About Us

offMetro is a travel resource for city dwellers who want to get out of town–car-optional. oM reports on the best day trips and weekend getaways that are easily accessible via alternative modes of transportation, be it by bike, bus, subway, or boat. If you can’t make the weekends longer, strive to make them better.

If you have questions or would like to share local getaway ideas, please contact us at contact@offmetro.com.

Our Team

Contact us if you’d like to contribute!


Sarah Knapp | Publisher / Owner
Sarah Knapp is a Brooklyn based entrepreneur whose love for the outdoors and community building led her to the October 2013 creation of OutdoorFest. She has a BA in History, is a Wilderness First Responder and a NY state hiking, camp and boating guide. Her proudest achievement to date is reading the Aeneid in Latin. Follow Sarah @srhknpp @outdoorfest @MappyHour.


Allison Tibaldi | Senior Editor, New York
Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.


Josh Laskin

Josh Laskin | General Manager

Josh Laskin is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. When he is not at work or on the road, you can find him in the mountains snowboarding, climbing, hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, and eating bagel bites.


Lauren Matison | Co-Founder / Editor-at-Large
In 2007, Lauren and her husband Vincent launched offMetro.com with the idea that if you can’t make the weekends longer, you must strive to make them better—with a light carbon footprint. Lauren also explores the world for Travel + Leisure, Men’s Journal, Thrillist and Lonely Planet. Follow Lauren @LaurenMati.


Vincent Crossley

Vincent Crossley | Co-Founder / Technology Advisor
Vincent is an avid photographer and loves discovering new places to bike and surf. Vince was born in Paris, lived in London, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, and now resides in the heart of Manhattan, taking every chance he gets to explore off the island. He is also co-founder of TheTake, a new app that lets you buy things you see in movies.


Annie McBride | Managing Editor, California
Annie is a travel writer, environmentalist, and surfer based in Venice, CA. She heads up our West Coast team, keeps our grammatical errors in check, and makes sure our California writers always have a plan for their next adventure. Follow Annie’s travels @annelisemcb.


Carly Pifer | Senior Writer
Carly Pifer is a freelance writer who has been known to follow whims inspired by romantic movie scenes or colorful street style shots to India, Japan, Tunisia and Argentina. After stints living in Seoul, Boston, Paris and Los Angeles, writing and searching for something intangible, she landed somewhat steadily in Brooklyn and has begun to find inspiration in her more immediate surroundings. Please visit her website to read her travel diaries and other writing on the web www.carlypifer.com.