Debi Bower

Debi BowerI’ve lived in Rochester my whole life (40+ years) with my husband and two daughters. By weekday, I am a digital designer in marketing for Wegmans Food Markets. By weekend, I am a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special. I prefer to take the slow roads and eat at family diners in small towns throughout the Genesee, Finger Lakes, Niagara and Allegany regions.

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve been vigorously researching unique places to explore. I’d amassed long lists of interesting places I’d found in books, blogs, and Instagram, plus state, county and city tourism brochures.

This site, Day Trips Around Rochester, is a collection and continuous curation of destinations around Rochester. I’m excited to share this with you, so please subscribe to our email! With no more than one email a month, we’ll let you know what’s trending, what’s new, and what’s interesting.

I’m always looking for new ideas and perspectives—please reach out anytime!