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Thanksgiving is supposed to be a holiday, right? So what’s with all the time spent in the kitchen?  For those of you who would rather sleep in and have the feast prepared for you, here are six restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner done right, each one just a train, bus or boat ride away. HUDSON VALLEY Rhinecliff […]

Richmond Road Race

Held in the United States for only the second time in the history of the 94-year-old race, this year’s UCI Road World Championships is estimated to have drawn about 645,000 fans, far exceeding the projected numbers. It’s easy to see why, as the 2015 championships proved to be one of the most spectator-friendly cycling showdowns […]

You look forward to this every winter. Digging out the jacket with last year’s ski pass still attached. That first glide out onto the snow and into the chairlift for the slow climb towards the top. Pushing off your poles, shredding the stress and carving out a double helix as you move down the mountain. If […]

Biking the causeway

Burlington, Vermont is an eccentric, collaborative, laid-back town on Lake Champlain. It’s got history and youth culture, vibrant art and music scenes, and sustainable restaurants that rival the best in New York. And through it all, it’s breezy, welcoming, and home to some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet (and you’re likely to meet […]

montreal high lights

Plan to celebrate winter with a flourish by attending one of these seven mid-winter carnivals. Ice carvings, snow sculptures and polar bear swims are some traditional winter pastimes that will warm your spirit in spite of the single digit temps. No car is needed to explore the Northeast’s best winter carnivals of 2015. You do […]

Rocking Horse Ranch

You’re determined, before they’re all grown up and on their own, that this summer you’re going to spend a lot of quality time with your kids. If you’re overwhelmed with all the options or don’t know where to start (and perhaps don’t want to drive), we’ve honed in on 20 activities and getaways in and […]

Rooftop Films

Kristen Wiig, Humphrey Bogart, Toto, Robert Redford, Hugo, Rango, they’ll all be there for your viewing pleasure this summer, plus a slew of underground (still al fresco) flicks. Grab some grapes and a cuddle buddy and find a seat at one of these six series of outdoor films in NYC. (And if these movies don’t […]

Painting Lounge

Drinking at a bar is out. Drinking while painting a Picasso or jiving at a swing dance party is in. When it’s five o’clock somewhere, check out these five best BYOB NYC activities, ranging from $10 to $50.

Whether it’s grabbing a taco on the way back from the beach or picking up some seasonal snacks to sit in the park, summer is one of the best times to be a foodie. This year, we found New Yorkers have a lot to be excited about.