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Discovering the Best of the Catskills on a Weekend Getaway

Discovering the Best of the Catskills on a Weekend Getaway

Best of the Catskills – Where to Stay and Dine, What to See and Do

I have lived in New York for six months now, and as the days have gotten longer and my thermals and puffa jackets have gradually been replaced by bare legs and short-sleeve tops, my desire to get out of the city has increased. After many word of mouth recommendations, and minimal online research it quickly became clear that if I wanted an easily-accessible-from-New York weekend getaway, then the Catskills should be top of my list.

August 16, 2018 | By More
Escape to INN by the SEA – Cape Elizabeth Maine’s Perfect Getaway Spot

Escape to INN by the SEA – Cape Elizabeth Maine’s Perfect Getaway Spot

The INN by the SEA, a LEED silver certified oceanfront property is just fifteen minutes from the bustling city of Portland, Maine and is a beautiful place to unplug, relax and rejuvenate. Stepping onto the beautifully manicured gardens, you see rays of sunshine illuminating the sea beyond, creating the enchanting picture-perfect view. Perfectly situated Adirondack chairs draw you in, and quickly you’ll find yourself sitting down to be mesmerized by the stillness of the water and beauty of the landscape.

July 16, 2018 | By More
Kennebunkport is Full of Wonderful Surprises – Go Discover Them!

Kennebunkport is Full of Wonderful Surprises – Go Discover Them!

Wonderful Surprises Await You in The Quaint Seaside Town of Kennebunkport Maine.

We are all familiar with the beautiful beaches, elegant inns and delilghtful boutiques of Kennebunkport; but recently, we discovered some hidden surprises that you won’t want to miss. There’s a lot to learn about Kennebunkport if you know just where to look.

June 8, 2018 | By More
Mindful Travel Destinations That Will Help You Reconnect with Your True Self

Mindful Travel Destinations That Will Help You Reconnect with Your True Self

Mindful Travelling: 4 Destinations To Reconnect with Your True Self

Would you agree that there’s a difference between tourism and travelling? It’s a common topic nowadays, and travelling (especially travelling solo) is becoming synonymous with personal growth. Whereas a tourist might check into a resort and stay on the beach sipping cocktails until the flight back home, the traveller is looking for more depth of experiences on their journey. Here are some favourite destinations that inspire and entice – places where luxury means contemplation, gratefulness, and a higher sense of self.

June 5, 2018 | By More
How To Conquer New York City on a Limited Budget

How To Conquer New York City on a Limited Budget

Who Said New York and a Limited Budget Can’t Gel Well?

Um, a whole lot of people believe that. I keep refuting their strongly held notions about how expensive New York City is, but most of the time in vain. The Big Apple is notoriously expensive in all its glory, but with a few insider tips about how to tour New York City on a limited budget, you’ll see the best for a lot less. Just a little research can come in handy if you want to explore NYC on a budget.

April 30, 2018 | By More
5 Niagara Falls Myths Debunked – Know Before You Go

5 Niagara Falls Myths Debunked – Know Before You Go

Niagara Falls: Debunking the myths before your big visit.

It’s one of the greatest sights in the world, with umpteen thousand tourists visiting Niagara Falls on an annual basis. The whole area around the attraction has been completely built up, and it’s now reached a stage where you can pretty much plan your entire vacation around it courtesy of all of the Niagara Falls hotel packages that are on offer.

Of course, the nature of Niagara Falls and the fact that it attracts so much attention means that it also attracts a lot of misconceptions. This is the reason behind today’s post, as we take a look at some of the biggest myths which surround the site.

April 25, 2018 | By More
Best Places For International Cuisine in New York City

Best Places For International Cuisine in New York City

Want to feel like you’re in a foreign land but just don’t have the money to travel to India or Italy? No worries, because you can actually experience foreign cuisines without having to travel any further than New York City.

