Beach Cruiser in Montreal

The prospect of biking in a foreign country is certainly intimidating. A whole host of factors contribute to this: signs can be in different languages, you might not be familiar with what routes to take and the varying cultural rules of the road that are hard to manage even to seasoned locals can be quite […]

When was the last time you marveled at the New York skyline from the seat of a kayak? Rode some waves on horseback or a surf board? Went hiking and didn’t hear a sound from civilization until you were off the mountain? Save the procrastination for your desk job, and make the most of your […]

Whether it’s grabbing a taco on the way back from the beach or picking up some seasonal snacks to sit in the park, summer is one of the best times to be a foodie. This year, we found New Yorkers have a lot to be excited about.

ferry ny

We are lucky to live in a city surrounded by water. But while we frequently travel over it on bridges or under it through tunnels, we rarely travel on it. This summer, mix up your commute or your day off with a refreshing ride on one of New York’s many ferries. Hudson River Ferry Venture […]

Astoria park pool

If you’re looking to cool off this summer, but don’t have the time or the money for a beach retreat, there are plenty of places right here in the city that are just a train or bike ride away. Throw yourself a pool party at one of the 50 outdoor pools our city has to […]

SONO South Norwalk by Shinya Suzuki

An afternoon in South Norwalk is a busy affair. Bordered by the Norwalk River and Norwalk Harbor, SoNo, as the locals fondly call it, is a dreamy destination for mariners and wayfarers alike. South Norwalk, Connecticut is old, and as you walk along the thoroughfare, make a habit of occasionally looking up to enjoy facades dating back to the late 19th century. Last weekend, oM discovered you can see the sharks and the sights in SoNo with a roundtrip budget of $40.

The quiet hamlet of Oyster Bay has much to offer the urban day tripper, especially if that day tripper turns out to be a nature lover. The town itself is perched on the shore of Oyster Bay Cove, which is a protected inlet with some of the purest waters in Long Island Sound. From the […]

Storm King Art Center

When planning a date, the pressure is on to do something fun, creative and original. Dinner and a movie doesn’t cut it these days. Below are some unique New York ideas for shaking up the stuffy institution of dating.   Nearby Go Island Hopping Pack a picnic and head to Governors Island for a romantic […]

There are few more knowledgeable about New York travel than the savvy Dorothy McGivney, founder of four-year-old website and weekly newsletter, Jauntsetter. New York is one of Dorothy’s best kept secrets. Leave it to Dorothy to find the only acceptable place to get a croissant in Penn Station—she has the eye of a traveler while […]