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Hanover NH: Dartmouth, Assyrian Reliefs, Mexican Murals and the Appalachian Trail

Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth

WHY GO: It’s no big secret that Hanover NH is Dartmouth College. The campus takes up most of Hanover, including the Town Green and some shops. But there are several reasons why even non-college bound explorers flock to this quintessential New England community: for the world-renowned Assyrian Reliefs dating back to Biblical times, to hike [...]

Concord NH: A Small Town Both Civic Minded and Worldly

NH State Library Concord NH

WHY GO: This is not the Concord of the “Shot Heard Round the World.” That Concord is in Massachusetts, and it refers to the first armed rebellion in the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Concord and Lexington.  But you could say that New Hampshire’s Concord generates the “Shouts Heard Round the World,” as every [...]

Portsmouth NH: Seaport, Shopping and Full-On Culinary Scene

Riverfront Dining Portsmouth NH

WHY GO: Perhaps more than in any other New England seacoast town, it’s easy to imagine what life was like in this country when it was new and growing thanks to Portsmouth's  living history museum, Strawbery Banke, which isn’t a “museum” so much as a collection of 32 homes and establishments, most in their original locations, [...]

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 [...]

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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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