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When you step inside Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, you’re welcomed by the echo of climbers ascending to the top of the climbing gym’s 30-foot walls. Polite staff welcome you and scan your pass, “have a good climb,” they’ll say as they send you down the stairs to the expansive 25,000 square foot facility. Yet, before heading […]

Delaware River bike ride

  I’m a seasoned traveler and no stranger to adventure. Still, alarm bells went off when I was asked to participate in a fitness retreat on assignment. “Are we gonna eat, though?” I wondered, as I believe food is essential to travel. “Am I going to embarrass myself?” I cringed, rereading the itinerary with a […]

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This post was made possible by TravelWits.com. Head over to brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for oM, type of transit (bus and train options abound.) Check out their getaways page for up-to-date deals!  Washington D.C. Cheapest Way from New York City to Washington D.C.: Bolt Bus While we all know there […]

Terra Glamping tent at Fort Tilden

It’s time to take a break from that constant city clamor and fall asleep to the sound of tumbling waves and the hum of summer cicadas. Just east of Breezy Point and west of Jacob Riis, Fort Tilden is the big patch of green on a map of the Rockaway peninsula and is part of […]

Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for […]

The Shearwater Manhattan By Sail

  Staying in the city? Sail on a schooner down the Hudson River and wave hello to the Statue of Liberty. [ManhattanBySail] Kick off the weekend with old timey tunes by Red Rust – featuring Jason Ardell. Felix, & Red Hook Slim  at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn. [Jalopy] These are the best places to party […]

It was 4am and a pair of headlights beamed down my Brooklyn block. Freestone Expedition’s co-founders, Owen and Greg, sprang from either side of a parked SUV like it was a jack-in-the-box. After we exchanged greetings – theirs caffeinated and warm; mine mumbled and subdued – they directed me to scrunch my backpack (so empty […]

A train ride north to Saratoga Springs, New York, is like a time machine that transports visitors back more than 100 years. That’s when Saratoga was just getting its footing. Much of the city’s history still stands today in the form of historic Victorian houses and buildings, including a centerpiece of the city…the Canfield Casino, […]

Vegetables

What: NYC Vegetarian Food Festival When: May 19-20, 2017 Where: Metropolitan Pavilion Why: You don’t have to be a vegetarian to want to learn more about plant-based eating. Our current levels of meat consumption are not sustainable, so if you’re concerned about the health of our planet, you’ve probably considered increasing your meat-free options. Perhaps […]