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Woodstock (Winter)

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Woodstock, Vermont one of New England’s prettiest towns. Nestled in the Green Mountains, Woodstock’s covered bridges, storybook town green, church steeples and rolling river present a dreamy panorama steeped in yesteryear charm….

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…

Post election blues have you considering a move to Canada? Capital city Ottawa has it all: top-notch museums, a heavyweight cultural scene, mouth-watering dining and outdoor options galore. Don’t dismiss a winter visit. Residents embrace the frigid weather and…

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.

Regardless of your views about our President, our nation’s capital will continue to be a terrific car-free weekend getaway. Here’s our list of what’s brand new for this season.

Tucked into the southwest edge of Brooklyn, Red Hook is a rare gift of a neighborhood. At once quaint and hip, it has largely kept the borough’s gentrifying wave at bay, holding onto the rough-and-tumble roots that make it…

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…