“One of the great things about our all-day bus passes is that you can get the full overview of New York, as well as some of the boroughs, while hopping on and off to explore and eat,” said Jennifer Li of Top View NYC. We’re pretty passionate about New York, and even developed a fun infographic called “Seven Ways To Spot A New Yorker.”

That said, whether you’re longing for some good old American food, like a hot dog, or something more exotic like Indian Tandoori Chicken, take a bite out of the Big Apple.

April 23, 2018 | By More
Top Things To Do In NYC Before Winter Gives Way To Spring

Top Things To Do In NYC Before Winter Gives Way To Spring

What to Do in New York City before Winter is Over

New York City gains its charm back after saying farewell to the bitter winter storm. It’s the time of the season when you can actually go out on the streets and enjoy what the city has to offer for the winter travelers. Here’s great 3 tips for travelers who’re lucky to enjoy the last few weeks of cold weather without actually freezing.

March 21, 2018 | By More
12 Top New York City Neighborhood Bars

12 Top New York City Neighborhood Bars

12 Bars That Will Make You Believe in New York City Again

In the city that never sleeps one thing is certain: there’s ample nightlife — so much nightlife you can end up feeling overwhelmed if you’re visiting or new to the city. Go to the wrong bar, and you risk feeling uncomfortable with an over-priced cocktail in the corner after waiting 20 minutes for service. Then you’re faced with one of two choices: continue drinking (and waiting) until you feel comfy, knowing your wallet won’t feel the same once you’re done (neither will you the next day), or head to the next place.

March 12, 2018 | By More
Relax in a Salt Cave – Latest Health Getaway Trend

Relax in a Salt Cave – Latest Health Getaway Trend

Salt Caves Are The Newest Trend in Health Getaways – I visited one and here’s what happened.

Let me start by explaining what salt therapy is. You may have seen Himalayan salt lamps sold in health stores, noted for cleansing the air and reducing allergens in your environment. Imagaine an entire room filled with glowing salt crystals that you relax in and experience the healing effects that are said to include reduced inflamation, relief of coughs, and heightened healing and energy. Also known as Halotherapy, this is an alternative treatment and healing modality. The primary areas that it is proported to benefit are within the respiratory system, skin issues and mental health issues.

December 8, 2017 | By More
Mt. Washington Valley NH, Where Santa Lives – Bring The Kids!

Mt. Washington Valley NH, Where Santa Lives – Bring The Kids!

The Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire celebrates the Christmas season with gusto and there’s no better place to get the whole family in the holiday spirit. Dusted by recent snowfalls, the towns of North Conway and Jackson make a magical holiday setting for shopping and visiting Santa. Whether you board Santa’s Holiday Express Train, travel through the mountain notches to Santa’s Village in Jefferson, or go on this weekend’s Inn-to-Inn Cookie and Candy Tour, this valley surrounded by White Mountain peaks is simply enchanting!

Here are wonderful upcoming celebrations that will put the Christmas sparkle in your family’s eyes.

December 5, 2017 | By More
5 Charming Small New York Towns Worth Visiting

5 Charming Small New York Towns Worth Visiting

5 Small NY Towns worth discovering. New York City is a busy, crazy place and even New Yorkers require some time off away from the hustle and bustle of the famed metropolis. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a more extended vacation, you’ll lfind that New York has some beautiful towns on its outskirts with all the natural beauty and culture that one may want to immerse in.

These towns are ethnically diverse, rich in architecture and history, and they are blessed with an unspoiled countryside with places to hike, camp, swim, and trek. No matter what kind of an adventurer or explorer you are, there is something for everyone in these charming

December 4, 2017 | By More
Hi-Di-Ho It’s Off To Play Fair NYC We Go!

Hi-Di-Ho It’s Off To Play Fair NYC We Go!

Come along as we experience Play Fair New York, the top spot to experience new trends in the world of toys, play and entertainment.

The first Play Fair began in 2016 featuring hands-on experiences for people of all ages to celebrate the world of play and entertainment. All the top brand toy companies like LEGO, K’Nex, Leap Frog, Nerf, Toys R Us and many more paticipate in Play Fair. They feature the latest and greatest toys for your kids to experience first hand.

