New York

As our second home, New York is a place we have explored and know like the back of our hands. In these posts we’ll share the expected, but also the unexpected things this crazy town has to offer.

11 top things to see and do at beautiful North Fork Long Island, Provencal France meets New York

North Fork, Long Island, is New York’s little slice of Provence or Napa Valley, situated on the Long Island Sound within a few hours from Manhattan. North Fork Long Island is 30 miles of Long Island land that is closer in character to France than New York, with its wineries, apple orchards, lavender fields, chateau-like mansions, trawler-fresh seafood, and couture...

Beacon NY, a 2-day guide for a New York weekend escape.

Beacon NY is an upstate escape that offers a relaxing respite from the bright lights and buzz of Manhattan. Taking a weekend break or even a day trip to Beacon NY is easy and rewarding, being just two hours from NYC. It’s a small town in Duchess County, on the MTA Metro-North line that is home to the DIA contemporary art museum. It’s kind of small-town that’s large...

Jones Beach shows, surf, and sun at Long Island New York

See the best live music at the Jones Beach shows at the Northwell Theater at Jones Beach. Some of Long Island’s best beaches and a 15,000-seat arena make Jones Beach worthy of at least one summer trip a year. Surf’s Up! There are two main aspects of Jones Beach for a visitor: the beach and the venue. The beach is at a point on the island devoid of local shops...

Mermaid Inn NYC. Fresh seafood in a charming setting.

If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, the Mermaid Inn NYC Oyster Bar really delivers. One of the earliest sites of the Mermaid Inn NYC was in Greenwich Village. It is now only open in Chelsea and the Upper West Side. Mermaid Inn NYC is a refreshing take on seafood. Coming from Australia’s east coast, we were brought up on prawns and tropical and reef fish. Lobsters and...