought Cooperstown was all about baseball? Guess again.
Cooperstown was founded by William Cooper on the shores of Otsego Lake in 1786. His son, the novelist James Fenimore Cooper, immortalized the area in his Leatherstocking Tales, featuring his anti-hero Natty Bumppo, known as “Leather-Stocking,” in The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer. "Read More
Just a reminder that our Leaf Peepers Hands-On Art Tour to the Catskills and Cooperstown is coming up on Saturday, October 14, to Monday, October 16, departing from White Plains, NY. 25% of our spots are filled -- call or reply to this email now to reserve yours!
So what is this "Leaf Peeper Hands-On Art Tour" all about, you may be asking yourself? It’s all about communing with art and nature and each other to create a satisfying 360-degree aesthetic experience in just one weekend.Read More
Halloween is coming up and with it the annual desperate scramble to find sold-out tickets, far flung parking spots, and surly cabdrivers to visit the multitude of events around Sleepy Hollow, New York, so as to not disappoint one's significant other once again. Avoid the hassle this year, come tour with us with your very own tour guide from Hell, Polly Esther!Read More
Join me, Liz Kemble, this Autumn for a beautiful Fall foliage drive into Rip Van Winkle and James Fenimore Cooper country as we explore – and make – art in the Catskills and beyond.In the Catskills, we’ll visit a few of the dozens of artists and galleries and we’ll get a chance to make our own, easy art: a slab pottery vessel (if you can roll out a pie crust, you can do this), a watercolor collage (you just need to tear and glue), and a print of delicate plants – just gather the plants and arrange them on paper and help the artist run them through a printing press as large as Rembrandt’s! This is a custom offering which is not available otherwise.Read More
Did you know that Picasso was arrested under suspicion of colluding to steal the Mona Lisa? He had been staying in the lovely town of Céret in the Eastern Pyrenees in the summer of 1911, where he was in the throes of birthing Cubism. He arrived in early July at the suggestion of his friend and patron, Frank Haviland, and his fellow Catalonian Spanish artist, Manolo. By the end of July he was missing his lover, Fernande Olivier, and his friend and artistic collaborator, Georges Braque.Read More