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 A train ride north to Saratoga Springs, New York, is like a time machine that transports visitors back more than 100 years. That’s when Saratoga was just getting its footing. Much of the city’s history still stands today in…

Awaken your earthly senses in Newport, a picture-perfect Rhode Island town with an abundance of active outdoor options. Hiking, biking, sailing and surfing are just a few of the choices for plein-air enthusiasts. A prominent seaport since colonial times,…

Aerial lovers performing daring feats

New York is a hotbed of performance art. For a truly out-of-the-box experience, nothing surpasses the immersive Sublime Boudoir. It’s an unconventional evening of burlesque, cabaret, aerial acts and circus served up in an over-the-top Victorian setting with a…

Yale Law School Exit

It’s no surprise that America’s first planned city is home to number of architectural masterpieces. From neo-Gothic Harkness Tower to modernist Beineke Library, New Haven plays host to an eclectic assortment of architectural styles, as well as a formidable…

Syracuse is a mere hop, skip and a jump from Manhattan. A foodie paradise with plenty of snowy sports and a downtown filled with rich history, this cousin to the Big Apple is now being called the official home…

Lyndhurst snow drops by Christopher Radko

 Just a stone’s throw from midtown Manhattan, Tarrytown is a low-stress escape from the city. It is accessible via Metro-North and all of its dining, shopping, and entertainment options are easy to walk to, making it perfect for car-less…

Post election blues have you considering a move to Canada? Capital city Ottawa has it all: top-notch museums, a heavyweight cultural scene, mouth-watering dining and outdoor options galore. Don’t dismiss a winter visit. Residents embrace the frigid weather and…

Halloween | Photo: Christian Holmé

It’s that time of year when the weather turns cool, the leaves fall off the trees and creepy polyester spider webs start popping up in your favorite coffee shops. From costume parties to macabre theater, New York City is…