offMetro 2018: A Year in Review

Amtrak Train Flickr CC John Mueller

As the year comes to a close we want to celebrate all of you – our wonderful readers – along with the tremendous writers of offMetro. This year, we had the pleasure of sharing a variety of itineraries, stories and guides. None of this would have happened without our team of writers who scouted the best destinations, the unique experiences and the off the beaten path lodging options.  If you haven’t yet discovered the comedy of Jamestown or the best of vegan dining in the boroughs, use this guide to start planning your weekends in 2019. 

From the Adirondacks to Philadelphia, with a stop in Brooklyn on the way, here are our top articles for each oM writer of 2018. 

From Allison Tibaldi:

Elk Lake Lodge: An Adirondack Paradise To Call Your Own

Things to Do in New Paltz, New York

From Josh Laskin:

Best East Coast Ski Towns for a Weekend Adventure

From Holly Fink:

Visiting Jamestown, New York: A Comedic Weekend Away

From Darren Paltrowitz:

Drink Like A Local On Long Island

From Lavanya Sunkara:

The Best Vegan Restaurants In New York City and Beyond

From Lindsay Maher:

The Best Brunch in Brooklyn

From Michele Herrmann:

The Best Things to Do in Buffalo, New York

From Team Foodie (Andrew Hoffman & Yijia Gu):

The Best Restaurants in Philadelphia

From Carly Pfifer:

Kadampa Meditation Retreat: Soul-Searching in the Hudson Valley

From Regina Baker:

Hop City: Craftily Drink Your Way Through Cooperstown, NY

From Angelica Olstad:

Easily Explore History, Culture and Nature on the Hudson River with This New App

From Rachel Bogin:

Hitting the Trails with Your Newest Adventurer: 3 Easy Hikes with Baby

From Meghan Berry:

Floating Reporter: Paddling in Brooklyn

From Bethany Kandel:

A Revolutionary Visit to Philadelphia

Header photo: Flickr CC John Mueller