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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 […]

As this summer’s floating reporter, I’m excited to continue exploring the waterways in and around New York City. If you’ve already tried paddling in the Bronx or exploring Brooklyn by boat, now’s the time to hop in a canoe or kayak and embrace the fact that Manhattan is indeed an island. Take advantage of the […]

Long Island’s East End has a sustainable soul. Generations before it became a summer hotbed for city folk, the region was populated with farmers and fishermen who made their living off the land and sea. Today, many locals are passionate about maintaining the area’s agricultural roots. Here are seven ways to support their efforts to […]

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As the temperature soars and the humidity rises, residents of the five boroughs sweat it out in a citywide sauna. When you’ve had it up to here with the heat, say bye-bye Big Apple, hello New England seaside getaway. Consider a weekend retreat to coastal Rhode Island, where the Atlantic breeze is as refreshing as […]

If you think Long Island is just a place where wealthy people spend their summers, we’ve got news for you. Long Island is full of world-class options for entertainment and dining year-round. It is also an ideal destination for people seeking outdoor activities. It is not a question of finding something to do on Long Island, it’s about spending […]

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Harriman State Park is arguably New York City’s backyard being just an hour away and offering over 47,527 acres of state land to explore by foot, boat or bike. Until recently, overnight stays at Harriman were limited to open air lean-tos or backpacking to a backcountry campsite. That changed in 2016 when the Appalachian Mountain […]

Hudson River

As a New Yorker of 8 years I’ve noticed that the longer folks stay in the city, the more they try to leave whenever possible. Whether it’s for mental health reasons, a curiosity to explore beyond the Big Apple, or the occasional upstate farm wedding, weekend excursions upstate seem to eventually become a priority for […]

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 […]

Summer’s sultry breezes and languid evenings leave little excuse to not get out and enjoy all the romantic nooks, top-notch dining spots, bougie bars and all-around awesome outdoor activities that New York City has to offer. We’ve asked six of New York City’s best travel writers to let us in on their favorite summer date […]