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Getaway Mavens Win Awards in National Writing Competition

2015 NATJA Awards - Gold Seal

We are delighted to announce that Getaway Mavens received two awards in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) annual writing competition. Sandra Foyt earned Gold place in the 2015 NATJA Awards Competition in the Destination Travel, Online Publication category for The Historical Romance of Quebec City. She also placed as a Finalist in the Illustrated Story, Online Publication [...]

BKLYN House Hotel: In Up and Coming Bushwick, Brooklyn NY

Exterior, BKLYN House Hotel NY

There was a time, not too long ago, when the Bushwick section of Brooklyn was known for its embattled streets, and those who could decamped for safer places to live. Shops were shuttered, homes abandoned. It was not a place anyone would consider living. But now, children of those expatriates are coming back. Gaggles of [...]

Colonnade Hotel Boston; Fantastic Family Rates President’s Weekends

Colonnade Hotel Boston Room

Frosty Fridays are Family Friendly in February The Colonnade Hotel Extends Popular Two-Night Weekend Package During February Vacation Week WHAT:   The Colonnade Hotel, a landmark hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, is offering families  more options for February break travel with added flexibility to their classic, amenity-packed Frosty Fridays package. During the weekends bookending February vacation [...]

Long Island City and Astoria, Queens NY: The Other New York City

Long Island City Landmark on East River

WHY GO: In the 1970’s Long Island City, a manufacturing hub, descended into drugs and prostitution. It wasn’t until the opening of the 42-story Citylights Building in 1996 (when a one-bedroom condo could be had for $16,000) that this beleaguered section of New York City began to turn around. Now, the borough of Queens is experiencing [...]

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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