I think the most telling thing about the region is what it’s called: Pays-Basque, or Basque Country. I like to think it’s a little dig to the Netherlands (Pays-Bas), like hey–one region in France has just as much as your whole country! But Pays-Basque really does have quite a lot to offer.
The surfing Meetup group that our friend Stefan runs was getting Skudin Surf to give a free surf lesson to newbie surfers at Long Beach, Long Island. I was a little nervous about going by myself but I finally RSVP'ed.
How to do the Loire Valley by bike, by hot air balloon, or by staying in a castle!
Reserving train tickets in France can be daunting due to lack of information on the internet and supply-based pricing on the SNCF and TGV. But follow these basic rules and you'll be fine.
A public service announcement on how to get to Beauvais, the airport for the budget airlines Ryanair, Wizzair and BlueAir.
For many, fall conjures up childhood memories of pumpkin picking, mugs of apple cider, hayrides and corn mazes. Just an hour away on the NJ Transit is Suydam Farms and the Van Liew-Suydam House in Somerset, NJ with all of the above, and an added bonus of beautiful historic architecture.
Urban Escapes, a company run by two friends of mine, Maia Josebachvilli and Bram Levy, brings you “out of the bubble” to places both around the city and internationally that you just won’t find in a guidebook. Recently featured on CNN, Urban Escapes subscribes to “Socially Responsible Travel,” including a “Leave No Trace” policy.
Untapped New York took the Freskills Tour run by the New York City Dept of Parks and Recreation. Construction has only recently begun but we got a glimpse of the site’s potential by traversing the topography below expansive skies.