Fire at Campsite

Every June, OutdoorFest transforms a 75-acre green space in Staten Island into NYC’s largest campground for a 24- hour experience unlike any other.

We’re huge fans of alternative transportation here at offMetro. Our website was founded to help others travel responsibly, and eight years later we’re still striving to see the world while impacting the environment as little as possible. Even in the spread-out United States, it’s entirely possible to enjoy a vacation while leaving your personal vehicle […]

richmond cityscape

It could’ve been the rosemary moonshine cocktail that I’d been sipping, but in the moment I was delighted and not at all surprised that wine guru Jason Tesauro (the original Modern Gentleman) was serenading me with Beat poetry. This is Richmond, after all, I thought. That was night three of the city’s inaugural Fire, Flour & Fork food […]

Via

As of today, on-demand carpool company Via is now offering its rideshare services down to Houston Street. While it previously only offered rides between 14th and 110th Street, Via’s expanded operation includes the East Village, West Village, Alphabet City, NoHo, Greenwich Village and NYU, making it even easier for New Yorkers to avoid the stiflingly […]

Biking the Paddle Pig Ride

Once a year, in the little town of Narrowsburg, a bunch of cyclists get together for an epic summer ride called Paddle Pedal Pig. Highlights of the three-day event (July 17-July 19) include stops at the original Woodstock site, a local bourbon distillery, a pancake breakfast in a town hall, kayaking outings, and gourmet feasts under the […]

go fish in ny

If you love to fish or just enjoy a (really!) fresh catch, now you can reel in dinner without needing a license. Governor Cuomo just announced that New York State residents and visitors can fish for free in any of the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams on June […]

Google Maps

A few new Google Maps functions can help you travel more efficiently. Now when you program your trip, Google Maps will notify you if that restaurant or museum will be closed before your estimated time of arrival. Among the cool upgrades, the app will sync up with your Gmail to factor in info about car-rentals, […]