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With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I’ve got one thing on my mind: ROAD TRIPS!

I know you’re probably thinking – “Wait, you have a car while living in Manhattan?! You must either be a really brave gal or a glutton for punishment!”

Nope, I’m neither. But you didn’t think I’d let a little thing like not owning a car stop me from hitting the road, did you? If you recall, last fall I partnered up with Enterprise to test out their CarShare program. Well, we loved our experience so much that we teamed up again to hightail it out of the city for a sunny weekend excursion to explore some of the sights and sounds in Westchester County.

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Having access to a vehicle whenever we need it  – without having to endure the hassle and expense of parking and upkeep that comes with owning a car – has opened up a whole new world for Eric and me. The subway and Metro North railroad get us pretty far, but there are so many hidden gems in and around the Hudson Valley that you can only truly enjoy with a car.

For our recent mini-adventure, we set our sights on a day of exploring at Storm King Art Center, followed by a little vintage shopping and a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant in the Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown.

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On the drive up, we couldn’t resist stopping for a few photos along the scenic Palisades parkway. It still blows my mind how an area so serene and peaceful exists such a short drive outside of the city.

Accessing our vehicle was super-convenient. After choosing a make and model and reserving it using the Enterprise CarShare app on my phone, we simply zipped down to a garage a few blocks from our apartment, waived our membership card in front of the dash to unlock the doors, and jumped behind the wheel. We were on the road within minutes with no fuss, and no muss.

I can’t wait to enjoy more weekend excursions over the coming months!

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