Travel

Feel the Hygge: 9 Luxurious Log Cabins Across the U.S.

There’s something inherently cozy about log cabins, with their rustic simplicity and proximity to nature. For those who like the idea of a back-to-the-basics vacation more than the reality of it, consider a log cabin hotel. They offer all the charm of a simple A-frame structure in the middle...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:14pm

Your ultimate guide to experiencing Nantucket in the fall

The picturesque cobblestone streets of Nantucket are freshly painted with fall leaves. Now is the time to plan your trip to the charming New England island. If you thought the whale-shaped isle was beautiful in the summer, you haven’t seen it in autumn—there’s plenty to do! Here...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:27pm

New travel guide details spookiest spots in New England

New England is worth visiting all year around, but the region really thrives in autumn with its picturesque fall foliage, seasonal activities like apple picking, and of course, its haunted history. There are plenty of spooky sites throughout New England, and authors Summer Paradis and Sandra...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:13pm

Meet ‘Connie,’ the very first TWA Hotel guest

The very first guest of the forthcoming TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is checking in months before its doors officially open next spring — and she’s never actually checking out. Meet “Connie,” a newly restored 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane, which will become a unique...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:08pm

Free Solo star Alex Honnold shares his favorite places to climb around the world

Rock climbing isn’t for the faint of heart, especially if you plan on scaling a mountain without any ropes or harnesses. However, if you’re Alex Honnold, it’s just a typical day at work. The acclaimed climber – who always seems to keep his cool – is the subject of the...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 3:28pm

New coalition wants AirTrain LGA to become a reality

LaGuardia Airport is the only major East Coast airport without a direct rail connection, so getting there can often feel as long as that security line or trip to get to your final destination. However, a newly formed coalition aims to change that by throwing its support behind Gov. Cuomo’s...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:38pm

Google Maps commute wants to make your trip to work a lot easier

Did you know that most people spend more than an hour traveling to and from work each day, which adds up to the equivalent of a two-week vacation? While that time spent traveling sadly won’t earn you any actual time off, a new Google Maps commute feature aims to make your journey a whole lot...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:42pm

A year after Hurricane Maria, ‘Puerto Rico is writing a comeback story’

Before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, the Caribbean island was a popular destination known for its beaches, vibrant culture and natural beauty. But amid this week’s flood of first-anniversary coverage, some of which you may see right here in Metro, residents and tourism...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:07am

This map reveals when every state reaches Peak Fall Foliage 2018

Whether or not you’re sad to see summer end, fall is always ready to charm you with spectacular displays of color as leaves turn from green to yellow to blazing red before bowing out for the year. So get ready for your leaf-peeping road trips because the map of when every state in the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 4:15pm

Andrew Zimmern on how a big tip changed his life

Traveling chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern may be known best for devouring wild entrées and delacacies from all over the world on his long-running Travel Channel show Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern. But with his new show Big Food Truck Tip on the Food Network he is on a new journey all...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:08pm

Here are the worst times to travel for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is nigh, which means that you may be hitting the road to squeeze in one more ounce of fun before summer unofficially comes to a close this weekend. As millions of other Americans are expected to be traveling alongside you, there’s a very good chance your Labor Day weekend will...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:20am

Everything you need to know about Legoland New York

The Northeast hasn’t had a new theme park in decades, but all that will change with the arrival of Legoland New York in Spring 2020. Located in upstate New York, the $350 million theme park will be the largest of Merlin Entertainments’ nine Legoland parks located all over the world,...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 2:15am

Everything you need to know about Burning Man 2018

Out in the Nevada desert, a small utopia has been created by people who wish the shed the social, cultural and financial constructs of our organized society. Oh yes, it's time for these people to make their pilgrimage to Black Rock City for Burning Man 2018, the long-running arts and...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:32pm

Iconic FAO Schwarz returns with LaGuardia Airport store

Get ready to make some music on that infamous piano mat: FAO Schwarz is returning to New York City later this year when the iconic toy store sets up shop at LaGuardia Airport. FAO Schwarz, which closed its Fifth Avenue flagship in July 2015, is among the first retailers moving into Terminal B at...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

JetBlue is offering cheap flight tickets for as low as $34

If you’re looking to book last minute cheap flight tickets, there’s still time left to score a cheap flight travel deal with Jet Blue’s special fall preview flash sale, with some flight deals costing less than a bus or train ticket. JetBlue launched a two-day special flash sale...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:36am

Hudson Valley a luxury bus ride away with new Catskill Carriage route

Longing to escape the sweltering New York City summer for the fresh air and bucolic landscapes of the Hudson Valley? It may soon be easier to do sans car thanks to a new bus route pilot from Catskill Carriage. On Aug. 3, Catskill Carriage will test run its aptly named Hudson Valley Escape at 3 p.m...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:33pm

This is the busiest travel day at JFK Airport

New York City is home to three major airports that are, most days, hectic to travel in and out of just about any day of the year, but there is one summer day that is more chaotic and busy than most at JFK Airport. And that day is Saturday, July 14, according to 2017 data from AirHelp, a global air...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:53am

How to avoid the worst NYC 4th of July travel traffic

New Yorkers are pretty accustomed to crowds, but even if you’re used to getting stuck in (foot) traffic on the subway stairs during your morning commute, you don’t want to waste the precious time of your 4th of July travel plans sitting bumper-to-bumper on the bridge. According to AAA...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:37am

I Tried to be Body Positive. Here’s How It Went

I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life, so when I was offered the trip of a lifetime to spend a long weekend in Grand Cayman, I knew I had to work on being more body positive. So I made a pact with myself to not let myself — and my long-unhealthy mindset...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:02am

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama solve the world's problems over $6 noodles in Vietnam

When it comes to impressing an important dinner guest, the right venue is everything. And when you're globetrotting chef Anthony Bourdain, you know the best places don't have to be fussy, white-tablecloth affairs. Last night, Bourdain posted a photo of himself and President Barack Obama...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:42pm