Category: Escape from New York

30 Reasons to Visit Switzerland

Swiss Cities Immaculate might be the perfect way to describe cities in Switzerland. I was hard-pressed to find so much as a stray wrapper as I walked around and explored. Transportation within and between cities is also a thing of (Swiss) precision. The trains are on-time, run consistently […]

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Spring In Switzerland

There are plenty of direct flights and deals from New York City area airports to Switzerland. With a flight time of just under 8 hours outbound, Switzerland should be a consideration for your next trip. On a recent adventure to the country, I was able to visit 4 […]

A Magical Experience: Touring German Christmas Markets

For a number of years friends and family have told me I must go see the Christmas Markets in Germany.  ‘Magical’ was the adjective most frequently used to describe the markets.  ‘Special’ came in a close second, then ‘amazing’ and ‘phenomenal’ was never in short supply either.   With these types of recommendations, how could I pass up the chance to book a flight and spend 5 days visiting 3 different markets in Germany?  

Visit Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown

Lyndhurst Mansion is around a 45 minutes train ride on Metro-North from Grand Central Station.  Off-peak roundtrip train tickets will cost around $21.  A quick taxi ride from the Tarrytown train station to the mansion entrance is $7.  A one hour small group guided tour of the mansion is $18.  While this day trip upstate will cost you around $50, I would recommend it for the architectural and New York history as well as just walking around the grounds and taking pictures.