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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 […]

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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 […]

Winter Scenery in NYC herb

It’s February, that time of year when it seems like spring’s first blossom may never arrive. Yes, you’re tired of putting on cumbersome foul weather gear to navigate slushy streets. It’s been a long and frigid season and it’s not over yet. What’s a New Yorker to do? Take our advice, look winter straight in the […]

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    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 […]

Sugarbush by Sarah Knapp

With the more popular towns of Stowe and Burlington located just a stone’s throw away, many travelers heading to Vermont cruise right past the Mad River Valley without a second look. Vermont natives, however, know the secret; the Valley has just as much to offer as those other destinations – without the crowds. Whether you […]

Ice Skating NYC by Sarah-Richter

In winter, there’s nothing more magical than going ice-skating. There’s just something about putting on your skates and taking a spin around the rink. Fortunately, the New York metropolitan area has its share of great rinks. Sharpen those blades and get ready to glide. 1. LeFrak Center at Lakeside | Prospect Park, Brooklyn | 718-462-0010  […]

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 […]

If you’re looking for a clean, accessible beach less than an hour from Manhattan, hop on the LIRR to Long Beach. The five miles of pristine Long Island sand attracts big crowds, so pack your towel and sunscreen and join the party. Get Outdoors If you want to learn to surf, Long Beach should top […]

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Friday is meant for leaving work behind, grabbing your already-packed bag, hopping on the train, and thinking about the whale watching and dockside dining ahead. See ya Monday, NYC! To figure out where to escape for the weekend with a budget of $700, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and […]