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Skiing

Imagine hitting the slopes within two hours of leaving New York City. It’s easier than you think. Just hop a bus to Mountain Creek, located 47 miles outside of NYC in Vernon, NJ. It’s so close to home you can enjoy a day of skiing or riding and be home by dinner.   Get Outdoors […]

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New York City, fall is best enjoyed outside city limits, whether hiking, apple picking, or biking through […]

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 […]

Kaaterskill Falls

Some destinations feel purely like vacation spots, others feel instinctively like home. The Catskills are a place you can settle into and stay awhile. Pick a couple of towns and really get to know their main streets. Even though you may only have a weekend, make the most of it by lingering over pancakes and coffee talk with […]

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach’s 23 miles of Atlantic surf, sand and sunshine have made it a popular getaway for generations. While this all-American beach town is a favorite with those who like to party under the palms, it also appeals to a diverse group of vacationers. Surfers, cyclists and families flock to Daytona with good reason. It’s […]

If you’re intrigued by eco-conscious travel, meet Hilton Head, a barrier island with a deep green soul. Initial development emphasized environmental awareness over making a buck, so slow-paced growth trumped rapid expansion. Visitors reap the benefits of this preservationist policy with a pristine coastal landscape and wide-open recreational opportunities under a canopy of majestic oaks […]

Ziplining at Hunter Mountain

Enjoy an easy getaway to one of these five outdoor adventures in New York, be it climbing above the clouds, zipping over the treetops, rolling on rapids, or biking along the sea.

Amelies French Bakery

“Charlotte is whatever you want it to be,” slurred a jovial, former New Yorker I met at The Thirsty Beaver my first night in town. Throughout my weekend I continued to collect equally vague albeit surprisingly accurate mantras. Another was, “No one who lives here is from here.” Charlotte is very much a town of collected […]