When planning a romantic getaway with a loved one, the pressure is on! It has to feel far away without too long of a trek, luxurious but also slightly adventurous, and your meals have to be top-notch without a price tag that hurts. Remember, it’s your vacation too, so let brand new booking platform TravelWits help. On […]

Snowboarding Kids Camelback

oM readers are already familiar with Pocono Mountain getaways such as Shawnee Mountain and the pampering spa at Woodloch. Just a two-hour bus ride from New York City, we’re convinced Camelback Mountain in Tannersville offers the perfect blend of adventure, creature comforts, and accessibility for an action-packed winter weekend. It’s family-friendly so pack the kids. Stay […]

shawnee inn

The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania are just a two-hour bus ride from New York City but will still give you that “world away” feeling. The area is replete with cold weather activities – by day you can hit the slopes or go for a winter hike. By night you can tuck into a rustic restaurant, […]

lodge at woodloch pool

The Lodge at Woodloch is the ultimate urban escape. Set on 150 pristine acres, the setting is unmatched. It is located in Northeast Pennsylvania, less than three hours from New York City, so it boasts the luxury of proximity. The spa facility will impress the most demanding visitor, yet it’s unpretentious. If you’re in need […]

Romance the Rails

Towards the end of 2014—our seventh year of reporting on car-free trips around the outer boroughs and beyond New York City—my co-founder Vince and I pedaled across the George Washington Bridge for probably the 17th time since discovering cyclists could do such a thing. Only this last time, we were in for a rewarding surprise […]

Raymondskill Falls

Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains have come a long way since their day as a couples-only resort haven. The heart-shaped beds and cheap sparkling wine have been replaced with more sophisticated offerings. The little hamlet of Milford, located only 75 miles west of New York City, exemplifies this. The surrounding countryside is still punctuated by down-home scenery, […]

Samoset Resort

From Mount Tremper to Maine, these five eco-friendly, car-free getaways in the Northeast promise fun for kids and parents while respecting that most important parent, Mother Earth. Samoset Resort Rockport, ME | Why Find Family Time Here: If you’ve never experienced summer camp in Maine, this is your chance. At least the breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay alone […]

For city folk without alternative residency in the Hamptons, taking a break during any season can often just mean riding the red line to Brooklyn Heights for a stroll on the promenade. Peaceful and scenic as an outer borough may be, come Monday morning in Manhattan, you’ll still be wishing you’d answered that inner need-to-relax […]