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A Guide to Woodstock, NY

By |2024-04-09T01:23:37+00:00September 1st, 2021|Weekend Guides|

For many, the word Woodstock conjures up images of tie dye, hippies, and free love at the 3-day outdoor music festival... that did not actually take place here. (It actually took place in Bethel, which is about 1.5 hours southwest.) That didn't stop Woodstock from becoming a bohemian destination though; ...

A Guide to Peekskill, NY

By |2023-07-06T11:50:36+00:00April 4th, 2020|Daytrippin'|

Peekskill, NY is a small and charming city on in the Hudson River Valley, just 50 miles north of NYC. Over the past couple years, more and more daytrippers are making the short trek to Peekskill, thanks to its beautiful waterfront, easy access to trails, and cute, walkable town. ...

A Guide to Kingston, NY

By |2022-10-06T19:49:28+00:00October 30th, 2019||

  Two hours from NYC, the Hudson River Valley town of Kingston is situated at the base of the Catskill Mountains on the Rondout Creek. As the original capital city of New York, it's loaded with history and incredible architecture — plus, a very vibrant art community. Like many Hudson Valley towns, ...

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The Brampton in the Adirondack Mountains

By |2021-01-06T15:13:54+00:00June 27th, 2016||

Nestled alongside the Hudson River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, The Brampton is a classic lodge that balances rural isolation with contemporary comfort. A recent invite for a weekend in the woods had me headed north via motorcycle to take advantage of roads a far cry from NYC’s traffic-clogged pavement. Being located ...

Event Alert: PlaceInvaders Coming to Woodstock, NY

By |2021-05-06T06:12:13+00:00June 27th, 2016||

Think of it as the adult version of throwing an epic party when your parents aren't home. PlaceInvaders is an traveling, underground dinner club where guests show for five-course dinner parties unique locations all over the country. Co-founders Hagan (head chef) and Katie (planner and host) search out the coolest Airbnbs and rental ...

A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2021-09-13T14:03:29+00:00May 23rd, 2016||

Planning a trip to Hudson, NY? Use our curated travel guide to Hudson for recommendations on the best spots to eat, shop, stay, and play.

A Guide to Bovina, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:27:22+00:00March 27th, 2016||

"Bovina?! What the hell'er you doin' there? Ain't nothin there but cows!" asked a local with a guffaw. We'd just told him our plans to spend the weekend there after asking directions from Delhi. Though a tad dramatic, the guy's reaction wasn't unwarranted, because what he said was true. On the drive into ...

Wildcat Mountain Cabin in Claryville, NY

By |2021-05-07T16:28:49+00:00February 10th, 2016||

A couple years ago, when great Airbnbs were much harder to come by–and by the way, they still can be–Denny and I discovered Red Cottage Inc., a boutique rental agency that specializes in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. We were really excited, and understandably so if you've ever spent hours and hours surfing through ...

Argyle Cabins in Argyle, NY

By |2021-06-22T19:40:37+00:00November 12th, 2015||

Denny and I are always on the hunt for new, cool places to explore and rest our heads. Though we usually end up in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, a friend recently challenged us to "lay off the Catskills." Up for the challenge, we left our comfort zone and looked north. Real ...

Watkins Glen, NY

By |2021-05-06T14:53:02+00:00July 14th, 2015||

My other half (and adventuring partner) Darren and I live in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (respectively.) We'd been meaning to head up to Watkins Glen, New York ever since we found some old photos in an antique shop showing some long-gone tourist's photos of the gorge. This past May, as spring was springing, ...

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