November 20, 2017 | By More
Maine’s Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail

Maine’s Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail

Add some pizazz to your fall Maine road trip by sipping your way up the coast visiting micro-breweries, craft distillers and local vineyards. So come along as we create a Maine Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail.

A drive along the coast of Maine is a treat at any time of year, but come fall when roads are banked with trees crowned in reds and oranges, it is perhaps the best time of all to plan a road trip to leaf peep and sample some of Maine’s acclaimed craft beer, wine, and hard ciders! Maine has an abundance of passionately produced local craft beverages that will have you smiling all the way from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor.

September 20, 2017 | By More
Cape Cod’s Most Wonderful Waterfront Restaurants

Cape Cod’s Most Wonderful Waterfront Restaurants

Wonderful Waterfront Restaurants on Cape Cod

When September comes and the summer crowds have left the Cape, it’s the perfect season to spend a few days on Cape Cod and dine in some of the remarkable waterfront restaurants. When thinking about grabbing a quick bite to eat or sitting down for a romantic four-course meal, there are plenty of options to choose from from Sandwich to Wellfleet. Cape Cod is know for its exceptional seafood such as lobster, cod, clams, and oysters. In season, it’s often challenging to get a table, but come fall, the views couldn’t be better. When dinning on the Cape, consider visiting these fantastic places for a wonderful meal gazing out to the ocean.

September 14, 2017 | By More
New York’s Rocking Horse Ranch Delivers Total Family Fun

New York’s Rocking Horse Ranch Delivers Total Family Fun

Discover All Around Family Fun at Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York

Looking for a great family vacation spot? Then you need look no further than the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York. We discovered the Ranch last year and had such a great time that we returned again this summer. Rocking Horse Ranch is one of a few all-inclusive family resorts on the East Coast. A full-riding ranch, they provide horseback riding at many levels throughout the day and so much more.

September 11, 2017 | By More
The Berkshires Are So Much More Than Tanglewood

The Berkshires Are So Much More Than Tanglewood

The Berkshires Are Much More than Tanglewood, and fall is the perfect season to go exploring.

We have discovered there is more to Lenox, Massachusetts and The Berkshires than Tanglewood. Don’t get me wrong, Tanglewood is a beautiful place to enjoy music and the outdoors; however, there is so much more to see and do in the Berkshires.

September 6, 2017 | By More
World’s Best Cities For Halloween Celebrations

World’s Best Cities For Halloween Celebrations

World’s 5 Top Destinations for Halloween Celebrations.

As summer comes to an end, it’s time to look ahead to one of the world’s most popular holidays. Halloween is just to months away and if you’re a fan of black cats, bats, and jack-o-lanterns, take your Halloween festivities to the next level by travelling to one of the world’s best cities for Halloween celebrations.

August 24, 2017 | By More
Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegan Sun – Here’s What Happened

Moms Plan A Quick Getaway to Mohegan Sun – Here’s What Happened

The Tale of the Mom’s Night Out, or how three Moms from Long Island make an exciting escape to Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut.

After considering a few options, we realized the perfect choice for our ladies’ getaway was Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Let’s review the facts: a short 3-hour drive from New York (Long Island), lots of great restaurants, live entertainment, gambling for those who want to give it a go, and a beautiful hotel with reasonable rates. What’s not to love about that?

August 18, 2017 | By More
Maine Windjammer Cruises – The Best Unplugged Vacation in America

Maine Windjammer Cruises – The Best Unplugged Vacation in America

For a vacation that will renew your vigor, reset your internal clock and put you in touch with the commanding natural beauty of coastal Maine, there’s no better choice than to sail aboard one of Maine’s Windjammer Fleet. If you’ve never considered a sailing vacation aboard one of the 9 schooners in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet, you’re missing one of life’s great adventures.

Let me set the stage.

August 7, 2017 | By More