About Real Long Island

Welcome to Real Long Island: we’re excited to show you that Long Island is more than just Hamptons, mansions, and beaches and bagels…though we have plenty of those! And you definitely want all the bagels.

But did you know we have an abundance of museums, world class wineries, world renowned golf, activities and events for families, and a rich World War II history? There’s always something about Long Island to learn, uncover, and indulge in. And we’re here to show it to you!

So sit back and relax, grab a glass of your favorite North Fork Red, and discover everything you never knew about Long Island.

What Can You Expect to Find on Real Long Island

Meet the Long Islanders

We’re Tori and Lauren, two sisters who hail from Eastern Nassau, love the wineries, make a hobby out of eating pizza, and absolutely love the beach, preferably in the off season during sunset.

We love where we’re from and we’re incredibly passionate about sharing it with you.

Meet Tori

I’m a wife and boy mom to two energetic toddlers, currently living outside Dallas.

We love to travel and explore; I share our adventures, itineraries, travel tips and more on my family travel blog, Explore With Tori.

I hold degrees in English Literature and Library & Information Science and worked as a public librarian for 10 years. Additionally, I’m a certified adult’s and children’s yoga teacher.

My obsessions include historical fiction, anything French, obsessively redecorating my minimalist home, and dreaming of the Long Island beaches I’ll always call home.

Long Island Favorites: the Fire Island Lighthouse in winter, summers on Ocean Beach, Caumsett State Park, the Bethpage trails, and Croteaux Vineyards Rosé.