North Adams is a small city in the Berkshires brimming with art and culture. Yes, you will find pastoral landscapes and rolling hills dappled with colorful autumn leaves that this corner of New England is famous for, but it’s the town’s urban edge that should make city folk feel right at home. North Adams was […]

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 […]

Say goodbye to summer in style when you head to nearby Connecticut for one these six seasonal festivals. Eat fresh seafood, drink local spirits, listen to live music and enjoy the pretty scenery before you catch the train home. It’s an easy way celebrate the end of the summer and the start of fall. Mystic […]

Vegan dining is having a moment. Plant-based eating is a restaurant trend that is quickly gaining momentum. More restaurants than ever are adding creative and delicious meat-free options to their menus. A vegan diet is healthy and good for the planet. The meat and dairy industries are the leading causes of greenhouse gases and water pollution […]

Long Island’s East End has a sustainable soul. Generations before it became a summer hotbed for city folk, the region was populated with farmers and fishermen who made their living off the land and sea. Today, many locals are passionate about maintaining the area’s agricultural roots. Here are seven ways to support their efforts to […]

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 […]

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Jackie was sprawled on a patch of grass with her nose glued to hay, along with her brother, Moby. When I approached, she curiously walked towards me and stuck her head out the fence, her golden eyes shining even on a slightly overcast day. When I started to pet her forehead, she sniffed and gently […]

As summer approaches, New Yorkers are turning their sights North towards the Catskills. No longer just a vacation spot for comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Mel Brooks, this easy to get to destination remains a popular weekend getaway. Each year, local businesses team up to show off the best of the Catskills by curating the Catskills […]