The following is an article I wrote for RumBum.com
Living in New York City can feel like you’re at the center of the universe. You can order Chinese food at 3 a.m. and have your groceries delivered straight to your door. Plus, on any given night of the year, there are literally thousands of fun things to do. Still, every once in a while, after a particularly long wait for the subway, or while trudging through the rain with a broken umbrella, the charm of the city begins to wear. When it does, you can take advantage of New York’s myriad of public transportation options and escape the city without renting that Zipcar.
When the need arises, hightail it out to any one these great destinations. Just check out the daily bus and train schedules and pack a book for the ride.