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Seven Great 2015 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Globetrotter

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 [...]

Pink Ladies and Mistletoe at Storm King Art Center

North South East West - bronze and steel sculpture fountain, part of the Lynda Benglis: Water Sources installation at the Storm Kink Art Center.

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 [...]

Lewes DE: Spectacular Restaurant and Lodging Getaway

Downtown Lewes DE

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 [...]

Dover and Milford DE: History and Art Abound

Mispillion River, Milford DE

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.


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