Above image credit: AllSheCooks.com After several months stuck at home due to COVID-19, it’s understandable that you might want to get away for a bit. If you do decide to hit the road, you should take caution. Here’s how to help safeguard yourself from coronavirus while traveling. Consider where you’re going and who you’re traveling with “When planning a trip, it’s important to research the current COVID-19 status in the area,” says CityMD physician, Dr….

EscapeMaker.com, a guide to local farm, food, wine and craft beverage getaways within a day’s drive or train ride from New York City for the last 20 years, is partnering with local Northeast inns and bed & breakfasts to give away free local vacations to healthcare workers and first responders amid the pandemic. The first iteration of this multi-part giveaway included a grand prize of a two-night weekend getaway to Rushmore Estate, a mansion with…

Above photo: Sullivan Catskills Many summer vacations have been disrupted and July 4th celebrations have been canceled for this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out of your apartment and enjoy a day trip or long weekend away from home! Check out some ideas below for escapes you can make while social distancing this upcoming holiday weekend. Please note that businesses may be offering abnormal hours of operation and/or specific rules due to…

Although the EscapeMaker berry-picking tours were canceled this year due to Covid-19, that doesn’t mean you can’t escape to the beautiful farms outside NYC this summer and pick berries on your own. Right now is prime strawberry season and soon the farms will be booming with blueberries, raspberries, cherries and more. Check out this list below of some berry-picking favorites and make plans to escape this weekend for some farm fresh fun. Please note that…

Greig Farm in the Hudson Valley has been open to the public for pick-your-own fruits and vegetables for more than 70 years. Particularly as we are looking for more activities to enjoy while social distancing, spending time outdoors on a farm is an ideal option this spring, summer and fall. Pick farm fresh fruits and vegetables, shop the farmers market, feed the goats, wander the grounds, and enjoy the bucolic Hudson Valley! The pick-your-own season…

While the last few months may have looked quite different from the bustling, weekend getaway-filled spring season we’re used to, there are still so many ways to enjoy the summer in New York State. Even while social distancing, the Sullivan Catskills is ripe with activities and experiences for you and your family. Fly fish, kayak, swim, bike, dine outside or grab some local beer & cider to go for a picnic in the mountains. The…

Above Photo: Taughannock Falls State Park Courtesy of Visit Ithaca How can you support all our farmers, food, wine, craft beverage producers and local travel destinations during this uncertain time? If you can’t travel locally, buy their products online! They rely on your business to keep food on their tables just like we rely on their businesses to literally keep food on OUR tables. Crowds are low, prices are right, the air is fresh and…

In support of #GivingTuesdayNow and National Tourism Week #SpiritOfTravel, EscapeMaker is offering 200 all-access passes (7+ hours of education) to their agritourism training platform to farmers, innkeepers and local travel destinations for a $1 or a Name-Your-Price contribution to help them prepare for when the public can travel again. BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PRWEB) MAY 04, 2020 EscapeMaker, a consumer online resource for local farm, food and beverage getaways within a day’s drive or train ride from New…

In support of National Tourism Week @SpiritofTravel, the public can nominate their deserving friend, colleague, family or community hero to win a free local getaway in the NYC tri-state area from EscapeMaker and lodging partners ­ – once local travel is green-lighted again. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to local farm, food, wine and craft beverage getaways within a day’s drive or train ride from New York City for the last 20 years, is partnering with local…

Above photo: Beekman 1802 Mercantile How can you support all our farmers, food, wine, craft beverage producers and local travel destinations during this uncertain time? If you can’t travel locally, buy their products online! They rely on your business to keep food on their tables just like we rely on their businesses to literally keep food on OUR tables. Crowds are low, prices are right, the air is fresh and spirits are high! So take…