Road Trippin’ – My Top 5 Favorite Weekend Escapes Within Four Hours of NYC

26-subway-map-1.nocrop.w536.h2147483647Road trips are typically associated with summer. You know, convertibles, hair blowin’ in the wind, music blaring. It’s the quintessential summer movie scene. But thanks to NYC’s central proximity to other cool cities, it’s easy to hit the road and drive, any time of year. Here are my top five favorite weekend escapes within four hours of the Big Apple – Continue reading “Road Trippin’ – My Top 5 Favorite Weekend Escapes Within Four Hours of NYC”

Escaping the Big Apple for Another Kind of Apple – Adventures and Apple Picking in Hudson Valley

img_7624Fall – The most glorious time of year in the northeast. The leaves are turning bright hues of red, yellow and orange. The air is crisp. The fabrics are lush. And the fireplaces are starting to crackle. It’s simply fabulous.

And there’s no better way to celebrate this magnificent time of year than with an all-American weekend in New York’s gorgeous Hudson Valley. Now sure there are endless activities around the state and the region to participate in, but Hudson Valley has a sort of enchanting and extra special vibe.  Continue reading “Escaping the Big Apple for Another Kind of Apple – Adventures and Apple Picking in Hudson Valley”

Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More

apple2When I first discovered apple picking a couple years ago, I promised myself I would make it a yearly tradition during the crisp fall months. Usually lasting from late August to late October, the apple picking harvest is a family friendly fun activity to embark on during this season. So this season, I decided to contact the Orange County Tourism Board for some suggestions on where to go. Continue reading “Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More”