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Central Park South: The New York City of the Movies

Some claim that Times Square represents New York: The City That Never Sleeps, but this Getaway Maven believes that the Southeast corner of Central Park - land of The Plaza Hotel, The Pierre Hotel, horse and carriages, Wollman Skating Rink and the Central Park Zoo – embodies New York’s beating, romantic heart. At least in [...]

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Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built for Romance

** Post updated 1-25-2017 WHY GO: Beacon NY grew up a mill town. Hunched at the foot of mountains and wedged between waterfalls and the navigable Hudson River, factories harnessing raging water eroded beauty from the landscape. Industrial waste turned the Hudson into “a sewer,” according to Beacon’s most famous resident, the late Pete Seeger. [...]

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Shelter Island NY: A Tranquil Step Back In Time

WHY GO: Picture the Eastern end of Long Island NY - the North Fork (wineries) and the South Fork (Hamptons)- as an open lobster claw. Shelter Island would be the fish in between; nearly, but not quite, in the lobster’s grasp. Accessible only via 10-minute car ferries from either Sag Harbor or Greenport, Shelter Island [...]

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WHY GO: Plan a weekend in Woodstock NY. Yes, this is the Woodstock - best known for the famed 1969 "Peace, Love and Music" Festival that was actually held on Yasger's Farm down the road in Bethel. The hippies have never left, and Woodstock itself has expanded to serve tie-dye wannabes, nostalgic Boomers, and retro Millennials. Nearby, the little [...]

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Kingston NY: An Historic Hotspot on the Hudson

WHY GO: It’s hip, it’s hot, it’s contemporary, it’s historic. Kingston NY was the center of New York Government for several months, a key coal shipping port, and place where former slave, Sojourner Truth, pleaded for and won (in court) her son’s freedom. Most of the attractions and shopping are found in Upper Kingston - [...]

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The Stone House B&B, Hurley NY

You’ve toured the famous stone houses nearby – now sleep in one - actually one of the oldest homes in New York State that you can stay in. Sam and Nadia Scoggins preside over The Stone House B&B,  a fieldstone Dutch vernacular structure dating from 1705,  just outside of tiny Hurley NY. Each of five distinctive [...]

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  On the northern edge of Brooklyn, where this NYC borough borders Queens across the Pulaski Bridge, Greenpoint is blooming like tulips in May: the corner of Newtown Creek where it meets the East River in particular. New construction, renovated apartments, and gutted and repurposed factories are attracting more and more Millennials priced out of Manhattan [...]

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Ocean House: Watch Hill RI

If you want to be spoiled in the best way possible, come to the Ocean House  in Watch Hill RI, and you’ll enjoy as civilized and tranquil a shore stay as you’ll find anywhere in the world, with over the top service well worth the pretty penny you’ll spend. Originally built in 1868, by 2003 the [...]

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Sunset Beach Wedding - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Imagine white lace, crisp linen, and your loved ones assembled in nature’s cathedral: a floor of white sand, looking out on translucent sapphire waters, with a canopy of lush tropical vegetation overhead. That dream can be yours at a Dominican Republic destination wedding. Carol Cain, founder of GirlGoneTravel.com, explains why she chose to wed on [...]

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WHY GO: If dogs had a Travel Bucket List, Alexandria VA would certainly be among the Top Five Towns For a Tail-Wagging Good Time. Right across the Potomac River from Washington DC, Old Town Alexandria - a boutique-studded favorite of Presidents and common folk since Colonial days - is the perfect quiet alternative to bedding down in [...]

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