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Mad Hatters NYC - What's This All About?

As we embark on a new year, we thought we'd remind everyone (and ourselves!) why we do this.

This is a love story. A story in which a man and a woman fall in love…with a city. But not just any city. The City. We’re often asked what it is, exactly, that engenders such extreme devotion. We might tell you that it represents the best and worst, the heart and bowels, the unvarnished truth about humanity every minute of every hour of every day, and that there is something beautiful and ugly, exhilarating and stifling, about it all at the same time. But that description, honest as it is, falls short. We cannot simply tell you. We must do our best to show you, and that’s precisely what we’ve set out to do here.

Thank you for joining us on our adventures!
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NoFo FOMO: Why North Fork, Long Island Is The Day Trip From New York City You Won’t Want To Miss

North Fork is New York’s answer to California’s Napa Valley, with over 50 wineries and an infamous Wine Trail where you can enjoy anything from an award-winning Sauvignon Blanc to a crisp rosé while being chauffeured around in a limo. We understand that “wining” is a serious business, but there’s so much more to do in North Fork. While calling it untouched would be quite a stretch, it’s still an easier, more charming alternative to The Hamptons. The local pride is tangible here, and they still serve up genuine hospitality everywhere you go. Here are some fun things to do:.


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A Whole Latte Love: Where to Get Your Morning Coffee Fix in Raleigh, NC

We were recently in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I will admit to a fair bit of pre-trip anxiety. How humid will it be? What should I pack? What if I forget something? Dear Lord, what on earth am I going to do about my morning coffee? My concerns, as it turns out, were completely without merit.

Raleigh has a robust coffee culture. What I mean by this is there are unlimited options available, fantastic local roasters, and expert baristas behind the counters at cafes and coffee shops throughout the city. Here are a few of my favorites from the capital of the Tar Heel State.

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Rain or Shine: Why Storm King Art Center Should Make Your Summer Hit List

Storm King is an awe-inspiring, world-renowned sculpture park located on an immense 500-acre parcel of land with verdant, rolling meadows and dense woodlands. It’s located a brief hour and fifteen minute drive north of Manhattan in the town of Cornwall, NY, which makes it an ideal candidate for our summer series where we outline fun day trips in close proximity to New York City. What makes Storm King unique is the scale at which it joins the innate beauty of two distinct yet interrelated realms: art and nature.

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#newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #summer #daytrip #stormking #sculpturepark
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High Tides and Good Vibes: Why Asbury Park is the Perfect Summer Day Trip from New York City

Everyone loves the summer. Whether you’re a fan of scorching temperatures or not, you can find something about the season to fall in love with: vacations, rooftops, Summer Fridays, or our personal favorite, ice cream errrday. Summer pop-ups are an enduring tradition, from the lemonade stands of our innocent youth, to the trendy outdoor food markets of our fiscally irresponsible adulthood. We want to celebrate, and we want to do it all season long.

When you think of popular summer destinations, there’s generally a beach involved. But if you need more than just surf and sand, then Asbury Park is the destination for you.

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#newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #summer #daytrip # asburypark #njisntboring
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Postcard Perfection: How To Spend A Day In The Charming Athens Neighborhood of Plaka (With Map)

Every major city has a neighborhood both tourists and locals adore, and in Athens that neighborhood is Plaka. We met several locals who spoke reverently about it, and when we got there we immediately understood why. It’s impossible not to be captivated by the cobblestone streets and the brightly colored buildings juxtaposed against the vibrant bougainvillea plants. Plaka is Athens’ oldest neighborhood, and its classic beauty draws quite a crowd. There are innumerable restaurants and shops vying for your attention (and your dollar!), and it’s easy to miss the true gems. But fear not: here’s a walking tour to highlight the best this delightful neighborhood has to offer.

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#travel #travelblog #athens #greece #thisisathens #visitgreece #plaka
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More Rainbow Chasing: 2018 Street Art Photos from The Bushwick Collective

For the past couple years, we’ve found ourselves in Brooklyn in early June, just as the summer has begun in earnest. It’s no coincidence that it happens to be around the time of The Bushwick Collective’s Annual Block Party. The Bushwick Collective is still one of our favorite street art destinations in New York City. In last year’s post, we suggested that if our readers were more interested in art than a rowdy party atmosphere they should avoid visiting the area until shortly after the day of the event. And as it happens, we ended up taking that advice ourselves.

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#streetart #streetartnyc #graffiti #graffitinyc #travel #travelblog #nycblog #bushwickcollective
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Tag, You're It! A Street Art Tour With Alternative Athens

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when our street art obsession began. But New York City has been the ultimate enabler, feeding our addiction from a well that never seems to run dry. Alas, junkies are never satisfied. Our appetites grew, and pretty soon we found ourselves down deserted alleys in foreign cities trying to get a fix. We’ve hunted down street art in ditches and mansions. And then in Athens, we nearly overdosed.

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#travel #travelblog #athens #greece #visitathens #streetart #streetartathens #graffitiathens #alternativeathens
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5 Things to Do in Athens Besides the Acropolis

Do a quick search on Athens and the first thing you’ll see at the very top of the list, perched like the magnificent fortress itself on its rocky hilltop, is the Acropolis. It’s a one-of-a-kind archaeological treasure, deserving of all that prestige, and you should absolutely go and see it when you visit the ancient city for the first time. But too many people make Athens a stopover on the way to the one of the stunning 200-plus Greek Islands without giving it much thought. But we’re going to let you in on a secret--Athens has so much more to offer than just ruins.

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#travel #travelblog #athens #greece #visitathens #thingstodoinathens
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Curiouser and Curiouser: A Visit to The Museum of Interesting Things in New York City

The first thing you should know is that the Museum of Interesting Things isn’t a museum in the traditional sense. But if you love history, odd inventions, and just having a uniquely fun time, this is the place for you. Expect the unexpected!

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#newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #museumofinterestingthings #offthebeatenpath
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