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Eating in Rockaway Beach, Queens

June 30, 2023
View of Rockaway Beach, Queens, right after sunset

Food vendors and restaurants in the Rockaways have only gotten better over the years. Here’s where to eat this summer, and beyond. For New Yorkers, hitting the beach on sunny summer days offers some much-needed wide-open, saltwater respite from the urban jungle we call home. But when it’s a beach you can take public transit too, we are rightfully a little smug. Rockaway Beach, right off the A…

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The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark in NY, Plus Monticello Restaurants

May 25, 2022
Dinner at Harvey's Wallbanger at the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark

Just two hours north of New York City, the Monticello area offers families an incredible weekend escape, thanks to the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, Resorts World Catskills, and local downtown restaurants.  This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors’ Association. Seventy-five miles north of New York City, the Monticello of New York (pronounced “Mon-teh-seh-low,” in case you’re wondering) has long been best known for its Raceway,…

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The Winter (and Holiday) Guide to the Sullivan Catskills

December 9, 2021
A snow-covered hand-painted dove on the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail

From skiing and snowshoeing to holiday light shows and local mulled cider, here are all the top things to do this cold-weather season in the Sullivan Catskills. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. Tis the season to bundle up, wander the snow-covered woods, and sip a hand-warming drink afterward. Or shop till you drop at a holiday market featuring local artisans and food producers.…

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Best Places for Fall Fun in the Sullivan Catskills

October 7, 2021
A beautiful early-fall shot of a lake in the Sullivan Catskills with end-of-summer wildflowers and colorful-leaved trees

Apples, pumpkins, leaf-peeping, cider drinking, hiking—tis the season for some of our favorite seasonal activities, in one of our favorite parts of New York state. Here’s how to do fall in the Sullivan Catskills, just two hours from NYC. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. Fall is a magical time in the Northeast. But there’s something about the tree-carpeted Sullivan Catskills—crisscrossed by rivers and…

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Greenwood Lake: Things to Do

September 2, 2020
View of Greenwood Lake from a lake house

What to do, eat, and drink in pretty Greenwood Lake, just a little over an hour’s drive from New York City. This page contains affiliate links—if you book through them, we may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Summer 2020 was, among other things, the summer of local travel for many of us, and 2021 will continue that trend. I know our…

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In Port Antonio, Jamaica: Jerk Chicken, Mellow Beaches & a Toddler

March 15, 2015

Team EYW visited Port Antonio, where the Blue Mountains meet the sea in northeast Jamaica, to cover the north coast’s local foods for this site. The birthplace of jerk, this gorgeously green, serene region is one that rewards an exploratory spirit—even if you have a two-year-old in tow.

To be perfectly honest, we arrived to Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s lush northeast coast, a little beaten down. Scott and I…