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Marche Jean-Talon Montreal Food Market

Montreal is a foodie’s dream that’s also an easy trip from NYC via Amtrak. There’s truly something for every taste bud under the sun in Montreal. The city’s French influence adds to its culinary desirability. From crepes to chocolate croissants and fondue, you can go from breakfast to lunch into dinner with French food as […]

Summer is ripe for roaming sculpture-dappled fields, watching the warm sun reflect off a glass house, and picnicking under a massive three-legged Buddha.

Neshobe River Winery II

A dream living situation, in my opinion, would be a quiet home, off the beaten path, maybe somewhere in the countryside. Ideally there’d be a brewer  right next door with some of the best craft beer for miles. Perhaps even a comfy bed, breakfast served in the morning, and miles of spectacular trails right around […]

air balloon ride in fall

When green turns to gold, mixed with humbling hues of red, orange and yellow, that’s your cue. Whether for a day or weekend, celebrate our most spectacular season by land, air, and sea with these seven adventurous fall foliage trips near NYC—including ziplining, yoga retreating, whitewater rafting, and a champagne-fueled air balloon ride. Deerfield Valley […]

Cherry Blossoms and Jefferson Memorial

Get into the swing of spring at these top festive celebrations of the season. Spend an evening sampling Park Slope’s best nibbles, see the cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital or hop on train to Philly for a nonstop array of out-of-this-world performances.

If you haven’t considered Montreal’s winter getaway potential, our frosty Francophone neighbor to the north offers irresistible cuisine, lively nightlife and Gallic flair. If you’re still not enticed, Amtrak is sweetening the deal with a $90 round-trip weekend fare from Penn Station to Montreal. You’ll need to book before April 25 for Thursday-Monday travel now […]

Monet painting

Astute art aficionados know that Philadelphia is bursting with first-rate museums. If you’re a fan of Impressionist art, consider a speedy summer jaunt to the City of Brotherly Love to see the blockbuster exhibit Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting. It’s on view all summer at the stately Philadelphia Museum of Art. This […]