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Skiiing in Tuckerman Ravine

As skiers and riders, we often get caught up in a whole East Coast/West Coast rivalry. Some may claim that the east is great for those who prefer ice skating over skiing, while us East Coasters know that the challenging conditions spawn the greatest skiers in the country. While both sides have valid points, there […]

Long Beach Photo by Melissa Paltrowitz

Just 60 minutes from Manhattan by train, Long Beach is often thought of as a seasonal sun, surf and sand destination.  The reality is that Long Beach — home to singer Joan Jett, Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell and artist Chuck Close — is full of year-round activities and programming. During the colder months […]

Lucile Ball Adam Moss cc

If you’re looking for a jocular weekend getaway from New York City, consider a trip to Jamestown. Tucked in the southwestern corner of the New York State, the town is best known for Lucille Ball. Ball was not only brought up nearby, but also had hoped to honor the city by leaving her presence behind […]

  Led by world renowned chefs, Philadelphia’s ever changing food scene is easy to explore via a weekend getaway from New York City. You can grab a donut before enjoying Philadelphia’s art scene or make reservations in Old City after exploring the city’s ample history.  Getting there is a snap in less than two hours on […]

Brunch joined mealtime vocabulary in 1895, after British author Guy Beringer made a public plea for a mid-morning Sunday feast. Still today, its actual origins are murky: claims of its birth come from all corners, from the Catholics’ post-church meals and southern traditions of churchgoing and hunting to New York, where brunch seems the quintessential […]

Buffalo is in the midst of a second act. While its place along the Erie Canal once made Buffalo an industrial powerhouse, nowadays this city in Western New York State is seeing a major revival. Buffalo’s vibrant architectural past, particularly the contributions made by Frank Lloyd Wright, can still be seen today.  Add walkable neighborhoods, an […]

Fall Foliage Getaway

The farmers’ market is packed with crisp new apples, the first jack-o’-lanterns appear on brownstone stoops, sweet candy corn lines the supermarket shelf and cozy sweaters wake up from their summer hibernation. Fall has arrived in NYC. It’s a glorious time to be in town but nothing beats a weekend of leaf peeping in the […]

Eventide Roll

Portland, Maine is quickly becoming the perfect weekend getaway for food lovers. After 8-hours on the bus or train, you’ll need fresh seafood and savory donuts to refuel.  This fall, head up the coast for a few days of new dishes as you enjoy ocean views and Northeastern accents. And if you only have one day in […]