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Mount Snow Winter Getaway (Post 2 of 2)

Just when most skiers head inside the lodge to sip a hot chocolate or a beer, my crew set out to explore the mountain from a new vantage point: the snowmobile. I always thought one of the greatest aspects of skiing was the speed you gain flying down the mountain. I only feel satisfied when […]

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Mount Snow Winter Getaway (Post 1 of 2)

For as much time as people spend trying to get into NYC, many New Yorkers seem just as eager to leave it—if only for the weekend. When the winter snow turns a greasy grey in the city, it’s time to head for the pristine white snow on the slopes, and Mount Snow, VT provides a […]

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Zee Blizzard of 2010

As it turns out, there’s a bit of snow in the Northeast right now. So much, in fact, that news stations have taken to calling it Blizzageddon, Snowpacolypse, or, the PC version courtesy of CNBC, The 2010 Winter Storm of Epic Proportions. Whatever branding you fancy, it’s pretty clear that NYC is buried. All airports […]

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Montauk in October: Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Bisque

While most New Yorkers prefer to head to the Long Island beach towns throughout the summer, my friend’s family has a standing Columbus Day weekend out in Montauk, the end of the south fork of Long Island.  Montauk has been dubbed as the town “Where the Hamptons Relax.” Though I think this phrase is taken […]

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Summer Float Trip: If You Give A Duck a Cheeto… It Will Just Want More

The summer float trip is a longstanding tradition among my friends. This activity started back in college, on the Huzzah River in the lovely, lush state of Missouri. Every summer we would pack our coolers, always with ample booze and Cheetos and hit the rapids. By rapids I mean the slowest river you could possibly […]

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A Real Jersey Shore Weekend

Thanks to MTV’s latest reality stars, the Jersey Shore now has national recognition and plenty of camera crews running around Seaside Heights trying to capture the hair poofs, fist pumps and fights!  Long before the Situation and Snooki came to the scene, however, my aunt fell in love with the beach and left the Midwest […]

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A Quick City Escape to Governors Island

My friend and I had an appetite for exploration last Saturday and set our sights on Governors Island, this odd little drop of land in the New York City harbor accessible by a short ferry ride. We knew very little about Governors Island except that it was once used by the U.S. Army and Coast […]

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No A/C in AC: A Night in Atlantic City

I boarded the bus to Atlantic City on Saturday afternoon with a sunglasses, a Starbuck’s Double Shot and a dream.  This trip had been talked about for years and finally we decided to pull the trigger for my roommate, Hillary Clinton’s birthday celebration.  The brilliance of this bus company, Academy Bus,  is not to be missed. Every […]

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Catching Seashells, Sunburns & Summer at Fire Island

When my friend offered up her family’s beach house for a weekend getaway on Fire Island, I quickly set aside my beach towel and sun hat as motivation to get to Friday.  Up until this point my perception of Fire Island was shaped by (1.) a scene from the ridiculous movie What Happens in Vegas […]

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How to Move Your Life Across the Country

Despite eager efforts to grow up and embrace adulthood, I have come to the realization that the school year is the unit of time by which I, and all my friends, still live. This means looming May graduations bring the promise of more East Coast transplants!  As excited as I am to have more friends […]

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