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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. [...]

Buffalo NY Finally Gets it Wright


WHY GO: Once the terminus of the Erie Canal, Buffalo NY had more millionaires than any other city at the turn of last century. Two US Presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, spent time here. And one, William McKinley, was assasinated here. Frederick Law Olmsted designed parks and roadways, industry flourished. The “Amazon.com” of its day [...]

10 Top Summer Travel Trends

Tourists taking photos and a Cruise America RV in front of Arches National Park.

It's no surprise to the mavens that road trip getaways are the preferred way to vacation, but did you know that travelers would rather lose luggage than their phones? Lots of surprises in Choice Hotels' survey of top summer travel trends. Top Summer Travel Trends 1. More Trips, But Fewer Nights Away There will be [...]

the most curious spots

the most unique experiences

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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