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Block Island sits out in the ocean between Montauk and Rhode Island, edged by soft sand beaches, sharp bluffs, and pebbled coves. Weathered shingle-style homes are tucked around the island and house the year-round population of 1,000. The refreshingly…

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If you’re looking for a clean, accessible beach less than an hour from Manhattan, hop on the LIRR to Long Beach. The five miles of pristine Long Island sand attracts big crowds, so pack your towel and sunscreen and…

Take a stroll along the Tidal Basin in the spring to catch a glimpse of the Jefferson Memorial and the iconic Cherry Blossom trees

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…

Harvest on Hudson

Dine out and drink up to toast the 10th Anniversary of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Over 220 eateries have registered for the budget-friendly culinary event that offers diners the chance to experience the restaurants of the region at a fraction…

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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…

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Epicureans everywhere agree that winter’s most glorious aspects are of the culinary persuasion. In the depths of the seemingly endless cold, festive foods can do wonders to boost your mood. Now is the perfect time to indulge your appetite…

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There are few better places to find yourself on a hot summer day than in a charming outdoor garden with a cold drink in your hand. Add to that some great live music, a slew of cool vendors and…

Niagara Belle

There is more to Niagara than the roaring waterfalls as you’ll discover on board the new cruise Niagara Belle. Beginning this summer, the paddle wheeler offers lunch and dinner departures from Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario and from Lewiston, NY. In addition to experiencing…