In this new "Travel SOS" video, I look at the upsides of booking in Brooklyn, N.Y.
L.E.S. means something else up north.
Notorious as a hub for not only cultural activities but also foodie-ism gone rampant, the Big Apple's options are so vast, they could make even the most seasoned traveler run back to the airport. But fear not - we've come up with a handy guide on where to eat near all the big sights.
Williamsburg is a neighborhood partially frozen in transition. The boom brought in a new set of glass-and-steel high rises, but the 2009 bust stopped much of the development in its tracks.
It seems that getting a freebie really does make you happy.
With Greenpoint's large Polish population, you can close your eyes, inhale the scents from nearby bakeries and feel like you're in Europe. Then a hipster walks by.
Looking like they were removed from the Scottish countryside or constructed as set dressing for a Shakespearean play, the remnants of the gothic hospital are a site to see: Ivy encrusted walls and high archways greet the few visitors that make it here.
I couldn't wait to return to the Adirondacks this summer and see another, greener side of the High Peaks region. After Hurricane Irene, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found business as wonderfully usual over Labor Day weekend.
"She walked along the streets of the city, excited, at home, soaking in all the million tides of New York without fear, with constant wonder." - Irwin...
Sinterklaas Rhinebeck, a reprisal of an old Dutch tradition, is everything you want in a village holiday celebration.
From time to time, we all need a little pampering to renew our spirits and refresh our souls. The trick is to live deluxe but not pay five star prices.