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Mitzpe Hayamim: A Top Spa Hotel in Northern Israel

Fresh Organic Produce at Mitzpe Hayamim Farm Store

Mitzpe Hayamim, an Organic Farm/Spa/Hotel/Restaurant in northern Israel, is not luxe in the American sense of dressed-to-the-nines guestrooms and overstuffed duvets. There’s nary a crystal chandelier or plush banquet to be seen. Near the mystical city of Tzfat, Israel, this upscale, naturally wild spot, however, does feature lavish spa treatments, ample time for reflection, and some [...]

What Would You Sacrifice for Travel?

To Travel Is Worth Any Cost or Sacrifice - Eizabeth Gilbert - Quote

Travel may be its own reward, but finding the moolah to make dream vacations come true can stump even the well-off. According to a recent consumer survey conducted by Tripping.com, the world's largest vacation rental search engine, the cost of accommodations is the number one obstacle keeping Americans from their ideal vacation. "More than anything, financial insecurities [...]

The Historical Romance of Quebec City

Facing Château Frontenac from Terrasse Dufferin, Quebec City's boardwalk.

If ever a place looked like a movie set, it's Quebec City in springtime. Pristine stone walls brightened by jewel-tone doors and kaleidoscope window boxes seem to have been plucked from a historical romance. Buildings don't appear to have withstood a day in the elements, let alone hundreds of years. In reality, Quebec City was established in [...]

Love and Crepes In Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant - Restaurant Window

When a Parisian vacation is not in the budget, consider a road trip to Quebec, Canada. Just a five-hour drive from Albany, NY along the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87,) Mont-Tremblant is well-known for its challenging ski runs and European-style village. Less well-known is that year-round it’s an ideal destination for couples seeking the romance of France, and its [...]

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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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