Year round, the Getaway Mavens are busy traveling and testing out new accessories, gadgets and clothing to make any getaway easier. This year, I whittled down a few hundred "pitches" to a couple of dozen that I included in this year's Newsday Holiday Gift Guide. And then, I whittled down further to what I consider [...]
Over one hundred whimsically-named fountains and elephant-sized art installations dot the five hundred acres of rolling hills at the Storm King Arts Center in Mountainville, New York. The scale of this endeavor--one of the largest collections of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States--is almost impossible to comprehend, even when you see it in person. Here's [...]
WHY GO: Once a grungy fisherman’s paradise, Lewes DE (pronounced "Lewis") has upscaled to a funky, fun, culinary destination. Both a resort and residential town, Lewes is now a favorite with retirees wishing to downscale space and spending, but not lifestyle. On the Southern Delaware shore an 85-minute ferry ride from Cape May NJ, Lewes is [...]
WHY GO: Milford and Dover, Delaware represent the yin and yang of quirky travel. Milford is a picturesque artsy town on the rise. Dover, the State Capital and site of a US Air Force Base, provides a historic and military perspective. Twenty miles from each other, it’s easy to stay in one and spend a [...]
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.