Taxicabs. Glittering city lights. Festive shop windows. This must be the New York, New York Sinatra crooned about. And it’s here we’re sending Danyelle Hunt of Plano, IL – the very lucky winner of More is More. The Sweepstakes.

Printable New York Map

She’ll dine at the Palm, recharge at New York’s quintessential hotel The Quin, and have her run of the concrete jungle. And to help her make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime trip, we created a little map of all the city’s best hotspots and hidden gems.

Headed to New York, too? Just click the map above, print, and take it out on the town.

By Marissa Dubin, Staff Writer

Tweet us your favorite NYC spot during the holidays at @ruelala. And don’t forget to add a #MoreIsMore hashtag.

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December 5, 2013

I can hardly believe it, but it’s almost here – Columbus Day Weekend.  A long weekend for most, it’s prime time to get out of your city and explore all the countryside has to offer at this time of year. (Not to mention enjoy the ample photo ops that present themselves. Think: you in a cozy sweater, jewel-toned cords tucked into your favorite riding boots, red and orange leaves as the backdrop.) If you’re in the New England area, that means hitting the road for some prime leaf-peeping, apple cider-drinking, and more.

Unsure of where to start? Here are a few weekend suggestions in New England – and beyond:

1) Head out to the Berkshires and check into a sleepy bed & breakfast like the Brook Farm Inn in Lenox, MA, which starts each morning with apple French toast.

2) Take a drive to Maine for a foliage cruise. This guide shows you the best places to peep the leaves.

3) Visit a pumpkin patch or go for a hayride. At Smolak Farms in Andover, MA you can even grab a pumpkin flavored ice cream on your way out!

4) Have a picnic in New Hampshire’s White Mountains – complete with homemade warm apple cider and cinnamon donuts. No mountains near you? Try it at a local park.

By Lindsey Doolittle of L’s Fashion Dish, Staff Writer 

What are your plans this Columbus Day Weekend? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ruelala.

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October 3, 2012

I’m ready for it: a weekend trip for viewing the best fall foliage. Whether the leaves have started to turn or not, I’m getting a head start on planning my visit to these leaf-peeping destinations.

Does anything say fall foliage better than Vermont? Take a drive through the Green Mountain and Mad River Byways, and stop for fuel (in the form of maple syrup and cider, of course) at Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

New York
The six-million-acre Adirondack Park. Do we need to say more? It’s the largest natural wilderness region in the Eastern United States, and you can drive northeast on Route 86 to get stunning views as you make your way through Jay and Keane.

North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a can’t-miss (via the Blue Ridge Parkway) – and neither is a visit to the Pisgah Inn, which features a 5,000-foot observation deck. Don’t forget your camera!

Some of the best in the midwest is out here in The Driftless Region, a 158-mile loop of brilliantly colored sumac, maple, and oak trees.

New Mexico
With a name like “The Enchanted Scenic Byway” – could you expect anything less than an awe-inspiring landscape? This 84-mile loop features the 13,000-foot Wheeler Peak, and you have a chance of seeing just as much wildlife as you do fall foliage. And there’s plenty of time to schedule your trip during the Taos Fall Arts Festival (September 28 – October 7), which celebrates all the art and artists in the area.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Where’s your favorite place to take in the fall foliage? Share it in the comments below or tweet us at @ruelala.

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September 14, 2012

It’s Labor Day weekend, which I like to think is all about squeezing in the last bits of summer fun and enjoying a day off of work.  To save you the trouble of planning a weekend’s worth of festivities, here’s my list of things to do before we bid goodbye to summer weather.

 By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

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August 31, 2012