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Kate Murphy

March 14, 2024

new york birthday party14 Best NYC Birthday Party Ideas (2024)

Here are some creative and interesting NYC birthday party ideas and best places for a birthday party in NYC. Hope they can make your birthday or someone else’s truly special! Read More

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Kate Murphy

March 10, 2024

Redfin Blog Mention

We were mentioned as a local NYC expert on the Redfin blog! Check out the article we were featured in: 20 Things to Do in NYC in the Winter

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Kate Murphy

August 29, 2023

a field of pumpkins5 Best Ski Resorts Near NYC For Beginners

New York City’s fast-paced lifestyle and urban hustle can leave residents and visitors yearning for a change of scenery, especially during the winter months. Read More

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Kate Murphy

August 24, 2023

a field of pumpkinsNew York Adventure Guide #3: Pumpkin Picking New York

As the leaves begin to turn vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold, and a crisp chill fills the air, autumn enthusiasts in New York eagerly anticipate one of the most cherished traditions of the season: visiting pumpkin patches. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of this diverse state, pumpkin patches offer a unique blend of family fun, outdoor adventure, and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the enchanting spirit of fall. Read More

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Kate Murphy

July 25, 2023

a basket of strawberriesEmbrace The Outdoors: 12 Outdoor Things To Do In NYC

New York City may be famous for its towering skyscrapers and bustling streets, but hidden within the concrete jungle lies a world of outdoor adventures waiting to be explored. Read More

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Helen Feng

June 2, 2023

a basket of strawberriesNYC Family Adventure Guide #2: Strawberry Picking New York

As the warm rays of the sun grace the fields, it’s time to embark on a delightful journey to the strawberry fields of New York. Strawberry picking is not only a fun and rewarding activity but also a cherished tradition that brings families and friends together. In this article, we’ll introduce you to New York strawberry picking, highlight the bountiful orchards, and the unforgettable memories you can make with your young ones. Read More

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Helen Feng

May 29, 2023

a person picking an apple from a treeNew York Family Adventure Guide #1: Apple Picking New York

When autumn arrives in New York, there’s nothing better than some crisp air and the sweet aroma of freshly picked apples. Apple picking is also a family-friendly activity that offers a delightful blend of outdoor adventure and educational opportunities. Read More

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Helen Feng

May 26, 2023

a group of people who are white water rafting along the Lehigh RiverNew York Adventures Guide #2: White Water Rafting NY

Embarking on a white water rafting trip promises an exhilarating adventure, stunning scenery, and an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced rafter, being prepared with the right gear and equipment is essential for a safe and enjoyable journey. In this article, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know before going on a white water rafting trip. Read More

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Helen Feng

May 26, 2023

people getting ready to river tube on the Delaware RiverNew York Adventures Guide #1: Tubing On The Delaware River

River tubing is a fantastic activity especially during the summer months. It offers a refreshing and enjoyable way to beat the heat and embrace the beauty of nature. However, before hopping on the trip, here are the things you need to prepare for a perfect trip! Read More

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Helen Feng

May 17, 2023

a road leading to a lighthouseExplore Beyond The City: Best Day Trips From NYC

While New York City offers an abundance of attractions and experiences, sometimes the urge to escape the city’s hustle and bustle and explore the surrounding areas. Luckily, there are numerous captivating destinations within a short distance of NYC that make for perfect day trips. From charming towns to natural adventures and cultural havens, here’s a roundup of the 10 best NYC day trips in 2023. Read More

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Helen Feng

May 17, 2023

a tour bus in NYCExplore the Big Apple: Best NYC Bus Tours

New York City is a bustling metropolis filled with iconic landmarks, vibrant neighborhoods, and a rich cultural tapestry. To immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps, embarking on a bus tour or taking on a NYC bus trip is an excellent choice! Read More

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Helen Feng

May 15, 2023

racers getting ready to race go kartsBest Go Karts From NYC (And How To Go There)

New York City, known for its iconic landmarks and vibrant cultural scene, is also home to a variety of entertainment options for adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers. One such activity that has gained popularity among both locals and visitors is go kart racing. Read More

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Helen Feng

May 3, 2023

a group of ladies in a bachelorette partyNYC Bachelorette Party Ideas That Don’t Suck (2024)

Planning a NYC bachelorette party can be overwhelming. The possibilities seem endless, but many options can feel cliché or overdone. (We’re looking at you, hot pink cowboy hats.) But fear not!  We’re here to help with some fresh and exciting ideas for your New York bachelorette party that are fresh,… Read More

