Kadampa Meditation Center NY - Temple & Grounds

I had broken up with my boyfriend and lost my job within a two week span, so when I realized I had a meditation retreat rapidly approaching, I was more than a little concerned about being alone in nature with my thoughts. But as our train whisked us past the factories and grit of the […]

Delaware River bike ride

  I’m a seasoned traveler and no stranger to adventure. Still, alarm bells went off when I was asked to participate in a fitness retreat on assignment. “Are we gonna eat, though?” I wondered, as I believe food is essential to travel. “Am I going to embarrass myself?” I cringed, rereading the itinerary with a […]

Brooklyn Street Art

Visiting friends never really get it. Unless you’re set up in some kinda way, it’s practically impossible to have travelers crash with you in your New York City apartment during their tour of the city. You’re in Brooklyn—you love your friends a lot, but not enough to commute to their midtown hotel to take them […]

Atlantic City may seem like an ironic destination to rid you of your post-election blues—given that it’s certainly haunted by the spirit of the president-elect. But it’s time to face your demons and aggressively party like there’s no 2017. Just a couple hours from New York City and you’ll have all the ingredients for a […]

Kaaterskill Falls

Some destinations feel purely like vacation spots, others feel instinctively like home. The Catskills are a place you can settle into and stay awhile. Pick a couple of towns and really get to know their main streets. Even though you may only have a weekend, make the most of it by lingering over pancakes and coffee talk with […]

As a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Montauk has undergone swift changes in the past few years, but maintains an air of edge and the bohemian spirit that made it so appealing in the first place.

Interlaken Inn

The Interlaken Inn is located in Lakeville, Connecticut on the sweet spot between Lake Wononscopomuc and Lake Wononpakook. The middle of nowhere vibes combined with a scattering of cute little nearby towns makes it a very welcoming destination for refugees from the city.

Ordinary

New Haven is totally adorkable: a high instance of insanely devoted eateries, so many institutions of art, religion and history, and disarmingly friendly locals. There’s a surprisingly small town vibe here that we really like. Plus, we heard you can get smarter just breathing the same air as those bright young things at Yale, so […]

Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania

When you’re looking to slow things down (let’s say by ambling through a secret “pleasure garden,” dining on delicious dishes at the farm table, or unwinding in a grand historic hotel), head for these tiny oh-so-pretty towns just a quick trip away from the train station in Philly.