Catskill, NY

Alexandra Dewez, owner of the newly opened Harvey House in Catskill, understands that being a writer in a big distracting city can be just one more excuse for writer’s block. So she designed one of her guestrooms specifically to suit wordsmiths, and dubbed it the Writers Suite. The room’s most noteworthy feature is a cozy, sun-filled writing […]

Jones Winery Connecticut

Local wine regions like the Finger Lakes and Long Island have attracted wine aficionados for years now, but New York isn’t the only state in the northeast that produces award-winning wines. Connecticut has more than 25 wineries spread across the state, creating varietals like cabernet franc, pinot gris and Seyval Blanc. With the New England […]

Kayaking portsmouth

“Live Free or Die” is the Granite State’s official motto and when it comes to outdoor activities, New Hampshire natives maintain the same go-big-or-go-home attitude their state slogan implies. With forests covering eighty percent of the state’s land and no fewer than ninety-two state parks and trails, New Hampshire has made a strong commitment to […]

Quebec City

If you’re considering a trip to Quebec, plan your getaway around the New France Festival, a five-day fete celebrating the city’s French colonial heritage. Here are ten reasons to make your way to Canada this August 7-11 for the wonderfully wild festivities.

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Old Saybrook, one of the oldest towns on the Connecticut coast, has lured visitors over the years with its proximity to public beaches and conveniently located boat and yacht marinas, positioned where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound. Not surprisingly, summer is the town’s busiest season. But warm weather pleasures aside, there’s plenty […]

As the least desirable season settles in for the long haul, we stopped to talk with several New Yorkers who embrace the cold with these favorite winter pastimes. Cindy: “At the moment, my favorite winter activity is playing arcade games. There’s a new bar on Essex Street in the Lower East Side called Two-Bit’s Retro […]

Harvest on Hudson

There have been many destinations that have compelled us to board a train or bus to the Hudson Valley over the years, Breakneck Ridge, Bannerman Castle, the Rockefeller Estate, Stone Barns, Dia: Beacon, Shakespeare at Boscobel, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Storm King Art Center, but knowing each car-free adventure will lead to a delicious locally-sourced […]

Powerhouse Arena

Brooklyn certainly has its fair share of prominent writers who call the borough home. Pulitzer prize winners Jennifer Egan and Jhumpa Lahiri, literary power couple Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss, Paul Auster, Rick Moody and Jonathan Ames are just a few of the accomplished wordsmiths that reside in one of Brooklyn’s westerly brownstone-filled neighborhoods. […]