Beyond the Boroughs

by / on December 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Make a Pit Stop at Nashville’s Embers Ski Lodge

Thinking of visiting Nashville, Tennessee? Make sure to stop in at Embers Ski Lodge. It’s not exactly a ski lodge, which is what initially came to mind when I was introduced to the recently opened establishment. It’s your soon-to-be favorite Pacific Northwest-inspired bar and restaurant. Located in the trendy 12South neighborhood, Embers offers the warmth and camaraderie of a ski lodge […]

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by / on November 25, 2016 at 11:55 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Making Holiday Traveling a Breeze

We’ve gotten over the Thanksgiving hump, which means the holidays are upon us. For many of us, this means traveling. Whether going to visit the family, hitting the slopes or jetting off to a faraway island, it can be quite a shlep to pack up and move. DesireList, our new favorite shoppable wishlist website, makes it easier to get packing […]

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by / on August 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Plan a Getaway to Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a great weekend destination for those seeking a wine, spirits, and food adventure! You could certainly spend just a day here, but due to the 2.5 hour drive from New York, it’s best to try and spend the night. Stay at a cozy B&B, shop in Peddler’s Village, or take a hike up some of the beautiful […]

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by / on July 25, 2016 at 11:40 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Kitchen Sink Packs a Punch in a Delicate Space

Formerly referred to under the umbrella of “upstate New York,” Beacon, a small town in the Hudson River Valley, is undergoing a cultural facelift. A different kind of gentrification is occurring here, one that allows Beacon to shine, embracing its quirkiness and its distinct personality that separates it from the rest of the towns dotting the landscape of this lush […]

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by / on May 13, 2016 at 11:50 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

“Ghost” Revival in Lancaster, PA

On Saturday I had the honor of visiting Lancaster, PA to watch a rework of the musical adaptation of “Ghost.” This one seemed to focus more on the story and be less about the spectacle. If you saw “Ghost” on Broadway, you know exactly what I am talking about when I say they want to focus on the story instead […]

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by / on March 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

A Breathtaking Wine Getaway at Holman Ranch

What’s better than staying on a wine vineyard? Answer: nothing. After our recent trip to the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, we ventured a short 15 minute car ride away to the lovely Holman Ranch. Located in Carmel Valley, Holman Ranch, also known as “casa escondida” because of its hard to spot location in the hills, lies on 400 acres, […]

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by / on March 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

A Charming Getaway at Hofsas House Hotel

With 45 inns to choose from in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, it can be tricky business deciding where to stay. If you’re looking for a charming, European-style bed & breakfast, family-run Hofsas House Hotel welcomes guests with open arms. Founded by Donna Hofsas over six decades ago, the inn remains in the family and is now run by her granddaughter Carrie Theis, […]

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by / on March 14, 2016 at 11:25 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Escape to Carmel-by-the-Sea in California

Nothing beats escaping the winter doldrums and we recently were treated to an amazing getaway in Monterey County, California, where we visited both Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley. Carmel-by-the-Sea is the definition of quaint, comprised of just one square mile on the Monterey Peninsula. With no street numbers, houses are instead designated with cutesy names like Sea Daze and Suntrap, but […]

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by / on January 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Pack Your Bags & Travel in Style in 2016

The start of a new year brings people the joy of looking forward to all the travel and trips they get to take in the coming year. This time of year can be busy for both travel and travel planning, so why not give a gift that never goes out of style, and can also help you manifest a truly amazing future vacation. […]

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by / on January 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Explore Exotic India on the Ganges Voyager II

Looking for an exotic getaway for the New Year? Look no further – hop aboard Uniworld‘s newest luxury river cruise ship, the Ganges Voyager II, for a 13-day trip along India’s Ganges River. Uniworld is a boutique cruise line that offers destination river cruise itineraries throughout Europe, Asia, and Russia. But what makes this a boutique cruise line exactly? Uniworld […]

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