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About Getaway Mavens

You’ve been there, done that at the major tourist attractions. Robert Frost’s The Road Less Traveled resonates with you. You seek adventure, but want a bit of luxury at the end of the day. You are drawn to the oddball, curious, absurd stuff. You enjoy kicking back with a glass vino or craft-draft at sundown, overlooking the river you paddled on just hours earlier. You appreciate real, slow meals with ingredients that come from local farms cooked by inventive chefs.  You want exclusive, not snooty, unique, not cookie-cutter, and most of all, you refuse to be one in a crowd of sightseers. You are a world traveler, but sometimes, you’d like to forgo the rush to the airport and have a nice quiet (or conversational) drive with yourself, or your…..honey….girlfriends…best friend (pick one) and get to an unsung destination in a matter of hours.

Leaving the travel-brochure saccharine hype out of it, Getaway Mavens offer entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” local getaways; 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 fantastic lodging. This way, it’s easy to make reservations for meals and accommodations all in one place.

Sandra Foyt - Malerie Yolen-Cohn

The Getaway Mavens

Malerie Yolen-Cohen is the Author of newly released cross-country travel guide, Stay On Route 6; Your Guide to All 3562 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6. She contributes frequently to
Newsday, Huffington Post (Travel Blogger), Westchester Magazine, Westchester Weddings, and BoatingLocal.com (formerly Offshore/Northeast Boating Magazine), with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Sierra Magazine, Porthole, Paddler and dozens of other publications. Malerie’s focus and specialty is Northeastern US, and she is constantly amazed by the caliber of restaurants and lodging in the unlikeliest places.

Sandra Foyt is the founding editor of Albany Kid, a guide to enriching family travel, and a contributor to Being Latino. A former education advocate and enrichment coach, she lived in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Southern California before settling in Northeast New York with two kids, an outdoorsy husband, and a well-indulged Chocolate Lab. Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?” on serendipitous trips in the US, Caribbean, and whereever adventure beckons.

Questions? Contact editor@getawaymavens.com.

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