Leaving NY

Your Summer Roadtrip: Wine Tasting in the Hudson Valley

Looking to do a day trip out of the city this summer, but not sure where to go? I’m not much of an oenophile, but to me, nothing beats doing a few wine tastings at picturesque vineyards on a warm summer day. Over the years, I’ve gone on several excursions to the various vineyards that dot the gorgeous Hudson Valley ... Read More »

What The Monopoly Properties Look Like In Real Life

Whenever I played Monopoly as a kid, I used to love imagining what the game’s city would look like in real life. I remember thinking of Mediterranean and Baltic as being these short, run-down alleys ala West Side Story, while Pennsylvania Ave and the other greens as Fifth Avenue-style apartment buildings. What I didn’t know back then was that the ... Read More »

Escape From New York: Roadtrip Pennsylvania!

Looking to get out of the city, but not sure where to go? I’m a big fan of mini-roadtripping outside of New York, and this day-long excursion to Pennsylvania is one of my all-time favorites. Here’s the itinerary. ROADTRIP PENNSYLVANIA Destination #1: Yuengling Brewery – 501 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA First stop on the agenda is the Yuengling Brewery, the ... Read More »

Abandoned On A Desert Island: A Trip To Dry Tortugas

Back to the New York stuff next Monday, but I wanted to close my series of road trip posts with two really special places we saw just before we headed home. On our last day in Key West, we decided to visit Dry Tortugas National Park. Unfortunately, we got some bad news as we arrived at the ferry… The ferry ... Read More »

Key West

We started off our day in Key West on Duval Street, the main drag… …and immediately saw a rooster nearly get hit by a car. Read More »

The Most Unlikely Highway in America

I was really excited for today’s 97 mile drive from Key Largo to Key West, because it would take us on one of the most unlikely highways in the United States: the Overseas Highway, the southernmost portion of the East Coast’s Route 1. Read More »

Back In Time In South Beach

We took off for Miami via the Turnpike – unfortunately, not the prettiest drive… A lot of people (including Vanilla Ice) recommended taking A1A, the old coastal route, for a portion of the journey to see both time worn and still popular beach towns. Unfortunately, I think we got on it a bit too close to Miami… …as all we ... Read More »