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Kyle Davidson

May 1, 2023

a young man splashing water while river tubing12 Things To Do in NYC This Summer

We can feel it in the air — it’s finally summer in NYC! The anticipation running through the city is palpable as people fill their social calendars with NYC summer activities and fun.  Feeling overwhelmed by all of the options? We’ve got the ultimate bucket list of things to do… Read More

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Helen Feng

April 4, 2023

a group of friends kayaking on the Delaware RiverTop 5 Things You Absolutely Must Do in NYC Before You Leave

Whether you’re here for eight days or eight decades, New York will impact you. So show it some respect by making the most of your time! Yes, there are about one billion online listicles called “10,000 things to do in New York in the Next Five… Read More

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Helen Feng

March 2, 2023

two tall lifeguard chairs on a beach5 Best Long Island Day Trips from NYC

Sometimes, nothing tops New York City; you can’t imagine ever being anywhere else. Other times, New York sucks, and you are itching to escape for a while. When the ladder hits, look no further than an island getaway! Long Island, that is.   I know, I know… Read More

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Helen Feng

February 14, 2023

pedestrians crossing a street in NYCFour Reasons Why NYC Sucks

We dare you to ask a New York local this question: How do you REALLY feel about New York? You’ll get one of two answers: a suspicious side-eye and muttering about TikTok influencers ruining the city as they pass you by, or they’ll get a nostalgic, glazed look about them… Read More

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Helen Feng

January 16, 2023

snow tubing hillNew York Winter Activities: NYC’s Ultimate 2023 Bucket List

The holidays have come and gone, but winter is still in full force around the city. For many, this means hibernating on the couch and counting the days until the mild spring weather melts the slush for the year. But the opportunists know there is still endless fun to be… Read More

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Helen Feng

December 22, 2022

time lapse of taxis moving in NYCThe Absolute Worst Things To Do in NYC

NYC is like a wild roller coaster. The highs are sky-high! But the lows… they are very, very low. One moment, you could feel like a famous socialite strutting down the street to your trendy brunch. Next, you realize that you wasted two precious hours getting scammed by a cab… Read More

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Helen Feng

December 9, 2022

ski lift carrying two people, with people below skiingBest Skiing Near NYC: Where to Go Skiing Without a Car

The second snow starts sticking to the ground, our heads and hearts are already on the nearest snowy slope. But, unfortunately, our bodies aren’t quite as easy to transport. A powder day can feel like a million miles away when you’re in the concrete jungle. The thought of slushy traffic,… Read More

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Helen Feng

November 23, 2022

a small stone bridge covered in snowYour Guide to The Ultimate New York Winter Vacation

Ever wonder why there are so many movies about New York in the wintertime? It may be cold, but this city keeps it spicy with stunning views, endless winter activities and exciting attractions to find. Planning a trip to NYC this winter? We’re here to offer an winter bucket list… Read More

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Helen Feng

November 14, 2022

people posing while snow tubing and skiingBeat Cabin Fever: Easy Winter Getaways from NYC

Do you remember the joy of waking up to a snow day? It meant having the entire day to enjoy winter activities. That feeling doesn’t have to be lost forever! Winter weekend trips from NYC will be definitely a great help.… Read More

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Helen Feng

October 31, 2022

different scenes with people drinkingThe Most Epic Day Drinking Spots in NYC

It’s a classic Sunday Funday. Or Thirsty Thursday. Or Wines-day. Or maybe, it’s just a good ol’ fashioned Saturday. No matter the reason (or the day of the week), an NYC day drinking adventure will always hit the spot. We all have our favorite haunts that will always be there… Read More

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Helen Feng

October 6, 2022

a person wearing a ski goggleFun Outdoor Activities in NYC You Need to Try At Least Once

Yes – New York City is known as the concrete jungle. But, it can be oh-so-much more if you know where to look. So many people don’t realize there are many diverse opportunities for nature and outdoor adventures in New York, hiding in and around the city. … Read More

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Helen Feng

December 1, 2022

a person wearing a ski goggleThe #1 Reviewed NYC Snow Bus: Sourced Adventures

Looking for the Best New York Day Trips this Winter? We have a few (top-rated) ideas… Sourced Adventures was founded to make access to the outdoors easier for everyone — especially those of us in New York where it’s hard to get out into nature. In the winter,… Read More

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Kyle Davidson

August 25, 2022

autumn trees in a parkBest Fall Getaways From NYC

As the magic of an NYC summer comes to a close, the promise of fall is right around the corner. Summer was fantastic — but we’re ready to swap hot, muggy days for crisp air, cozy sweaters and comfort food. A fall weekend getaway from NYC is a perfect choice. Read More

