Daytripper: The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

A little over an hour north of us is an annual event which extends from late September until Thanksgiving weekend called the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. It’s a trail of hundreds of carved and lit up pumpkins placed in different scenes, such as a field of dinosaurs or a tree full of owls. Add spooky […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Governor’s Island

Governor’s Island may be the easiest day trip from Brooklyn that really feels like you gone further. Just a quick ferry ride from Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge park and you are on a car-less island filled with activities and sights to see. We took a trip over on Saturday, which was a gorgeous sunny […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Kedler’s Farm

It’s apple picking season and there are so many farms in driving distance around the New York and New Jersey area. You can easily find one an hour or so away but we drove just a tad further to avoid the crowds. Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson, NY is just under 2 hours if you leave […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Statue of Liberty Crown Visit

You don’t know how many people we’ve talked to who have lived here for decades and have not visited some New York sights, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. So many of us consider those to be “tourist attractions” but we decided to brave the lines and go visit Lady […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley, with it’s idyllic small towns overlooking the river, is only a 90 minute drive from us and a perfect day trip if you want to get away from the city and find some peace and quiet. There are plenty of options for all types of activities but for a general view of […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Wave Hill

We took our own advice from last Monday’s blog and headed over to Wave Hill in the Bronx on Sunday and it was a gorgeous day to be outside! Flowering trees have sprouted buds and blossoms and, though most trees were still bare, there were plenty of flowers to stop and smell. This remains one […]

A Sunny Weekend Ahead!

It’s the second week of April and we have been checking our 5 day forecast everyday waiting for a spring-like day and we finally see something happening on the horizon! The weekend is looking like it will get into the mid 60s. We know that these predictions can change but after walking around in 40 […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Staten Island Children’s Museum

Last week we wrote a blog about visiting the Staten Island Museum. In these record low temperatures we were looking to combat cabin fever and also for a refuge from the brisk outdoors and holiday crowds. Well, it’s still freezing out and we are all still looking for places to visit. Here is one for […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Staten Island Museum

With these frigid temperatures we’ve all been getting cabin fever indoors.  Museums in Manhattan have been super crowded with tourists so we decided to take a day-trip out to our neighboring borough to the southwest for a quiet museum experience. The Staten Island Museum is a lovely mixture of art, history and science exhibits in […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Muscoot Farm

There are so many farms, gardens, and estates to visit in the Westchester and Hudson Valley area and Muscoot Farm is one of the loveliest.  It’s an expansive site with every kind of farm animal you could imagine, historic barns, and trails.  You can walk along the grounds and looks at their pigs, cows, chickens […]