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 […]

Surfing on Long Beach NY

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 […]

Baltimore Public Domain Image

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 […]

Lake George view

Not every destination is the most public-transit friendly, and that can be a real bummer sometimes with all that’s out there to explore. That’s why I was so excited to hear about the new car share and rental company out of Brooklyn called: ReachNow. Both accessible and affordable, ReachNow is a great way to make […]

Flushing Meadow Corona Park

One of our favorite ways to explore when the sun is shining is by bike. From long rides in the Hudson Valley to exploring local graffiti by bike, what better way is there? Here are four of our favorite bike lanes in Queens as told through the lens of a photographer cyclist. Best For Taking Photos: Flushing […]

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 […]

Fire at Campsite

Every June, OutdoorFest transforms a 75-acre green space in Staten Island into NYC’s largest campground for a 24- hour experience unlike any other.

Manhattan Community Boathouse kayaking

At first, New York City might not appear to be a mecca for outdoor adventure, but city dwellers may be surprised to find just how many activities are just a quick subway ride away. In the midst of our urban jungle, waves, rides, and trails abound. Seeking the best local intel on where to pedal, paddle, surf and reconnect with […]