GeneratePress Review – The Last WordPress Theme You’ll Ever Need

We're now onto our fourth (or fifth?) theme here at Living the Dream, and after 11 years of blogging, I think we've finally settled on one we're going to keep for the long-haul. 

This theme, the one you're seeing, is GeneratePress– one of the most customizable and fastest WordPress themes on the market today.

As we are always seeking speed improvements for our SEO goals, and I am just generally a nerd when it comes to optimization, it didn't take much more beyond hearing a few thumbs up from colleagues that GeneratePress is the way to go.

I bought access to the premium features, started a site design, and was blown away by both the functionality and the speed (and to be honest, I'm probably not even taking advantage of all the features, either!).

As such, I have a feeling I'll be sticking to this one for quite some time.

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5 Museums in Rochester and Upstate NY to Learn the Region’s History

Upstate New York is a fabulous region. There are a number of great attractions, wineries in the Finger Lakes, and even numerous waterfalls in New York to enjoy as well.

In fact, I've visited the region a half dozen times over the last few years and still have only begun to scratch the surface of what there is to see.

During a recent visit as part of a media tour before the NATJA conference, I was able to explore the areas of Rochester, Cayuga County, and Syracuse, and spent a fair bit of time exploring some of the historical sights of this interesting region.

In this one, I wanted to share a few of the must-see museums that focus on New York's great history!

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Dear DMOs, CVBs, Businesses, and Bloggers – Quit Stealing Images

It should go without saying that you shouldn't steal from people. I'm an adult. You're probably an adult. I don't steal from you, you don't steal from me. It is not very hard.

Sadly, in the realm of content and new media, theft, specifically image theft, is rampant.

Fellow “bloggers” have stolen from us. My city's tourist office has stolen from us. My state's tourist office has stolen from us. So many people in new media and destination marketing cannot be bothered to learn what copyright infringement is, and real content creators (specifically, real bloggers- without quotes) are the victims.

This has to stop. 

As I have no patience for this kind of, please excuse me, bullshit, I'm airing out some grievances today.

Notes: All photos featured in this article have been stolen from us at one point in time with the exception of the response letter sent to us by our state. I am also not a lawyer and this article does not constitute legal advice.

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Becoming a Kid Again at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester

When we travel, we often hit many museums in order to learn more about the history of the region, notable figures or events, and more.

But every so often we'll come across a museum that is so unique that we are absolutely blown away by it all and are left wondering why it took us so long to visit in the first place. 

The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, is one of those museums, and if you find yourself in upstate New York you really need to make a detour to check this one out. 

It will truly make you feel like a kid again!

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