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stowe skier

Tucked away in the heart of New England, Stowe is known for its ski resort. With its stunning natural setting and easy access to outdoor activities, a visit to Stowe is the ultimate restorative. The quaint village is home to a general store, cute coffee shops, and boutiques where you can idle the day away. […]

The Putnam County Wine & Food Festival is back for its 7th annual run at the Iron & Wine Restaurant and Westview Golf Driving Range in Patterson, NY. Spanning two days from Saturday August 12th to Sunday August 13th, the event offers music, brews, local farmers, and art all with the beautiful backdrop of the Hudson […]

Phillips Gallery DC

Washington, D.C., is so loaded with attractions, it would be impossible to see them all. Why not spend a weekend focused on one neighborhood? Cosmopolitan and inclusive, Dupont Circle is dripping with cultural flair. Embassies, museums and eateries draw people from all corners of the city as well as the globe. The Dupont Circle fountain […]

Ottawa Canada

This year’s politics have you considering a move to Canada? Capital city Ottawa has it all: top-notch museums, a heavyweight cultural scene, mouth-watering dining and outdoor options galore. Don’t dismiss a winter visit. Residents embrace the frigid weather and downright celebrate it during their fabulous February festival, Winterlude. Bilingual Ottawa is just over the border […]

Growing up in California—far from Plymouth Rock—I donned my paper Pilgrim hat and learned about the first Thanksgiving. This fall, I decided to get in the spirit with a visit to Plymouth, the place where it all began.

Tucked into the southwest edge of Brooklyn, Red Hook is a rare gift of a neighborhood. At once quaint and hip, it has largely kept the borough’s gentrifying wave at bay, holding onto the rough-and-tumble roots that make it such a great getaway.

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 […]

Kaaterskill Falls

Some destinations feel purely like vacation spots, others feel instinctively like home. The Catskills are a place you can settle into and stay awhile. Pick a couple of towns and really get to know their main streets. Even though you may only have a weekend, make the most of it by lingering over pancakes and coffee talk with […]

Virginia winery

We’ve criss-crossed the East Coast in search of inviting and invigorating places to explore in the New Year. The following destinations are of special interest to those who place a premium on affordable luxury, sustainability and car-free travel options.