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Mastering the One-Hour Getaway: New York's Bear Mountain

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Take a Hike, New York

The absolute worst day of the entire year is almost here: Daylight Savings Time. Why, Benjamin Franklin, why? Soon the sun will have set before you leave your office and Seasonal Affective Disorder will kick in, making you tired and sad until spring finally comes and brings sweet relief from the cold, short days. Currently, the sun isn’t setting until after six. Which means there’s still time to get in as much fresh air, sunlight, and exercise as possible. Even if you live in New York City, there are ample opportunities to get outside and take a hike. Comfortable shoes are required; trekking poles are not, unless you’re really going for a specific outdoor enthusiast look. READ MORE

The Best Time I House-Sat for a Ghost

A few years ago a friend of a friend hooked me up with an amazing house sitting job. I liked the idea of hanging out in someone’s mansion for a few nights, pretending to be a rich lady. Let’s talk about the house for a minute, so you can fully understand what I’m dealing with. READ MORE