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Growing up in California—far from Plymouth Rock—I donned my paper Pilgrim hat and learned about the first Thanksgiving. This fall, I decided to get in the spirit with a visit to Plymouth, the place where it all began.

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New York City, fall is best enjoyed outside city limits, whether hiking, apple picking, or biking through […]

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 […]

Nestled in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley offers a mix of unspoiled agricultural landscapes, artsy villages and culturally charged small cities. In the center of the valley sits Hampshire County’s compact Northampton, just the right size to explore without a car, with an in-town Amtrak Station to boot. Civic-minded residents and […]

As diverse as NYC’s bike network is, the world is full of fabulous places to spin your wheels. Meet three cities that are home to unexpectedly awesome urban trails.

CIA

Epicureans everywhere agree that winter’s most glorious aspects are of the culinary persuasion. In the depths of the seemingly endless cold, festive foods can do wonders to boost your mood. Now is the perfect time to indulge your appetite at one of the following mouth-watering food events—from a historical feast at the Culinary Institute of […]

Fort Pickering Lighthouse

If you know anything about Salem, chances are it’s the infamous witch trials of 1692 that resulted in the death of 20 innocent people. While 21st century Salem is a love fest for fans of the occult (think tarot card readings, crystal balls, voodoo dolls, spooky walking tours and love potions), there’s a lot going on […]

Mirbeau

For the discerning traveler, few pleasures rival stepping across the threshold of a great hotel. Enter the Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth, MA and you know you’ve found gold. This new intimate property is reminiscent of a French country estate, surrounded by Monet-inspired gardens, a picture-perfect waterfall and lily-loaded Koi ponds. Elegant tranquility doesn’t […]