As one of the Hudson Valley’s most picturesque Rivertowns, Irvington sits along the waterfront against a backdrop of rolling green hills and colonial and Greek revival architecture.

This summer, there are two new beautiful boutique hotels in Newport (family owned) and Bridgehampton (Tom Collichio) that merit a getaway. Greek gourmands and the taco obsessed have two recently opened spots to try on Long Island and Long Island City. For concert goers unable to satisfy their ears here, there is a free music festival […]

Rooftop Films

Kristen Wiig, Humphrey Bogart, Toto, Robert Redford, Hugo, Rango, they’ll all be there for your viewing pleasure this summer, plus a slew of underground (still al fresco) flicks. Grab some grapes and a cuddle buddy and find a seat at one of these six series of outdoor films in NYC. (And if these movies don’t […]

Painting Lounge

Drinking at a bar is out. Drinking while painting a Picasso or jiving at a swing dance party is in. When it’s five o’clock somewhere, check out these five best BYOB NYC activities, ranging from $10 to $50.

Newport Music Fest

Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall see their share of live artists throughout the year, but summer is all about outdoor music festivals. From waterfront park concert series to camping in the woods with your favorites bands, music festivals are one of the best ways to escape the humdrum of everyday life and […]

tulip festival

Whether you identify with Abraham Lincoln, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother,” or George Carlin, “I remember when I was a kid I used to come home from Sunday School and my mother would get drunk and try to make pancakes,” this is one holiday that should […]

Portland Maine, Biking

The succulent fresh-as-they-come lobster rolls would be a good enough reason to visit. But we recently discovered that Maine’s largest city has much more than seafood and maritime history to offer, like its local wildflower wine, a new supper club, free art museums, and a dreamy, bike-able coastline.

How many times have you looked out at Hoboken and wondered what else the waterfront town has to offer besides spectacular views? The other day we took the PATH over and wound up wandering around brick roads, shopping at old fashioned shops, and missing Ol’ Blue Eyes on a self-guided Sinatra tour. In between, we […]

Boston Harbor Cruise

Boston beckons us this spring with a slew of cultural, historical, and outdoor activities that won’t break the bank. From free beer to cheap bike rentals and sports-themed hotel packages, here are seven reasons to book a budget break in Boston.