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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 […]

Brewery Ommegang

Cooperstown. This village in Otsego County, New York, is most widely known for being home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And while we Americans take pride in our baseball, Cooperstown is also home to something else we take pride in: craft drinking. Though craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries have grown in […]

Brooklyn Cider House

New Paltz offers a mixture of hippy boutiques, historic sites and classic Hudson Valley nature. The area is well known to New Yorkers as the home of the Mohonk Mountain House but you don’t need to spend $600 per night to enjoy the local beauty and history. A $22 bus ticket will whisk you from […]

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New York City, fall is best enjoyed outside city limits, whether hiking, apple picking, or biking through […]

Woodstock, NY

Woodstock, NY is an easy day trip or weekend getaway out of the city.  We checked in with local Vanessa Geneva Ahern, founder of hudsonvalleygoodstuff.com, for how best to spend a weekend—perhaps your first ever—in Woodstock, New York. Ahern, recommends stopping at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, open on weekends from April-November. Taking a yoga class […]

Liberty View Farm

Fall is the perfect time of year to connect with your food source. Getting better acquainted with locally grown food is easy, and you don’t need a car to do it. Opportunities to indulge in pure seasonal flavors are practically at your doorstep, as all of these destinations are less than two hours from midtown. […]

oM on an all women bike ride

For years, whether traveling or training, I’ve always found myself biking with men; my husband, father, brother-in-law and godfather all ride. I’ll admit it’s a thrill to feel like one of the guys—tackling a crazy climb together, their mental and physical toughness rubbing off on my two wheels—but there is something even greater, I learned […]

Block Island

If you’re among the 43% of Americans who say they’ll spend their tax refund on travel, you might as well book a trip that gives you the best bang for your hard-earned buck. For a peaceful and affordable getaway, there are several destinations that offer great deals and few crowds until—and for some places, well […]