From our adventures on Hatteras Island, we continued on to Ocracoke Island, home to fewer than 1,000 residents and in a world all its own, replete with a unique “hoi toid” (e.g. “high tide”) dialect.Shaped like a sewing needle…

Outer Banks - lighthouse

When the dunes roll up on either side of the road and sand begins to spill onto the shoulder, you’ve arrived. With the Atlantic to the east and the Pamlico Sound to the west, the ride down Highway 12…

brooklyn brewery

Fourteen craft breweries currently call New York City home, and there are at least five more in the works. The city’s current brew boom isn’t a new phenomenon; it’s a resurgence. Back when NYC was still New Amsterdam and…

There’s a place where Bajan and bubbys’ bakeries thrive side by side, where history lives on in 19th-century mansions and beer caverns, and where one of the city’s most colorful parades kicks off every Labor Day. Home to New…

Pirates Cove, Port Jefferson

Want to escape NYC for an enchanting seaside village, but also want to sleep in your own bed? Good news: It can be done. An idyllic harbor town on Long Island’s north shore, Port Jefferson is yours for the…

Dobbs Ferry

A mere 40-minute commute from Grand Central on Metro North, this quaint town—named for Jeremiah Dobbs, a Swedish fisherman who started the Hudson’s first river ferry in 1698—makes for a sweet, low-key day trip from NYC. Once home to…

Philly art mural

Inside, outside, underground, and 548 feet above ground—opening your eyes is all it takes to find art in Philadelphia. New Yorkers looking for a change of pace, or anyone seeking a thrilling cultural affair, will find plenty to get…

Peekskill bloc party

You want views. Nature. Culture. History. Some good eats and a bit of shopping wouldn’t hurt, either. And you’d rather not travel more than an hour from the city. Some may call your getaway ambitions high maintenance. You call…