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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 […]

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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 […]

Camden Maine

Couples searching for a picture-perfect coastal New England town — lighthouses, fresh lobster, picturesque harbors, and rocky shorelines  — will find everything that they are looking for in Camden. Boats and schooners bob up and down in the harbor, waiting to take visitors out for a cruise on the Penobscot Bay, or to collect fresh […]

As summer approaches, New Yorkers are turning their sights North towards the Catskills. No longer just a vacation spot for comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Mel Brooks, this easy to get to destination remains a popular weekend getaway. Each year, local businesses team up to show off the best of the Catskills by curating the Catskills […]

Sailing on the Hudson

The sun is finally shining and all of us are feeling the itch to re-commune with nature now that it’s finally opening it’s warm arms to us. Sunbathers cover the lawns in Central Park and bike lanes seem to be overflowing with riders both young and old. While it’s easy to get out of the […]

Looking for an easy overnight getaway? Long Island’s North Fork is just a two-hour Jitney ride away. You’ll be transported to a coastal landscape of farm and vine, where food is made with homegrown ingredients and wine is produced at local vineyards. In the seaside town of Southold, epicurean’s flock to the North Fork Table […]

If you’re looking for a clean, accessible beach less than an hour from Manhattan, hop on the LIRR to Long Beach. The five miles of pristine Long Island sand attracts big crowds, so pack your towel and sunscreen and join the party. Get Outdoors If you want to learn to surf, Long Beach should top […]

It was 4am and a pair of headlights beamed down my Brooklyn block. Freestone Expedition’s co-founders, Owen and Greg, sprang from either side of a parked SUV like it was a jack-in-the-box. After we exchanged greetings – theirs caffeinated and warm; mine mumbled and subdued – they directed me to scrunch my backpack (so empty […]