Cleveland, Ohio: Home to baseball’s Indians and football’s Browns, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more recently, home to urban farms, a burgeoning bike culture, microbreweries and restaurant menus full of locally-sourced foods. Cleveland, the city that solidified its place in movie history as the filming location of holiday cult classic, A Christmas Story, is an idyllic destination for eco-minded, car-free travelers. And with more than $2 million
So you think Wrangler jeans and 10-gallon hats can never look trendy? In Calgary, the locals make cowboy threads look effortlessly chic, as if they stepped off the page of a Ralph Lauren ad. The city’s traditional, western-infused spirit goes surprisingly well with the contemporary vibe that exists here, where the median age of its one million-plus residents is under 35. If you’re interested in the arts, indigenous history, local ingredient-based dining,
With its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and laid-back locals, Naples, Florida, is a different kind of coastal town in the Sunshine State. Sitting along the Gulf of Mexico on the eastern tip of the peninsula, Naples is far from the wild streets of Miami and Spring Breaking crowds of Panama City and Daytona. The city has a reputation for being an upscale retirement community, but families and younger
Whether we’re working in San Francisco or New York, at offMetro.com, we often find ourselves dreaming of sun, sand, and bath-temperature seas. We recently flew (yes flew, but we offset our carbon footprint; $23 to ameliorate the 4,000 lbs of CO2 emitted) to the Hawaiian island of Maui, where we discovered a dynamic range of comforts, eco-friendly eats, activities, and accommodations that can be enjoyed amidst the breathtaking beauty of the
Thailand’s “City of Angels” packs over nine million residents into 600 square miles. Side saddling high schoolers and entire families moped through the streets, weaving past taxis, trucks and tuk-tuks. It’s a chaotic town, yet somewhere between the traffic, mega-malls and sleepless street vendors, Bangkok can offer serenity, a vibrant arts scene, and flashes of an eco-conscious culture. From where to eat, cook, sleep, shop, bike for free, and be
With summer still months away, the New York winter can feel like an endless barrage of snowy, wet, windy weather. The antidote? A truly car-free romantic, tropical getaway to beat those cold winter blues. Bermuda’s year-round mild climate, miles of secluded coves, pink sandy beaches, and close proximity to New York, make it a perfect long-weekend retreat. So it was a pleasure to discover Bermuda’s naturally green-leaning laws and lifestyle.
Beautiful beach towns are a dime a dozen in Florida. In Sarasota, you will find a coastal haven coupled with an artist’s soul. You can spend the morning seaside, basking in the sunshine, before you ditch the bikini and view a world-class collection of paintings by the Old Masters. When the sun goes down, continue your cultural refresher course as you choose between a night at the opera, ballet, symphony