Mark Twain house

While visiting the home of a famous dead artist may not be high on your list of reasons to get out of town, these six day trips are sure to inspire a cultural excursion—and maybe even a next chapter or new painting. If you have a weekend, plan a getaway to Robert Frost’s Stone House […]

Carolyn on her vineyard

 “The people, community, food, and family in Cranston inspire my creativity,” says Carolyn Rafaelian, founder and creative director at Alex and Ani. “All of my family lives in RI; my roots are here. I’ve traveled and experienced worldly places enough to realize that there is an extra energy in Rhode Island.” New Yorkers planning a city break […]

Hiking in Maine

At the New York Times Travel Show on Sunday, March 2, meet the co-founders of and get inspired to get outta town. A group of travel experts will be offering the best Northeast day trip and weekend escape ideas, plus some of oM’s favorite destinations and outfitters—including Lark Hotels, Woodloch Pines Resort, Discovery Bicycle Tours, […]

The Mann Center

How will you spend a summer day in the City of Brotherly Love? With so many activities packed between the banks of the Schuylkill and the banks of the Delaware—and beyond—one activity certainly doesn’t fit all. But whether you have the kids in tow, you travel with an entourage of your best pals, or you’re […]

Sunset on Water Street Brooklyn

Less than a two-minute walk from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (see recent oM review: From Grinding Intensity to Green Tranquility) is the Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its permanent collections are housed in more than a half million square feet and include world-famous objects of ancient Egyptian […]