LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF NEW YORK STATE. 2 NEW YORK STATE IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO NEW YORK STATE. 4 SUGGESTED NEW YORK STATE ITINERARIES. 5 THE ACTIVE VACATION PLANNER. 6 NEW YORK CITY. 7 LONG ISLAND & THE HAMPTONS. 8 THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY. 9 THE CATSKILL MOUNTAIN REGION. 10 THE CAPITAL REGION: SARATOGA SPRINGS & ALBANY. 11 CENTRAL NEW YORK. 12 THE FINGER LAKES REGION. 13 THE NORTH COUNTRY. 14 WESTERN NEW YORK. FAST FACTS. INDEX.
Neil Edward Schlecht is a writer and photographer who frequently travels along the Hudson River between an old farmhouse in northwestern Connecticut and New York City. He is the author of more than a dozen travel guides-including Spain for Dummies; Day by Day guides to Buenos Aires, Mallorca and Menorca, and Barcelona; and Frommer's guides to Texas, Cuba, and Peru-as well as art catalogue essays and articles on art and culture. Kerry Acker and Tom Gavin are freelance editors and writers based in Brooklyn, NY. Together, and independently, they have written and contributed to numerous books, most recently the TIME 2010 Almanac for Kids and several biographies for young adults on subjects ranging from Nina Simone to Jimmy Carter. Avid travelers, they have visited dozens of countries, but always find time to explore their beloved home state of New York. Brian Silverman is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, and Four Seasons. Among the many topics he writes about are food, travel, sports, and music. He is the author of numerous books including Going, Going, Gone: The History, Lore, and Mystique of the Home Run, and the Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports. For Frommer's, he has written Complete, Portable, and Budget guides to New York City, as well as New York City For Dummies. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.