EscapeMaker.com facilitates transit-friendly and sustainable excursions within 500 miles of New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, or DC with their online guide to the northeast United States. The staff reviews towns and plunges deep into popular regions to unearth the most compelling and budget-balancing activities around as well as intriguing sights. An EscapeMaker feature aids trip planning by custom aggregating each step of the trip into one handy document, ensuring that sojourners always have helpful info on hand, such as phone numbers, directions, and translations of campfire songs in local languages. In addition to their stalwart guidance, EscapeMaker.com also hosts weekly specials from bed and breakfasts, hotels, and other travel enterprises.
Destination Backcountry Adventures? licensed guides help civilians explore the wilderness, providing remedies to nature deficit disorder with beginner-appropriate expeditions into the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain preserves. The guides lead adventurers through landscapes
and waterfalls legally protected for more than a century, and along the way, they enlighten hikers with facts about the area?s natural history and ecology, and in some cases, the opportunity to pick wild berries. Tours are dog-friendly. All levels of nature enthusiasts from novice to expert, can challenge themselves with activity options such as hiking, backpacking, back country yoga, and many more activities for both single- and multi-day adventures in the authentic, challenging wilderness. Visitors can opt for single-day excursions, on which they summit a Catskills peak, or multi-night trips, during which they trek to higher peaks and spend the nights sleeping amid a tranquil forest. On all outings, hikers nosh on gourmet fare such as cheese and sausage plates and upscale trail mix, rather than the original trail mix, assorted gravel. The center also hosts in-store classes, workshops, and more to provide its future adventurers with all the tools necessary for an exciting expedition.
Throughout his 20-year career, professional welder Scott Behr has heard people tell him how much they'd love to learn to work with metal, as if it were merely a pipe dream. Thanks to Behr's Metal Shop Fantasy Camp, those dreams can become a reality. Even if a student has never held a power tool or learned how to telepathically commune with metal, they'll soon be welding, grinding, polishing, and sawing with the pros. During the studio's signature "How to Make a Cube" class, they'll turn a 20-foot length of tube into a 6-inch square cube. Along the way, they'll be stockpiling basic skills that they can then apply to any number of projects, which they can craft on site by reserving blocks of studio time.
Wherever someone goes at Crossfit Concrete Jungle, the coaches are sure to follow. They make sure people use the correct form during Olympic-style weightlifting and gymnastics exercises, and tailor exercises to ensure every move remains challenging. The hands-on approach to CrossFit coaching allows trainers to offer individual attention during group classes comprised of high-intensity, short interval workouts. Traditional treadmills and elliptical machines are swapped out for pull-ups bars, weighted medicine balls, and wooden plyometric boxes. Classes run daily, and also include boot-camp and boxing sessions.
It would be natural to think that the only wall climbing available to a Manhattanite is of the illegal, daredevil variety. Steep Rock Bouldering
proves that assumption wrong with its indoor rock-climbing gym, where
enthusiasts who usually find themselves teasingly surrounded by high rises, scaffolding, and New York Knicks centers can enjoy the strength-building sport. The one-story wall has plenty of routes
available for the creative climber.
Climbers of all ages and skill levels scamper across roughly 22,000 square feet of climbable space inside Brooklyn Boulders's rock-climbing gym. A dedicated route-setting staff organizes color-coded problems on craggy, angled top-rope walls as well as bouldering walls that reach up to 15 feet. To help visitors master these walls, seasoned instructors train them in three basic types of climbing: bouldering, top-rope climbing, or lead climbing. They teach these skills through classes such as the peak-performance program, which combines seven classes in lead climbing, bouldering, and cross-training to accelerate students' learning. To ease stressed muscles and promote calm reflection, staffers also lead all-ages yoga lessons and monthly yoga workshops.
Brooklyn Boulders also injects creativity into its special events, which encourage visitors to climb in costume around Halloween and take part in competitions during which they pretend the floor has turned to lava. Staffers also invite local graffiti artists to display their murals inside, work to preserve regional climbing areas by partnering with Access Fund, and coordinate programs through its BKB Foundation?a nonprofit that provides greater access to rock climbing for kids and adults.