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Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out,…

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…

For travelers looking to score a holiday bargain, Cyber Monday is becoming a post-Thanksgiving tradition that rivals turkey and football. Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with cost-conscious travel deals flooding the Internet. Many deals are announced…

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a holiday, right? So what’s with all the time spent in the kitchen?  For those of you who would rather sleep in and have the feast prepared for you, here are five restaurants for Thanksgiving…

Growing up in California—far from Plymouth Rock—I donned my paper Pilgrim hat and learned about the first Thanksgiving. This fall, I decided to get in the spirit with a visit to Plymouth, the place where it all began.

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…

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…