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The Poconos PA: Soul Satisfying Lake Naomi Escape

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WHY GO: What?  You don’t have a lake house? Well, here’s your chance to dip your proverbial toe in the water for a drop in the bucket. All figurative cliché’s aside, this family-friendly Poconos PA Getaway isn’t posh or particularly upscale, unless you consider spectacular sunsets, lakeside heated pool, sailing classes, pro tennis instruction, lazy-day [...]

Princeton NJ: You Don’t Have to Be Einstein To Love It Here

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WHY GO: German-born Albert Einstein settled in Princeton NJ in 1933 with a $5000 Nazi bounty on his head. But Einstein lived safe and sound and very modestly in this preppy, Ivy League town until his death at age 75 in 1955. He was far from the only world-renowned figure who lived here, and an [...]

Philadelphia Arts and Letters: Murals, Melville and Magnificent Meals

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WHY GO: Of course there are a million reasons to visit Philadelphia, one of this Maven’s favorite cities. But this Getaway introduces readers to art masterpieces that will never see the inside of a museum, books so precious and rare you can look but don’t touch (except for exclusive “Hands On” experiences), and a “gym” [...]

Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia PA

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Guests have been known to circle Rittenhouse Square looking for a Beaux Arts building: with an uptown name and location, you’d expect the Rittenhouse Hotel to be somewhat neoclassical. This contemporary tower is the last place you’d expect it to be housed. But when you do finally pull into the circular stone entry to this [...]

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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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