A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2022-08-30T12:24:47+00:00October 4th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

When people ask us where to take a day trip, we always recommend Beacon — and when they ask us where to spend a weekend off the MetroNorth, we always recommend Beacon. The city has been an Escaper’s destination for well over a decade, with top-notch shopping, hiking, ...

A Low-Key Guide to Miami, FL

By |2021-01-06T15:49:27+00:00April 10th, 2019||

  I know exactly what you're thinking: low-key Miami? That's like an oxymoron, right? Yes, in a town overflowing with fancy beach hotels, cheesy nightclubs, and rampant self-absorption, it's easy to dismiss Miami as a place with #zerochill. However, with some careful maneuvering, Escape Brooklyn founder Erin Lindsey and travel buddy/sommelier/wine writer ...

The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA

By |2021-05-07T16:01:49+00:00April 19th, 2018||

Once an industrial epicenter of Massachusetts, the small town of North Adams is now known for two things: Mount Greylock, the highest mountain Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (better known as MASS MoCA.) Tucked away in the Berkshire Mountains, this weekend escape is equidistant from NYC and Boston, about ...

A Guide to Honesdale, Pennsylvania

By |2021-05-07T16:03:33+00:00December 13th, 2017||

Two hours (or 115 miles) from NYC, a small mountain town is the unlikely home to some of the Northeast's best food, shopping, and scenery. With a slew of new businesses alongside the old, its Main Street is coming back to life. And for once, it's not upstate New York (!); it's ...

Finally: Affordable Artist Housing in the Hudson Valley

By |2021-01-08T16:13:24+00:00October 17th, 2017||

In recent years, the Hudson Valley has been transforming. As more and more artists, entrepreneurs and other expats burn out on NYC, many set their sights on their neighbors to the north. From Hastings-on-Hudson to Poughkeepsie, the Hudson Valley is a promise of more space, easy access to nature, and a slower pace ...

The Hubert House in Jeffersonville, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:11:40+00:00July 17th, 2017||

In Jeffersonville, NY, a somewhat steep, winding driveway leads to the Hubert House. Nestled on 20 private acres, the Hubert House is just five minutes into the heart of town—but perfectly secluded, surrounded by woodland forest, bucolic country roads and lakes. The house is available exclusively by Red Cottage Inc., a ...

The Catskills in Paris

By |2021-05-06T07:09:22+00:00November 10th, 2015||

This content from this article is provided by Upstate Diary, a print and online publication about the creative possibilities that thrive in communities outside of city limits. Denny and I really excited to see that our friend, Will Lytle of Thorneater Comics was not only featured in Upstate Diary, but also working for Colette in Paris for ...

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