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In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put…

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…

Bungalow Hotel

Coastal Long Branch, with its boardwalk, beach and breeze, is just over 50 miles south of NYC. Once a favored vacation retreat for theatrical performers and seven U.S. Presidents, today it draws a diverse crowd enjoying the laid-back seaside…

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…

Wolffer Kitchen

Sag Harbor is different from the rest of Long Island’s East End. This former whaling village and deep-water harbor cherishes its maritime roots and keeps things low key and down-to-earth, relatively speaking. Its inviting Main Street is packed with…

Cherry Blossoms and Jefferson Memorial

Get into the swing of spring at these top festive celebrations of the season. Spend an evening sampling Park Slope’s best nibbles, see the cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital or hop on train to Philly for a nonstop…

If you haven’t considered Montreal’s winter getaway potential, our frosty Francophone neighbor to the north offers irresistible cuisine, lively nightlife and Gallic flair. If you’re still not enticed, Amtrak is sweetening the deal with a $90 round-trip weekend fare…

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.