New York City offers endless family activities. Whether flying on a trapeze, being stimulated by interactive exhibits at a children’s museum or playing pinball, NYC is paradise for kids. With so many indoor activities, there is plenty to do on a rainy afternoon too. There are many good options in and around town but we’ve narrowed […]

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 […]

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Washington, D.C. is rich in history, but there’s nothing stale about it. This city takes pride in examining the past through a lens that is relevant. A youthful population keeps it all fresh. During your next visit, take the time to explore both venerable and new attractions that dive into our nation’s past and you […]

Larchmont is a suburb located in Southern Westchester County. It is just a quick jaunt from the city, but it’s not a typical suburb and is worthy of a day trip from NYC. Why? It’s on the Long Island Sound, so water aligns the town. Larchmont used to be considered a beach getaway, much like […]

Steel mill Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Unless you’re into blacksmithing, Moravian history, or went to Lehigh University, chances are Bethlehem, PA has not made it onto your bucket list… yet. Turns out, it’s ridiculously close to the city – just a 2-hour bus ride away – and its rich history is surprisingly relevant to our present-day city life. Much of our […]

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Travelers, curious by nature, are great people to buy books for. Depending on the kind of traveling they enjoy, just about any kind of tome can be handy for information, inspiration, or just plain entertain. Below is a list of some great options for gifts or to keep yourself entertained.   GRAPHIC MEMOIR The Best […]

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Trips with kids can be a delight or a terror, and likely both. With screens such an easy way out of the sturm und drang, it is nearly impossible to resist them. But, remember books? Glorious, informational picture books, full of facts, illustrations and tales that can be fun for everyone in the family. With […]

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Summer is the perfect time to relax with a good book. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or riding the subway, here’s our list of the best books to read this summer.    Woman No. 17   Writer Edan Lepucki burst onto the scene with her first novel, California, when Stephen Colbert trumpeted the title […]