This is a love story. A story in which a man and a woman fall in love…with a city. But not just any city. The City. We’re often asked what it is, exactly, that engenders such extreme devotion. We might tell you that it represents the best and worst, the heart and bowels, the unvarnished truth about humanity every minute of every hour of every day, and that there is something beautiful and ugly, exhilarating and stifling, about it all at the same time. But that description, honest as it is, falls short. We cannot simply tell you. We must do our best to show you, and that’s precisely what we’ve set out to do here.
Of course, even the most fervent devotee will suffer moments of fatigue. And so, in addition to our adventures in this magnificent “backyard”, we are eager to share with our readers our other passion: that booster shot of rejuvenation we call travel. Because every weary city dweller needs those occasional escapes.
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Our home page displays our posts in reverse chronological order, with the most recent one at the top.
Our Adventures in New York City fall into one of these categories:
Year-round Favorites, which includes places we’ve explored in the city that you can discover for yourself at any point in time, such as museums, institutions, neighborhoods or iconic restaurants. It’s a great section to browse if you’re looking for things to do on a random weekend or if you’re planning a trip to New York City.
Seasonal Favorites, which includes fun events and activities that happen periodically throughout the year. These events may take place monthly, seasonally, annually, or for a specific duration. It’s a great section to browse if you’re looking for fun holiday activities, or if you have specific dates for a future trip to New York City and want to see if any featured events will be ongoing during your visit.
Activities from this category are also highlighted in our Calendar.
Expired Favorites, which includes one-off events or exhibitions that have since closed. Feel free to browse this section if you’re curious about some of the events we’ve enjoyed.
Our Escapes from New York City are categorized by geography:
Weekend Getaways, which includes destinations that are within a few hours of New York City.
US Destinations, which includes destinations within any of the 50 states.
International Destinations, which includes destinations outside the country.
We also have more personal posts where you could get to know us a little better. Our Year End Reviews share our ups and downs along our blogging journey, while our Mad Chatter posts seek to open a dialogue on topics that we’re thinking or talking about.
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