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Whether you’re a history nerd or not, Floyd Bennett Field is an alluring retreat. Situated off southeast Brooklyn in Jamaica Bay, its deserted runways and overgrown Art Deco hangars tell a story of a time before there was a LaGuardia or JFK airport, when this…

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Roosevelt Island is a two-mile long sliver of land between Manhattan and Queens. This East River isle is a self-contained community that over 12,000 people call home. The vibe is metro-retro in all the right ways. Though urban, there…

Biking Houston

As diverse as NYC’s bike network is, the world is full of fabulous places to spin your wheels. Meet three cities that are home to unexpectedly awesome urban trails.

Valley Forge

America’s National Park Service turns 100 this year and there’s no better way to celebrate this milestone than by visiting one of its parks. No need to travel far to discover these gems of stewardship and conservation. Several of…

Newport, RI

Newport, Rhode Island is justifiably proud of its storied inheritance. The original colony was founded on principles of religious tolerance, so an embracing ethic and open-minded spirit are defining characteristics. In the 19th century, wealthy industrial families with names like Vanderbilt…

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If you’re intrigued by eco-conscious travel, meet Hilton Head, a barrier island with a deep green soul. Initial development emphasized environmental awareness over making a buck, so slow-paced growth trumped rapid expansion. Visitors reap the benefits of this preservationist…

Virginia winery

We’ve criss-crossed the East Coast in search of inviting and invigorating places to explore in the New Year. The following destinations are of special interest to those who place a premium on affordable luxury, sustainability and car-free travel options.

Sonesta Philly

Just designated the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is savoring its moment in the spotlight. None other than the Pope dropped by this past September and the Democratic National Convention is arriving this summer, further solidifying the “it” factor….

Fort Pickering Lighthouse

If you know anything about Salem, chances are it’s the infamous witch trials of 1692 that resulted in the death of 20 innocent people. While 21st century Salem is a love fest for fans of the occult (think tarot card…