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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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The Subway Swagger

One of the most amazing, complex human creations is the subway system. Sure, here in New York the subway is a little smelly, grimy, rat-ridden, expensive and unreliable on the weekends but we pride ourselves on it anyway. Hey, at least we’re not driving some gas-guzzling SUV and contributing to global warming like our Midwest […]

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When Do You Become A New Yorker?

When does one officially become a New Yorker?  The barriers of entry to the city are pretty low, as evidenced by Kim Kardashian’s recent move to the city in the wake of many California reality stars, but there is something to be said for longevity in this town. Whether or not you are a true […]

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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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Civilized Travel with Amtrak

There is something so comfortable and classy about train travel these days, or maybe that’s just in comparison to the dire state of the battered airline industry.  This past weekend I had the fortune of round-trip Amtrak travel along the Northeast Corridor from NYC to DC. This is a journey my frugal wallet usually takes […]

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Spirit Air: Hell in the Sky

Consider this a Public Service Announcement: Avoid Spirit Airlines at all costs. News broke today that Spirit Airlines will be charging $45 each way for carry-on luggage that doesn’t fit in the seat below you. Roller boards be damned!  Yes, this is rather ridiculous, but if you have ever flown with Spirit you would probably […]

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Bedbug. Actual size is .25 inches

Nighty, night. Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Turns out, the phrase comes from somewhere and it isn’t pretty. These little blood-sucking insects live in your mattress and feed off you unnoticed while you sleep, leaving a wake of itchy, mosquito-ish bites. As if that isn’t miserable enough, to get rid of these suckers (literally) it will probably cost you over $1,000. The […]

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