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Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built for Romance

** Post updated 11-22- 2017 WHY GO: Beacon NY grew up a mill town. Hunched at the foot of mountains and wedged between waterfalls and the navigable Hudson River, factories harnessing raging water eroded beauty from the landscape. Industrial waste turned the Hudson into “a sewer,” according to Beacon’s most famous resident, the late Pete [...]

Norwalk CT: Connecticut’s Sassy Coastal Town

WHY GO: Norwalk CT has gone through its ups and downs, but now, with new restaurants and nightlife, it's on a definite upswing. Families come here for the award winning Stepping Stones Museum and Maritime Aquarium.  Gourmands can’t wait to try out the newest bistro on the block.  And boaters and kayakers wax lyrical about [...]

Trendiest NYC Hotels Deeply Discounted During “Hotel Week” – January 5-15, 2018

The Getaway Mavens sure love a deal. Especially when it comes to luxury hotels. Especially in New York City. So, when we received the following Press Release, we just had to alert our readers.  Book quickly - these hotels, at $100, $200, $300, and $400, per night, will fill up quickly. NYC’s biggest city-wide hotel [...]

Chester, CT to Haddam, CT – Charming Towns Just Six Miles Apart on the Connecticut River

Impressionist painting of Chester, CT Main Street in Spring - blooming flowers in foreground - Leif Nilsson Spring Street Gallery

WHY GO: Performing, fine and culinary artists, as well as clothing and building designers, have been drawn to the mesmerizing Connecticut River for centuries, and after indulging in this Getaway - to Chester, Haddam and East Haddam -  you'll see why. Some of the best artists and chefs in the region create in local kitchens [...]

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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” weekend 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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