Lauren Elyse Crossley

Lauren Elyse Crossley

Travel writer and editor

Contributor at Nat Geo Travel, Parents Magazine, Thrillist, Bicycling and Men's Journal. Co-founder of offMetro.com. New York Times Travel Show host. Cosmopolitan's top female blogger. Triathlete.

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thrillist

The Hamptons Bucket List: 28 Things You Must Do Out East | Thrillist

There’s far more to the Hamptons than just drinking rosé while lying on a giant swan-shaped pool float (though you’re absolutely welcome to do that if you so please). From a secret sculpture-dappled nature preserve to the best cocktail spots and the coolest place to spend the night (for just $35!), these are the things you absolutely must do in the Hamptons.

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Parents

5 Under-the-Radar Island Escapes the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Consider a trip to one of these five unspoiled destinations that are redefining the family island getaway.

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Travel + Leisure

The Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Every State | Travel + Leisure

We consulted with the country’s top food bloggers and experts (and did plenty of foraging ourselves) to uncover the best eco-friendly restaurant in every state, from the Sun Belt to the Gulf of Alaska to the shores of Hawaii's Big Island.

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Parents

30 Totally Doable Ways to Be a Greener Parent | Parents Magazine

We get it. Some days you actually feel like you're Mother Earth and the weight of the world is on your shoulders. That's why we came up with 30 small changes you can make that will lighten your load and your carbon footprint.

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bicycling.com

How to Ride Safely Through Your Pregnancy | Bicycling Magazine

Here are the five most important (and reasonable) tips to safely ride while pregnant.

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Travel + Leisure

Responsible Travel in Cuba | Travel + Leisure

A seven-day journey through Havana in search of responsible travel opportunities yields inspiring discoveries beyond the government-regulated tourism industry.

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thrillist

The Most Beautiful Day Trips for Architecture & Design Lovers | Thrillist

When the magic of living in the giant interactive art exhibit that is New York City gets so overwhelming you can’t shrug it off with coffee or punk rope, you know it’s time for a change of scenery. Instead of getting lost in the transcendent beauty of other people’s Instagram feeds, discover where to go on your own architecture- and sculpture-dappled adventure this fall with this list of 10 inspiring (and seriously photogenic) places worthy of a day trip.

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Parents

How to Raise a Nature Lover

The following 10 nationwide organizations make it fun and totally feasible to plan an outdoor escape in your backyard and beyond.

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thrillist

How to Escape NYC Without Ever Leaving

From subterranean sanctuaries to an Alexander Hamilton hideout, these 10 spots throughout Manhattan offer a little urban adventure and a momentary getaway when you need it most.

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Travel + Leisure

Plan an Eco-Friendly Trip to Paris | Travel + Leisure

Plan a trip to the City of Light to feast your eyes (and appetite) on a greener, greater Paris.

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thrillist

Overlooked Towns Near NYC You Need to Visit | Thrillist

It’s no secret that a perfect antidote to a long workweek is a small town with a lot of charm, a great food & drink scene, and some oddball claims to fame. While there are plenty of great escapes just outside the city, these 10 tiny towns near NYC have somehow escaped detection, which means you get to enjoy a weekend free of crowds and high costs. Whether you want to relax on a secluded beach on the Jersey Shore or make a great catch in Trout Town USA, each of these quaint retreats in the Tri-State Area is less than three hours from the city, but couldn’t feel farther from home.

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thrillist

11 Great Ski Trips Near NYC (and How to Get There Without a Car)

This foolproof guide to the best skiing near NYC has you covered, from the most convenient city-based bus and train routes to get you on the slopes to where to après-ski when you’re done.

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thrillist

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN UPSTATE NEW YORK THIS FALL (THAT AREN'T STARING AT LEAVES) | Thrillist

Despite all the activity guides that try to tell you leaf peeping is the ONE thing you must do in fall, upstate New York has much more to offer than just staring at nature dying beautifully. This season, consider escaping to an adult campout in the Adirondacks, hiking to a hidden live music café on a New Paltz rail trail, taking flight in the Finger Lakes, and toasting to autumnal flavors in a new open-air restaurant from a James Beard award-winning chef.

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InStyle

5 Jet-Setting Moms Share Best Tips for Traveling with a Baby | InStyle.com

Taking your little one on an adventure should be something you dream about, not dread. But travel can be unpredictable and stressful enough without adding a baby, so what’s a new parent to do?

To make the experience less daunting, we rounded up five of our favorite jet-setting moms—including FEED’s Lauren Bush Lauren and National Geographic Traveler’s Amy Alipio—for their crib sheets.

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thrillist

Best Metro-North Accessible Hikes in NY | Thrillist

Fall is on its way, and with it the promise of foliage, fresh air, flannels, and some rugged outdoor adventure. Consider the following rail-to-trail routes that you can access just by hopping on Metro-North, from the nation’s first Natural History Landmark, to a birder’s paradise, to a glamping hideaway.