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Kyle Davidson

August 1, 2022

aerial view of Lehigh RiverTop 3 Rivers for White Water Rafting Near NYC

From Michelin Star restaurants to glamorous nightclubs to Broadway classics, NYC is full of city-life adventure you can’t get anywhere else. But every once in a while, you feel a pull towards something a bit more adventurous. When that little adrenaline craving grows and grows until you can’t take it… Read More

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Kyle Davidson

July 25, 2022

an architectural art pieceWhy You Should Plan a Day Trip to Storm King From NYC ASAP

It’s no secret that New York City is known for its museum culture. Visions of The Met, The MOMA, and The Natural History Museum probably dance around your head as you think of NYC museums. But what if we told you that there is a museum a stone’s throw from… Read More

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Kyle Davidson

June 21, 2022

a group of friends clinking glasses of wineBest Long Island Wineries (And How To Get There)

Long Island is located in southeastern New York. It is home to a thriving wine industry that has gained international recognition in recent years. This 118-mile-long island has over 60 wineries and vineyards, each with its own unique character and charm. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking for a relaxing wine tasting NYC weekend, Long Island’s wineries can be a great experience for you. Read More

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Kyle Davidson

December 9, 2022

Covid-19 Operating Procedures

Dear Adventurers, Last Updated: Dec 9th, 2022 As always, the safety of our passengers is our highest priority so we will be implementing a few new protocols until further notice. Please note: These policies and procedures may be changed or updated at any time based on any new guidance we… Read More

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Tristan Leyco

January 25, 2018

a picture of our group leaderSofia-Jeanne R. | #FACESOFSOURCED

Congratulations to Sofia-Jeanne R. for being the first and soon to be many Sourced Adventures leaders featured! What’s your favorite trip and why? Our Kayak and Wine Day Trip, hands down. You get to choose your own pace on the river, so you… Read More

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Helen Feng

September 29, 2022

staff helping a guest pick an appleFun Team Building Activities in NYC Your Team Will Love

For some employees, the term “team-building activity” has them running for the hills. And we don’t blame them! Historically, “unique team building activities” included cringy ice-breaker activities or brownies in the breakroom after work. Um… no thanks. You only get to experience the benefits of team-building events in NYC (boosted employee… Read More

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Andrea McLure

December 11, 2017

inside of a sports apparel store2017/18 Winter Launch Party

On the chilly evening of December 7, New York City’s outdoor adventure seekers weaved through the Soho streets to convene at the Patagonia Bowery Store for the Sourced Adventures Winter Launch Party. If you were one of the adventurers who came out to the event we’d like to… Read More

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Eli Landau

December 8, 2017

ski gear rental in a boxHow to Rent Ski Clothing this Winter

It’s that great time of year again. The snow is starting to fall and all of your friends are flocking to the ski hill. You’d love to join them but there is a problem…you don’t have any ski clothing. Maybe it’s because you’re from Florida. Maybe it’s because you’re a… Read More

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Eli Landau

April 6, 2017

a ski lift above the air in Mount SnowThe Complete Mount Snow Travel Guide

East coast skiers are hearty and unspoiled as a rule of thumb. Living in a part of the USA where the weather is wildly variable and where the tectonic plates are nowhere to be found can make for challenging conditions. East coast skiers have to be adaptable to… Read More

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Kyle Davidson

November 14, 2016

aurora in IcelandWhere to buy travel insurance

Travel Insurance. The two little words that come to mind when your wallet gets stolen, when you need antibiotics for that relentless flu or when your luggage doesn’t slide gracefully onto the conveyor belt in Rome because it’s stuck at JFK. It’s true — that more often than… Read More

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Eli Landau

July 1, 2016

picture of a vineyardVirginia Wine Country Travel Guide

Washington DC. Our nation’s capitol. Known for its monuments, history, and politics. And with any luck adventure! Last winter Team SA took its talents to DC and struck gold. Figuratively of course. Those in DC and the surrounding metropolitan area were yearning for adventure and had… Read More

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Eli Landau

June 10, 2016

people getting ready for white water rafting along the Lehigh RiverBest Summer Pastimes – Whitewater Rafting outside NYC

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining brighter, the birds are chirping louder and even the flowers are getting bloomier…that last one might not be a word but you get the gist. Summer is here and New York adventures are in full swing!… Read More

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Eli Landau

April 12, 2016

picture of a vineyard with grape vinesNY & PA Wine Country Travel Guide

Those of you who have been on Long Island Wine Tour know what a fantastic experience it is. After all, who can say no to a plethora of tasting, multiple wineries, lunch and a designated driver? But whether you’ve travelled with us on a wine… Read More

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