Meet Debi Bower

Author + Creative Director for Day Trips Around Rochester, New York

Debi Bower

Debi Bower

Hi there! I am a web designer, photographer, and award-winning travel writer from Rochester, New York. For nearly fifty years, I have lived in the area, with my youth spent in West Irondequoit with my parents and sister and young adult life in Holley and North Chili. I currently live in Scottsville with my husband, where we raised our two daughters, who now have families of their own.

After years of documenting day-trip ideas for my Girl Scout troop, I launched this website,, in 2017 as a community resource, writing detailed guides highlighting the best places to visit in the city of Rochester, the Genesee Valley, and the Finger Lakes region, as well as several destinations in Central New York, Western New York, and the Southern Tier.

In 2023, I published my first book, Day Trips Around Rochester, New York: Your Guide to Exploring Within Two Hours of Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. It won a Best of Rochester Award for Best Published Literary Work of 2023 and, as of January 2024, has consistently remained a #1 Amazon Best Seller.

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Upcoming Book Events

Independent Bookstore Day
Sat, Apr 27, Time TBA

Sat, May 4, 11–2

Private Event
Thu, May 9, 5–7

Northfield Common Creators Fest
Sat, Jun 15, 11–4

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