Dear EscapeMakers – Escape to the mountains! Kaatsbaan Lodge, in Saugerties, is located 100 miles north of NYC along the western edge of the Hudson River, at the base of the Catskill Mountains. Mid-Week rates for an all-inclusive* double room are up to $200 less for a 2-night stay than weekend rates! *(lodging & all meals included) Kids under 3 stay FREE! Kids 4-12, add only $25 per night/child Kids 13-17, add only $50 per…

The holiday season has arrived and it’s time for giving, joy and festivities! There are tons of festivals and celebrations taking place just outside NYC this season. Spend a little extra quality time with your loved ones this year sipping cider and spirits, participating in icy competitions, shopping for local gifts, and more! Check out some of the featured events coming up in December and have yourself a merry little weekend getaway. Taste fresh Wassail…

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…

NEW YORK STATE IS LOOKING FOR THE GREENEST NEW YORKER New York State Launches Inaugural “Greenest New Yorker” Contest NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 – I LOVE NEW YORK, ( www.iloveny.com ), New York State’s tourism promotion agency, and EscapeMaker.com are seeking to celebrate those individuals who are doing their part to keep the Empire State green with the first-ever contest to find “The Greenest New Yorker.” I LOVE NEW YORK is looking for those…