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Brooklyn Date Spots (and Other Reasons for a Weekend Getaway in New York City’s Hipster Borough)

Couple smooching in front of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Labeled the “Love” train for its infamous Missed Connections, the "L" line is the uber pick up place – especially between the two stops separating hipsters from Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. But when you step off the train, the coolest places for a date are in Brooklyn. Signs of the borough’s renaissance [...]

Cabrera, Dominican Republic, the All-Inclusive Alternative

Pina Colada on Playa Grande Beach in Cabrera, Dominican Republic.

WHY GO: Not far from the popular beach town of Puerta Plata, there's the much quieter and lesser known Cabrera, Dominican Republic. You won't find manicured all-inclusive resorts here, but you will discover cliff divers, a blue lagoon, pristine and unpopulated beaches, and most welcome of all, small town hospitality. GO: Playa Grande. Deemed one [...]

5 Romantic Resorts for a Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Sunset Beach Wedding - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Imagine white lace, crisp linen, and your loved ones assembled in nature’s cathedral: a floor of white sand, looking out on translucent sapphire waters, with a canopy of lush tropical vegetation overhead. That dream can be yours at a Dominican Republic destination wedding. Carol Cain, founder of GirlGoneTravel.com, explains why she chose to wed on [...]

Seaford DE, Laurel DE, and the Small Towns and Rivers of Southwestern Delaware


  WHY GO: Where the heck is Laurel or Seaford DE?? Tourists know about Delaware beaches – Rehoboth, Bethany and Dewey – and the fantastic Cape Henlopen State Park, but there’s a lack of information about the joys of Western Sussex County in Southwestern Delaware, of which there are many. And therein lies its charm. [...]

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” 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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