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St. Patrick's Day Friends

In New York City, St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with parades and pubs. Yet there’s far more than having a drop of drink (ok, well maybe later). Many Irish immigrants have made their homes throughout its five boroughs and surrounding counties, arriving here even before America became a country. Then, due to famine and political […]

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 […]

Delicious Gourmet Meal Prix Fixe

This February, whether you’re celebrating a relationship with a friend or lover (or someone on the side; we’re not judging), the clock is ticking and it’s time to make your reservations. Here are five Valentine’s Day prix fixes off Manhattan worth tasting.

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 […]

Sugarbush by Sarah Knapp

With the more popular towns of Stowe and Burlington located just a stone’s throw away, many travelers heading to Vermont cruise right past the Mad River Valley without a second look. Vermont natives, however, know the secret; the Valley has just as much to offer as those other destinations – without the crowds. Whether you […]

Red Frog Resort, Panama

For travelers looking to score a holiday bargain, Cyber Monday is becoming a post-Thanksgiving tradition that rivals turkey and football. Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with cost-conscious travel deals flooding the Internet. Many deals are announced at the eleventh hour, so keep your eyes open for last minute specials. Here are some […]

Ice Skating NYC by Sarah-Richter

In winter, there’s nothing more magical than going ice-skating. There’s just something about putting on your skates and taking a spin around the rink. Fortunately, the New York metropolitan area has its share of great rinks. Sharpen those blades and get ready to glide. 1. LeFrak Center at Lakeside | Prospect Park, Brooklyn | 718-462-0010  […]

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Fall Foliage

  Brooklyn, our city’s hippest borough, is loaded with fun festivals happening this fall. The events are easily accessible by subway or bus, so grab your MetroCard. Many of these festivals are excellent for families, so bring the kids. Don’t forget a bit of cash to spend on food and drinks, or to buy a pumpkin, […]

Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for […]