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North Fork of Long Island NY: The Quieter Side of Eastern LI

Kontokosta Winery, Greenport NY

WHY GO: Historically, the North Fork of Eastern Long Island, a mere 120 miles from Manhattan, has been sleepy and rural, lacking the dazzle of the movie-star-rich Hamptons on the oceanfront South Fork. But that is changing quickly. For 40 years, wineries have been replacing family farms out here, bringing newcomers who are sick and [...]

Heron Harbor Suites at Port of Egypt Marina, Southold NY

Seating by the Bay, Heron Harbor Suites, Southold NY

STAY: Heron Harbor Suites at Port of Egypt Marina, Southold. The Getaway Mavens constantly search for deserving attractions, restaurants and lodging off the beaten track, and this little updated fishing motel certainly qualifies. From busy Route 25, the place reads as just another roadside motel, but drive in, check in, and both the rooms and landscape [...]

Best Surprisingly Romantic Destinations in the Northeast USA

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The Getaway Mavens have been hard at work, collecting and organizing the best two and three day escapes in the Northeast USA (Virginia to Maine).  The following surprisingly romantic destinations within a quick drive are perfect: to pop the question, for a nearby honeymoon, to celebrate a special life event, or just determine if you and [...]

Best Northeast Getaways for Art Lovers


From the venerable MFA in Boston to the fragile creations at Corning Glass Museum in the Finger Lakes NY, the Northeast is replete with destinations your art lover will adore. Here are 16 Best Northeast Getaways for connoisseurs of art: VERMONT: Bennington VT: Bennington Museum – largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings Woodstock VT: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller [...]

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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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