Apple Festival Photo

The combination of beer, apples and foliage make fall the best time to spend a weekend at a festival. Today we offer the second edition of our guide to fall festivals – this one focusing on our home state of New York. Hop on a bus or train for one of these five New York […]

Brewery Ommegang

Cooperstown. This village in Otsego County, New York, is most widely known for being home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And while we Americans take pride in our baseball, Cooperstown is also home to something else we take pride in: craft drinking. Though craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries have grown in […]

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 […]

Virginia winery

We’ve criss-crossed the East Coast in search of inviting and invigorating places to explore in the New Year. The following destinations are of special interest to those who place a premium on affordable luxury, sustainability and car-free travel options.

Niagara Belle

There is more to Niagara than the roaring waterfalls as you’ll discover on board the new cruise Niagara Belle. Beginning this summer, the paddle wheeler offers lunch and dinner departures from Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario and from Lewiston, NY. In addition to experiencing the region’s beautiful serenity on a three-hour tour, guests can enjoy ice wine tastings, lobster tail and […]

With spring in the air and summer on the horizon, now is the time to plan to participate in an event that will get you pedaling around New York State. There are numerous bike-centric happenings tailored for leisure, family, and competitive cyclists. You’ll quickly see why the seat of your  bike is the perfect perch […]

Ocean House

You don’t have to look far beyond New York City to find a wealth of great winter getaways. After years of carrying our skis on board, searching for resort deals and delicious meals, and shredding the slopes (and our clothes for a polar bear swim or two), we’ve narrowed it down to our 50 favorite winter […]

Woodstock, NY

Woodstock, NY is an easy day trip or weekend getaway out of the city.  We checked in with local Vanessa Geneva Ahern, founder of, for how best to spend a weekend—perhaps your first ever—in Woodstock, New York. Ahern, recommends stopping at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, open on weekends from April-November. Taking a yoga class […]

Ziplining at Hunter Mountain

Enjoy an easy getaway to one of these five outdoor adventures in New York, be it climbing above the clouds, zipping over the treetops, rolling on rapids, or biking along the sea.