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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 […]

Sagamore Distillery

Baltimore is a patchwork of over 200 eclectic neighborhoods that give this big city a cozy feel. Go beyond the tourist-heavy Inner Harbor and you will be richly rewarded. If you’ve already explored Charm City, the time is ripe for a return visit. There are plenty of new dining and drinking spots plus a bike […]

Light City Baltimore insatllation

Light City is such a feast of creativity you’ll want to catch the next Amtrak to Charm City. This year’s edition runs each evening through April 21, 2018 and is absolutely free. What exactly is Light City? It’s the nation’s first large-scale light, music and innovation festival. It aims to redefine what is possible in […]

DC cherry blossom fest

It’s a big world out there and nothing beats discovering it with your kid. Far-flung destinations are enticing but big-ticket trips take time and planning. Even if you haven’t planned ahead for the upcoming school holidays, you’re in luck. Three family-friendly urban centers are only a short train or bus ride from NYC. Consider an […]

Baltimore’s nickname Charm City is well deserved, but its moniker might just as well be Free Public Transportation City. Listen up, MTA, Baltimore is wowing car-free visitors and residents alike with the Charm City Circulator, four absolutely free bus routes. The Circulator functions like clockwork 365 days per year, so efficiency is its middle name. […]

croteaux vineyards

We asked some of our favorite notable New York writers and editors where they go to feel far away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Whether they like to re-energize on a trail in Connecticut, take the train to an Orioles game, or escape to the Catskills and completely unplug, this is their advice […]

Baltimore Maryland

Baltimore is one of the Eastern Seaboard’s best kept secrets. Up and down Baltimore’s historic streets, new bars and restaurants are swishing open their doors, making this old town seem much younger. From free activities to smashing hotel deals, here are 11 reasons to visit Baltimore:


Dozens of famous authors, including Edgar Allen Poe, H.L. Mencken and David Simon, have lived in and drawn inspiration from Baltimore, making it a wonderful place for a literary escape and a fitting host for the Annual Baltimore Book Festival in September. In advance of the event, which is scheduled for September 22-24, squeeze in […]