Rosendale NY

You may have heard of the town of Rosendale when, back in 2010, the New York Times ran a piece calling the town a place with a “Brooklyn feel”. While there is undoubtedly a plethora of creativity, artisanal food, and delicious coffee, Rosendale maintains it’s artsy small town vibe and distinctly Hudson Valley charm far […]

Brooklyn Cider House

New Paltz offers a mixture of hippy boutiques, historic sites and classic Hudson Valley nature. The area is well known to New Yorkers as the home of the Mohonk Mountain House but you don’t need to spend $600 per night to enjoy the local beauty and history. A $22 bus ticket will whisk you from […]

Earth Day NYC

It’s officially Earth Month and we’re excited for the upcoming events surrounding sustainability that comes with it. The pinnacle of all Earth Month events is, of course, Earth Day NYC which, will take over Union Square on April 15th. Billed as the “most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country”, the event promises to be both […]

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This post was made possible by TravelWits.com. Head over to brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for oM, type of transit (bus and train options abound.) Check out their getaways page for up-to-date deals!  Washington D.C. Cheapest Way from New York City to Washington D.C.: Bolt Bus While we all know there […]

The Putnam County Wine & Food Festival is back for its 7th annual run at the Iron & Wine Restaurant and Westview Golf Driving Range in Patterson, NY. Spanning two days from Saturday August 12th to Sunday August 13th, the event offers music, brews, local farmers, and art all with the beautiful backdrop of the Hudson […]

One of the most obvious car-free getaways from New York City is the one that doesn’t even allow cars: Fire Island National Seashore. This 31-mile long barrier island stretches along the southern coast of Long Island, offering easy access from multiple LIRR stations. Once you arrive on the island you’ll understand why this has long […]

Providence Arts Festival

Escaping NYC for a weekend isn’t always easy but here at oM our motto has always been “if you can’t make the weekends longer, strive to make them better.” That’s why we’re excited to be working with new booking platform TravelWits this summer to create great itineraries for weekend getaways according to any budget. transit time and […]

Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for […]

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New York has had a long love affair with bicycles and subsequently bike lanes, starting in the 19th century with the city’s first bike lane (Ocean Parkway, 1894) and early bike map by the New York Times. Traveling through New York City by bike has continued to play a key role in the makeup of our […]