This article originally appeared on Medium.com. Visit the link here.  Hey, have you heard the news? No one is traveling. And we don’t know when they will get a green light to do so in the future. So what’s a local tourism promotion agency or chamber of commerce tasked with increasing visits and revenue to their travel partners within a specific geographic area to do? First, I would say, “don’t panic,” but you’ve tried that….

Please bookmark this page and come back! With the travel restrictions on us, we can understand the disappointed wanderlust of having a long-awaited vacation postponed. Once you get the green light to travel again, we thought we’d give you a few ideas for local spots that have the international flavor or similar terrain. Believe it or not, the northeast region is full of hidden gems that elicit comparisons of Tuscan wine country, Swiss mountains, Dutch…

Need a few moments of respite from the global health crisis? Consider ordering local wine and cheese delivered to your home from New York’s Backyard Garden—the rolling vineyards and farms of Central New Jersey, just an hour’s drive, or overnight delivery, from your doorstep. “New Jersey is producing some of the best wines in the east,” wrote the Wine Enthusiast a couple of years ago.  “New Jersey’s top estates are producing some of the best…

Above Photo: GrowNYC 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 a drive,…

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 a drive, pick up curbside…

Happy International Women’s Day, EscapeMakers! As a women-owned and -operated company, EscapeMaker loves any excuse to celebrate the women business owners, producers, makers and entrepreneurs that we cross paths with on a daily basis. Join us in celebrating this special day by taking part in the ALL-WOMEN LED, first ever Virtual Agritourism Training. Fourteen women industry experts joined forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations…

In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets. Come out to La Marqueta on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm! The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. La Marqueta’s rich blend of community, culture, and cuisine continues to thrive in what…

Photo Above: Eat Gai In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets, which will kick off at Essex Market on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm. The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. For…

The cold and grey days have settled in and now, more than ever, we’re seriously in need of a weekend getaway! Winter just outside New York City is such a magical time — cozy up by the fire at a bed and breakfast, sip local wine, explore the snow-covered mountains and waterfalls, and so much more. Check out our monthly escape inspiration below and get going on your next getaway! February 7th: Downtown Ithaca Craft…

Sherburne, New York, is a one-stoplight town. But, that red circle isn’t the only reason for pause. It’s not unusual for drivers to make a U-turn when they see the large sign that reads “BEER” on the side of Bullthistle Brewing Co. And those otherwise passers-through are rewarded for their efforts. There’s nothing trendy about the craft beer Charlie Anderson makes here or the creative dishes Co-Owner Brad Taft creates. It’s simply food and beverage…