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Piedmont Region of Italy Is Like Tuscany Forty Years Ago

Forested Areas Are Rife With Truffles

Piedmont, in Italy's northwest corner just over the Swiss border, has one of the most achingly beautiful landscapes in the country if not on the whole face of the earth. Travelers who have been to Rome, Florence, the Almafi Coast, and even Tuscany, will find in Piedmont a relatively quiet, off-the-beaten-path series of hill villages [...]

Montreux Switzerland And All That Jazz

Lake-Geneva-View-From-Church-Old-Montreux

Ordinarily, Montreux Switzerland is a scenic, sleepy town on Lake Geneva.  But once a year, it burst into buzzy, bebop, bluesy beats when the Jazz Festival comes to town. If you are a fan of Jazz, Blues or R&B, and a lover of exquisite, serene lake towns, Montreux provides the best of both worlds. Montreux [...]

Keuka Lake NY: A Small Finger Lake With Big History

Hammondsport NY

WHY GO: Of all the 11 Finger Lakes, Keuka Lake is not the largest, smallest or deepest. But it does have one feature that instills pride in all who live along its shores.  It has a shape. An organic, divining rod “Y” shape to be precise. I’ve been told, in fact, that Keuka Lake residents [...]

Seneca Lake: Intro to Some of the Best Finger Lakes Wines and Attractions

New Vines B&B Seneca Lake NY

WHY GO: Why Finger Lakes? For the increasingly serious vintages emerging from region – so fine and drinkable, the best Wine-Spectator-acclaimed restaurants in New York City are taking note. Why Seneca Lake? For the reasons outlined below. Seneca Lake is one of the largest of the eleven Finger Lakes, and at 625 feet, the deepest. [...]

the most curious spots

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Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.

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