Local Getaways

Vibrant staycation at the Radio Hotel in Washington Heights

We’re sure by now the vibrant colors of the Radio Hotel have caught your eye when driving through Washington Heights. This 221 room hotel is the first full-service boutique hotel in the Heights–and with modern rooms and a restaurant straight outta Santo Domingo downstairs, it’s the perfect staycation idea. The hotel and restaurant recently hosted me for an overnight stay, and it did not disappoint. I’ve been to Jalao in

How to experience waterfront glamping in Brooklyn

By now you should be familiar with the term glamping– a combination of glamorous and camping. Essentially, it’s camping but with amenities not typically associated with traditional camping. You might be familiar with the bell tents often used, but there are all kinds of tiny house structures that can still count as “glamping”- and I recently had the chance to experience staying in an upcycled shipping container in Brooklyn right

Winter Trip to Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, sits along the Susquehanna River. The river, which was once home to the Susquehannock tribe, is the longest river on the East Coast of the United States and runs through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. So it’s no wonder that Harrisburg has played a huge role in American history- including the American Civil War and Industrial Revolution. This makes Harrisburg a great region to bring

Christmas Fun in Connecticut: Holiday Lights & Santa Express

This past weekend, we took a drive two hours north of the Bronx for some holiday fun in Connecticut. Covered in white from a previous snowfall, the decorated small towns along with the Holiday Lights and Santa Express train ride made for the perfect holiday getaway. Where We Stayed: Courtyard Southington The Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce and Santa Express at the Railroad Museum of New England are around 20

Family Escape Upstate at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Some of you may remember Pinegrove Ranch from your childhood- an all inclusive family resort that opened 40 years ago in Kerhonkson New York, at the foothills of the Catskill mountains. In 2018, the ranch was taken over by a former barn manager and two prior guests (how cool is that!)- and is now called Pine Ridge Dude Ranch- making it possible for those nostalgic family vacations to continue on.

Glamping at Camp Rockaway

  When I was in the third grade, we packed up our house and moved across the country to southern California. Just a few minutes from the beach, I spent most of those years perfecting my boogie boarding technique and building sand castles. Fast forward to now, one of my favorite places to go in the summer is Rockaway Beach in Queens. The chill surfer community vibes remind me of

Visiting Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes

  Made up of 11 lakes, the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York is around 4.5 hours north of the Bronx. Located at the base of Seneca Lake sits the village of  Watkins Glen. Home of the infamous Watkins Glen State Park and Watkins Glen International racetrack, it is a great place to start when exploring the region. We recently used the online booking platform Glamping Hub to book

Winter Trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania

  While planning our recent trip to Hershey Pennsylvania, I had one thing on my mind- chocolate! Hershey is known for it’s awesome theme park, Chocolate World, and the infamous Hershey Lodge- but what I hadn’t known was the amazing story of the town and of Mr. Milton Hershey himself. During our trip I quickly realized there was a lot more to the reason why Hershey is known as the

Holiday Fun at Shady Brook Farm

  If you’re looking for a little holiday adventure, check out the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania. A little under 2 hours from the Bronx, this working farm has a spectacular light show, Christmas trees, a farmers market, and lots of firepits for making s’mores and sipping hot cocoa.     The light show costs $30 per car ride, and they also have wagon rides

From the Bronx to Boston: Trip Ideas & New Direct Bus Service

  Did you know that there is a bus to Boston right here in the Bronx? It’s called Catch-a-Ride and it leaves from the front of Pelham Bay Park! No more trekking out of the way to Manhattan, only to pass right through the Bronx on the way up. The bus currently leaves from Brooklyn and then heads to the Bronx on Fridays, and returns Sunday afternoons- dropping off passengers

Camping at Wildwood State Park

  We are by no means camping veterans. We’ve had our fair share of glamping and tiny house adventures, but until recently- we had yet to sleep in an actual tent aside from that one night at the Bronx Zoo. But when Aldi had an amazing deal on an 8 person tent, I immediately called my friend and told her to grab one so we could plan that camping trip we’ve

Riverside Glamping at the Shawnee Inn in the Poconos

  If you’re looking for a camping experience but aren’t quite ready to head to the wild, look no further than Riverside Glamping at the Shawnee Inn. If you recall last summer we experienced their Island Glamping, so this time around we brought the kids along and headed back to try out their Riverside option. Located right on the Delaware River, the Shawnee Inn offers glamping tents where friends, families,