Providence Winter Skyline

By Allison Tibaldi and Josh Laskin With 2019 finally here, many of us are thinking about our travel plans for the upcoming year. And with places like Singapore, Iceland and Peru getting so much attention as of late, it’s easy to overlook what’s going on right here in our backyard. From downtown farmer’s markets to […]

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 […]

The Future Will Be Different Unsplash

A few weeks ago, we asked all of our newsletter subscribers to nominate their favorite local non-profits so we could share these recommendations. We were so happy to see the flood of responses and the thoughtful comments. Below we’ve compiled a list of the top local organizations that our readers recommend you support this Giving […]

Snowshoe Prospect Natasha Shapiro

Each year, the whims of winter force New York City to slow down and take a breath of crisp, cold air. In our parks, the lack of vehicles and footsteps allows the snow to linger longer, converting these green spaces into postcard landscapes of white and outdoor recreation meccas. On a snowy day in Prospect […]

Last year, oM writer Carly Pfifer explored Bucks County Pennsylvania on a fitness retreat with Ketanga. As Carly notes “With names like “Pilates and Pinot” anyone can handle a Ketanga Fitness Retreat.” Now it’s your turn to join them on a fitness retreat – this time to Central America! oM is teaming up with Ketanga […]

Band at beach

Whether you’re looking for music by the beach or local brews with a side of fall foliage, these five New Jersey fall festivals serve up easy day trips from New York City. Sea.Hear.Now Music Festival When: September 29-30, 2018 Where: Asbury Park, New Jersey Head to the beach for a weekend of music on the […]

Apple Festival Photo

The combination of beer, apples and foliage make fall the best time to spend a weekend at a festival. Today we offer the second edition of our guide to fall festivals – this one focusing on our home state of New York. Hop on a bus or train for one of these five New York […]

mystic whaler

Say goodbye to summer in style when you head to nearby Connecticut for one these six seasonal festivals. Eat fresh seafood, drink local spirits, listen to live music and enjoy the pretty scenery before you catch the train home. It’s an easy way celebrate the end of the summer and the start of fall. Mystic […]

Canoe

The Catskills have been a go-to for New Yorkers since the 1800’s and continue to be a place for local getaways and outdoor adventure. While there are a few regularly scheduled buses to places like Kingston, it’s notoriously challenging to get to this nearby haven without a car. That’s why we’re excited to share that […]