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Summer drink-Long Island

Long Island’s beaches, parks, historical attractions and culinary options draw visitors year-round. When it comes time to enjoy your favorite beverage, the entire island is a hotbed of breweries while the East End’s vineyards are producing some very respected wines.  The LIRR is a comprehensive public transportation network making car-free travel as smooth as fine whiskey. […]

Ommegang Brewery

Brewery Ommegang’s drafts are likely on tap at your go-to bar in Manhattan, brewed just a few hours North in Cooperstown, an area of New York formerly known for its wide production of hops. Established in 1997, Ommegang was the first brewery in America to brew Belgian style beer and sell it. This brewery’s reach […]

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 […]

If you think Long Island is just a place where wealthy people spend their summers, we’ve got news for you. Long Island is full of world-class options for entertainment and dining year-round. It is also an ideal destination for people seeking outdoor activities. It is not a question of finding something to do on Long Island, it’s about spending […]

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 […]

Summer’s sultry breezes and languid evenings leave little excuse to not get out and enjoy all the romantic nooks, top-notch dining spots, bougie bars and all-around awesome outdoor activities that New York City has to offer. We’ve asked six of New York City’s best travel writers to let us in on their favorite summer date […]

  During the warmer weather months, even the most loyal New York City residents are likely to be seeking a nearby escape. Fortunately, Long Island offers great hiking trails and plenty of of sea, sand and sun, just a quick train ride away. Those seeking even more relaxation may also be craving some beer – an ideal […]

Looking for an easy overnight getaway? Long Island’s North Fork is just a two-hour Jitney ride away. You’ll be transported to a coastal landscape of farm and vine, where food is made with homegrown ingredients and wine is produced at local vineyards. In the seaside town of Southold, epicurean’s flock to the North Fork Table […]

Bannisters Wharf Lights Newport

Newport’s 30th annual Winter Festival is set to rock Rhode Island from February 16-25, 2018. It promises plenty of frosty fun with over 150 events and experiences combining food, music, arts and entertainment for all ages. This year, the much-anticipated new Field and Forage events will be held on February 22 and 23, so ditch […]