air balloon ride in fall

When green turns to gold, mixed with humbling hues of red, orange and yellow, that’s your cue. Whether for a day or weekend, celebrate our most spectacular season by land, air, and sea with these seven adventurous fall foliage trips near NYC—including ziplining, yoga retreating, whitewater rafting, and a champagne-fueled air balloon ride. Deerfield Valley […]

From Long Island to Westchester County, these five spa vacations in New York will bring you an invigorating day or weekend of pampering within the great Empire State. Catch the Metro-North or LIRR for your ticket to some eco-friendly rest and relaxation.


Hopping on a Metro-North train from Grand Central, I’m heading up to the new Canaan Farmer’s Market (Saturday’s May – December) to meet entrepreneur Donny Raus and try his Cold Roman coffee.  After a little over an hour on the train (and a switch in Stamford), I hop off to walk a half mile into […]

The Pitcher Inn

These seven all-inclusive Thanksgiving getaways cover the cooking, cleaning, calorie-burning activities and afternoon tea, making stressful holidays a thing of the past—at least until next month.

While the five flights of stairs to reach your apartment may get your heart rate up, the view is a little less than scenic. The Palisades Interstate Park on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge is a spectacular place to stay active year round, with 25 miles of trails for the experienced […]

Ger-Nis Culinary Center

When you live in New York City and have five boroughs of knowledge and adventure at your fingertips, picking up a new skill—be it learning to create a documentary, blow glass, or raise chickens—can all be in a day’s work. Check out these six classes for an offbeat and affordable education, courtesy of some of […]

After a day of traveling, checking in to your accommodations and getting situated, the first question is: “Where to eat?” Indulging in fare that is unique to a new destination is one of the most delicious parts of any vacation’s itinerary. This fall, reward hard work and a commitment to keeping your carbon footprint light […]

food from the farm

We are inspired by how involved our readers are in furthering the sustainable food movement in the NYC community–signing up for CSA shares and growing your own veggies—and figured you’d want to keep supporting eco-gastronomy while you’re out of town. On your next getaway to the Hudson Valley, Princeton, or perhaps northern New England, consider […]

Pies and pastries, jellies and jams, cider and crisps, is there any dish that a juicy apple can’t improve upon? While the old adage about an apple a day may not be entirely true, the transforming powers of the ripe red, green or golden fruit are undeniable. The season for apple picking is soon upon […]