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Farm-To-Table Deliciousness at Cooper’s Mill in Tarrytown, New York

Farm-To-Table Deliciousness at Cooper’s Mill in Tarrytown, New York

As we pulled into a nondescript hotel parking lot in the suburbs of New York, I thought we had merely made a wrong turn and were pulling over to reroute. Continue Reading…

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Learning to Boulder at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

Learning to Boulder at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

The pain in my arms and shoulders the next morning tipped me off to the fact that a couple hours spent at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville, Massachusetts was quite the workout. Continue Reading…

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Getting Artsy + Outdoorsy at Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley

Getting Artsy + Outdoorsy at Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a museum person. While I can appreciate the historical and cultural significance of art, there are very few museums that can hold my attention for more than 30 minutes. I’d rather be out and about doing something than simply looking at paintings or sculptures. But this weekend I discovered an art museum that’s perfect for adventure-loving active travelers: Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley. Continue Reading…

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3 International Travel Experiences You Only Need One Day For

3 International Travel Experiences You Only Need One Day For

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” It’s a travel quote I see constantly on Pinterest and Instagram. But how many people actually make it everywhere? In truth, hardly anyone. First of all, going “everywhere” is virtually impossible, but even if we just break it down to countries, the chance that the average person will reach all 190+ countries in their lifetime is slim. Many people set travel goals like “25 counties by 25,” but at that rate they won’t even make it to half the world’s countries in their lifetime. How crazy is that?! Continue Reading…

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Perfect Fall Day Trip: Hiking & an Apple Cider Mill in the Hudson Valley

Perfect Fall Day Trip: Hiking & an Apple Cider Mill in the Hudson Valley

New England gets all the buzz for its beautiful foliage in the fall, but as a native New Englander, I think New York state is a serious contender for most stunning views during my favorite season. The Hudson Valley in particular is breathtaking, as you’re able to pull over along the side of the road and snap photos of the changing leaves on the mountains across the river. Continue Reading…

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