With Portland rising in popularity due to its food and beer scene, travelers are heading north from New York and Boston to explore what Maine has to offer. But a tour of the state shouldn’t end “downeast”. Bangor, located two hours north of Portland, has Maine’s history deeply rooted in its streets. Once touted “The […]

Broadway is a New York City institution. Like Fred and Ginger, peanut butter and jelly and milk and cookies, it’s tough to imagine one without the other. There’s just one little problem and that’s the sky-high cost of tickets. For fans of the Great White Way who live life on a budget, a holiday gift […]

Apple Festival Photo

The combination of beer, apples and foliage make fall the best time to spend a weekend at a festival. Today we offer the second edition of our guide to fall festivals – this one focusing on our home state of New York. Hop on a bus or train for one of these five New York […]

So you thought Binghamton was just another Upstate New York town with a SUNY campus? Once an industrial powerhouse, the city has been ignited by a new class of creative visionaries who are reviving culture and reinventing once overlooked spaces. A cutting edge festival in September may just blow your mind. LUMA is dedicated to […]

Lincoln Center_Fountain

Lincoln Center sits in the middle of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It is home to some of the most revered performing arts companies in the world. This vast complex was built to invigorate the neighborhood during the city’s lean and mean 1960s. It has several dozen world-class indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Lincoln Center is […]

Historic_Philadelphia

There’s something about Philadelphia that’s different from most other U.S. cities. Every step you take was once walked by the founders of our country. The fact that it’s the birthplace of America is apparent everywhere you look, from the original cobblestone streets to the lovingly preserved historic homes that thankfully have escaped the wrecking ball. […]

EARTH DAY

In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put environmental protection on the national political agenda. Fast forward more than 50 years later, we’re still […]

Baltimore Public Domain Image

Friday is meant for leaving work behind, grabbing your already-packed bag, hopping on the train, and thinking about the whale watching and dockside dining ahead. See ya Monday, NYC! To figure out where to escape for the weekend with a budget of $700, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and […]

A train ride north to Saratoga Springs, New York, is like a time machine that transports visitors back more than 100 years. That’s when Saratoga was just getting its footing. Much of the city’s history still stands today in the form of historic Victorian houses and buildings, including a centerpiece of the city…the Canfield Casino, […]