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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 […]

Glamping 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 […]

Woodstock (Winter)

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Woodstock, Vermont one of New England’s prettiest towns. Nestled in the Green Mountains, Woodstock’s covered bridges, storybook town green, church steeples and rolling river present a dreamy panorama steeped in yesteryear charm. A conservationist ethos permeates every aspect of the village, with power players like the Rockefeller family […]

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 […]

Cape May is an all-American seaside resort bursting with yesteryear charm. Its visual splendor includes an architectural tiara of Victorian gingerbread homes in candy-colors. Throw in an adorable trolley, old-fashioned candy stores selling saltwater taffy and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean and you’ve got a beachfront fairy tale. Summer is the quintessential season, but it’s an […]

Roosevelt Island is a two-mile long sliver of land between Manhattan and Queens. This East River isle is a self-contained community that over 12,000 people call home. The vibe is metro-retro in all the right ways. Though urban, there are plenty of open spaces. Best of all, getting to Roosevelt Island via the three-minute aerial […]