EscapeMaker is hosting a series of local food and craft beverage tasting showcases inside Fulton Stall Market as a fundraiser to benefit the shop and invite the South Street Seaport community to discover the market open daily (11am-6:00pm), and its CSA. To celebrate their Plate & Escape blog series, which launched in the fall of 2017, the EscapeMaker team is bringing together local farmers and producers, along with their artisanal sips and bites, to inspire guests to visit…

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to Union Square Greenmarket for EscapeMaker’s 2nd annual Maple Fest, you were missed! But for those of you were were able to attend and returned home with gallons and gallons of local maple syrup, you might be wondering…what to do with all this sweet, sticky goodness? Although the New York Maple Weekends are over, there are a few  festivals still going on in Vermont (check…

EscapeMaker.com will partner with Dutchess Tourism Inc. to run popular Farm Fresh Tours program with Metro-North Railroad through 2017. EscapeMaker.com, NYC’s guide to local getaways since 2000, announced today that it has secured a contract with Dutchess Tourism, Inc. to administer the development and operation of their successful Dutchess County Farm Fresh Tours program through 2017. For 10 years, Dutchess Tourism, Inc. has operated the Farm Fresh Tours program, which offers guided day trips to…

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and a long weekend around the corner, and Black History Month kicking off on February 1st, now is the perfect time of year to explore some of the incredible black history sites, museums and landmarks the Northeast has to offer. According to New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State was at the forefront of the Underground Railroad movement. It was a major destination for freedom-seekers…

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Fall Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State!   GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE Sept. 30th – Nov. 13th / The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event, the Blaze, returns with more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. Meander through a historic, 18th century riverside landscape at Van Cortlandt Manor! Click here for…

  Dear EscapeMakers – Amtrak’s Dome Car arrives Sept. 29th! Just in time for the leaf peepers, the vintage dome car returns to the Adirondack® service for the fall season through November 1st! An upper level with windows on all sides, as well as overhead, will provide superb panoramic views all the way from Albany, along Lake Champlain and across the border into Montreal! The dome will be available on the northbound Adirondack® on Thursdays,…

EscapeMaker offers getaway ideas within a few hours of New York City by car or by train with a focus on farms, wineries, distilleries, cider and brew trails and culinary tourism! Presented by Amtrak, the EscapeMaker.com Farm Escape Pop Up Shop, located inside the the historic Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport will be open to the public 7 days a week through August! Visitors can pick up discounts on green travel, guides…

By Amy Cariol Featured on Halogen TV Being eco-friendly is relatively easy at home, but when we travel, maintaining these practices becomes a bit trickier. Caylin Sanders, founder of EscapeMaker.com, offers her green travel expertise with eight easy ways to keep environmentally sound practices in tact, no matter where your trips may take you. 1.Take advantage of lodgings that offer bike rentals or will pick you up from the local train or bus station if…

If the Yankees win, New York’s Governor Paterson, I LOVE NY, Amtrak & EscapeMaker.com are sending two lucky baseball fans to Philadelphia! It could be you! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

CYBER SCOUT; Reds and Yellows On the Screen and on the Trees By BOB TEDESCHI Behind football and baseball, leaf watching is perhaps the most popular fall spectator sport, but it involves jostling for prime viewing position. And with each passing autumn, those with Internet connections have an increasing edge over their unwired counterparts in finding the best leaf-gazing spots at the best times. Kaia Monroe, a Brooklyn resident who divides her time between ”freelance…