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Lancaster PA Amish Country: Where Buggy Whips Still Fly Off the Shelves

WHY GO: When you come to Lancaster County PA Amish Country, please leave your Type-A personality at home.  Time moves slower in this lush farmland, and, wandering the back roads, you will get stuck behind a clip-clopping horse and buggy. Though attractions and shops can be far apart, getting lost …

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Most Popular Destinations in the Northeast US 2020

GetawayMavens.com (“Bringing you the best offbeat escapes in the Northeast”) is 7 ½ years old, and with over 500 destinations from Virginia to Maine and beyond, it has garnered plenty of worldwide attention. Proving that readers are a romantic bunch, the most searched and read post by far is “Most Romantic …

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11 Best Luxury Lodging in the Northeast US 2020

These 11 Upscale B&B’s, Inns, and Hotels in the Northeast US passed the Getaway Mavens test for Covid-safety and luxury. Traveling during Covid doesn’t have to be a whole big odyssey. It can just be a short jaunt to Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, or Virginia, depending on where you live. …

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Niagara Falls State Park, Honeymoon Capital of the US, is the ultimate travel destination for romantic getaways in NY.

35 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in NY

New York is full of towns and destinations you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “Romantic.” But combing through the following 35 ideas for romantic getaways in NY just might open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet lakeside resorts, …

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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 during the Revolutionary War, a key coal shipping port, and place where former slave, Sojourner Truth, pleaded for and won (in court) her son’s freedom. Nowadays, Kingston is …

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Orange County VA: Orange, Gordonsville VA Charms

WHY GO: Orange County VA encompasses the towns of Orange, Gordonsville, and Somerset in Central Virginia. With its hazy hills and dales, farms, and intimate towns, Orange County is so stunning, you’ll want to visit for its beauty alone. But this oft-overlooked region has what the Getaway Mavens love: historical …

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Harrisonburg VA: No Longer a Sleepy Shenandoah Valley Town

WHY GO: Harrisonburg VA is no longer just a sleepy little college town (James Madison University) in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Things are happening here at a brisk pace – the type of things that the Getaway Mavens love. There’s a burgeoning, collaborative, spirits/beer/cidery community, a growing art presence with notable …

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Shenandoah County VA: Escape To the Mountains

WHY GO: Just 90 minutes from Washington DC, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is seeing a surge of long and short-term visitors seeking wide-open spaces and outdoor recreation in majestic mountains. For obvious social distancing reasons, hiking and other outdoor excursions have inevitably become preferred local getaway activities. Not only are they …

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