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New Haven, just over 90 minutes from NYC via Metro-North, is gifted with a vibrant food scene. Though the area is best known for its pizza parlors, New Haven is also home to culinary pioneers like the Northeast’s first sustainable sushi…

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Though Brooklyn is more traditionally associated with NYC’s brewery scene, Queens continues to prove that there’s plenty of room for brewers in the outer boroughs. Long Island City, only one stop on the 7 train from Grand Central, has…

Fall hike in Palisades Park

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New…

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Cape May is an all-American seaside resort bursting with yesteryear charm. Its visual splendor includes an architectural tiara of Victorian gingerbread homes in candy-colors. Throw in an adorable trolley, old-fashioned candy stores selling saltwater taffy and the magnificent Atlantic…

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Nestled in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley offers a mix of unspoiled agricultural landscapes, artsy villages and culturally charged small cities. In the center of the valley sits Hampshire County’s compact Northampton, just the right…

Acadia Dana Moos

Acadia National Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, fall is a stunning time to enjoy its bold color palate. Responsible tourism initiatives abound. With over two million visitors annually, innovative steps to preserve its rural…

Fire Island Biking

One of the most obvious car-free getaways from New York City is the one that doesn’t even allow cars: Fire Island National Seashore. This 31-mile long barrier island stretches along the southern coast of Long Island, offering easy access…

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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…