Escape NYC! Enjoy fall and winter on Long Island!

Escape NYC! Enjoy fall and winter on Long Island!

It’s no secret, I am a huge fan of Long Island’s North Fork, Shelter Island and (depending on the time of year) the Hamptons. Summer is a great time to visit because of the beaches, boats and BBQs, but fall is just as fun...

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Lilo Travel Blog September 27, 2015: What does it mean to be a travel agent or travel company for the modern traveler? Well, first one needs to know what defines the modern traveler - sometimes it's someone looking for the best way to go like a local, someone looking for thirtysomething travel ideas, or someone looking for modern ways to travel as a couple - most always, it's someone looking for better ways of planning authentic travel experiences.

However, to dig in deeper on what defines the modern traveler, we asked our friends at Like a Local Tours in Brooklyn for their take on what defines the modern traveler....

The modern traveler: I think the word that most defines today's modern traveler is savvy. Savvy travelers are looking for a hyper local experience. Sure they might want to enjoy some of the traditional tourist sights in any given city, but they also want to get to know a destination by doing what the locals do

I created Like A Local Tours to offer a sophisticated and immersive travel experience in Brooklyn and NYC. Our tours are taken by both tourists and locals so you know they are legit. Right now we focus on enjoying NYC's hottest neighborhoods through food. Our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour is a culinary journey with history, architecture, street art and some stunning NYC skyline views thrown in for good measure. Our tours focus on entrepreneurs and chefs that are influencing food trends globally which is exciting and delicious. Stops like Eataly, Shake Shack and Beecher's Handmade Cheese on our Flatiron Food Tour showcase the best that NYC has to offer. We also recommend our boozy Sunday Funday Brooklyn Tour and North Fork Long Island Wine Tour.

You heard it here, folks - SAVVY, looking for a hyper local experience, and doing what the locals do. THAT is the essence of the modern traveler.

Whether you are a tourist or a local, someone looking for an independent travel experience, or modern ways to travel as a couple, there are now a variety of ways to go like a local at your finger tips! Thanks again to Like a Local Tours for your thoughts!

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Embark on the ultimate vacation for wine lovers

Our North Fork Wine Tour was featured in the Asbury Park PressWine lovers, rejoice! This July, take a break from the Shore and head out to Long Island’s wine country for a day getaway....

Wine Tour (image: Macari Vineyards & Winery | North Fork Wine Tour, Long Island)

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North Fork Wine Tour featured on OffMetro

Like a Local has just announced a new tour beginning in July that will take New Yorkers out of town on a bus bound for a full day of adventure on the North Fork with their North Fork Wine & Beer Tour. In addition to tastings at three of Long Island’s top vineyards, the outing will include craft beer tastings, lunch at 1943 Pizza Bar, oyster shucking, farm visits, and much more. Use code ‘offmetro’ for a 20% discount.

North Fork Wine Tour: Taste Your Way Through New York's Hidden Wine-Country!

Our North Fork Wine Tour was featured in iHeartMedia's website and affiliate companies! Click here to check out the mention. You don't want to miss this tour: So what can a wine-connoisseur expect along the way? Much more than your favorite vino! Tour-goers on the North Fork tour will receive the perfect balance of area history, relaxation, wine and culture, with fun and off-the-beaten path stops. In addition to tasting authentic regional wines, guests will also have the chance to visit a family fun farm, charming shops, taste authentic local goat cheese, and visit quaint seaside villages where they can shuck their own oysters on the tour! All expenses are included including transportation to/from NYC, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and even free spa gifts!