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Long Lake NY View

Whether you’re looking for a fall foliage vacation highlighting history or the great outdoors, the Adirondacks offers both. This classic getaway location is also a few weeks ahead of the fall foliage down “south” in New York City, so grab your sweater and pumpkin spiced latte and head North for fall. Paddle Through a Gorge […]

Ottawa Canada

This year’s politics have you considering a move to Canada? Capital city Ottawa has it all: top-notch museums, a heavyweight cultural scene, mouth-watering dining and outdoor options galore. Don’t dismiss a winter visit. Residents embrace the frigid weather and downright celebrate it during their fabulous February festival, Winterlude. Bilingual Ottawa is just over the border […]

air balloon ride in fall

When green turns to gold, mixed with humbling hues of red, orange and yellow, that’s your cue. Whether for a day or weekend, celebrate our most spectacular season by land, air, and sea with these seven adventurous fall foliage trips near NYC—including ziplining, yoga retreating, whitewater rafting, and a champagne-fueled air balloon ride. Deerfield Valley […]

rating the kennebec river

Looking for an adventurous way to unplug, destress and reconnect with nature? Whitewater rafting is the ultimate elixir. When you’ve had it up to here with crater-size potholes that make pedaling a Citi Bike feel like a ride on the Cyclone, consider a natural ride on the rapids. Northern Outdoors is a rustic retreat located […]

The Catskills

The blur of beach days, park movies, and boozy al fresco brunches fondly known as summer is a wonderful thing—if unremarkable compared to all the summers before it. You try to do something different, but always seem to end up enjoying the heat like everybody else. This July, you have a chance to go where […]

Richmon, VA

You might think Richmond, Virginia is a destination exclusively for history buffs. While it is steeped in the chronicles of yesteryear, this city is no one-trick pony. Stroll down Monument Avenue lined with residential architecture so grand, it suggests a lifestyle that would suit Scarlett O’Hara.  But look in another direction and you’ll see traditionalists […]


The secret appeal of the Catskills for outdoor-loving, retreat-craving travelers is its location. Not only is it easy to get to by bus, but once you arrive, you never have to leave. Whether your home base is a campy chic hideaway or a hip new hotel in the heart of town, here are two perfect […]