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American History; Boston Style (With Martinis)

Old-State-House-Boston-MA

WHY GO? Boston, MA will be forever linked to America’s revolutionary stirrings – Tea Party, anyone? – and last year (2013) the Old State House celebrated its 300th anniversary.  Even if you snoozed through history class in High School, there are plenty of engaging ways to learn about our nation’s birth here, from Tea Party reenactments [...]

Stonington CT: Authentic New England Shoreline Town With Panache

Stonington CT

  WHY GO: This little Connecticut Shoreline village, wedged between Mystic and the Rhode Island state line, is compact, adorable and perfect for weekend exploration. Stonington’s downtown – known as “The Borough” – is so adorable in fact, it stood in as a waterfront burg in Maine in the Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones movie, Hope Springs. Less a [...]

Carlisle PA: In War and Peace

Finishing Touches, Meadowbrook Gourds

WHY GO: Carlisle is a “College Town” – for both the Art of War and Liberal Arts (US Army War College, Dickinson College). A portion of its history is controversial – as the site of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, which removed Native American children from their homes to educate and Anglicize them. But Carlisle [...]

Harrisburg PA: Pennsylvania’s Great, Too Long Ignored Capital City

Harrisburg:Susquahanna River Sunset

WHY GO: Harrisburg is a revelation in every sense of the word. The invisible, ignored mini-metropolis between Pennsylvania’s “only” cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Harrisburg does not flaunt its natural and manmade beauty. But it should. Just visit the magnificent Capitol Building, and you’ll wonder why its not touted to the world. Ah, and there’s so [...]

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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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