Richmond has many layers, from steep ties to American history to a buzzing culinary scene. These days, Virginia’s capital city is a creative hub waiting to be explored. Urban mural projects burst with color throughout neighborhood streets while over 20 traditional art institutes and galleries can be found around town. Museums showcase not just art but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kadampa Meditation Center NY - Temple & Grounds

I had broken up with my boyfriend and lost my job within a two week span, so when I realized I had a meditation retreat rapidly approaching, I was more than a little concerned about being alone in nature with my thoughts. But as our train whisked us past the factories and grit of the […]

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 […]

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

Each year, as winter slowly loosens its grip, flower-happy urbanites make their way to the Bronx to witness an explosion of floral artistry. It’s time for the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, a utopia of fragrance and color. This year’s event features installations by acclaimed Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost, so […]

FDR NYC Four Freedoms LIK 2543

Many U.S. Presidents continue to leave their mark on the Big Apple in one way or another. On this President’s Day, follow in their footsteps by visiting still standing buildings and visual reminders commemorating their historic links.  You can even don your period attire and head to Washington’s Birthday Ball. Walk your normal commuter route […]

Winter Scenery in NYC herb

It’s February, that time of year when it seems like spring’s first blossom may never arrive. Yes, you’re tired of putting on cumbersome foul weather gear to navigate slushy streets. It’s been a long and frigid season and it’s not over yet. What’s a New Yorker to do? Take our advice, look winter straight in the […]

Woodstock NY Rock Hotel Rick & Levon

  Best known for the famous 1969 counterculture music festival of the same name — an event that actually took place 50 miles away in a town called Bethel — Woodstock, New York is an easy getaway from NYC. With its unique culture, mountaintop Buddhist monastery, great food, and general relaxed vibe, the hippie town […]