You’ve been there, done that at overrun 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 or lake on which you paddled 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” weekend getaways in Northeast USA and escapes beyond; 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. We gather all the juicy bits into one destination guide to make it easy to plan your next great adventure.
The Getaway Mavens
Malerie Yolen-Cohen is the Author of the cross-country travel guide, Stay On Route 6; Your Guide to All 3562 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6. She contributes frequently to Newsday and New England Boating Magazine (formerly Offshore/Northeast Boating Magazine), with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Yankee Magazine, Shape.com, 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 a storyteller, roadtripper, and travel photographer. Freelance travel writing outlets include FamilyTravel411.com and Northstar Travel Media; find her travel photography at SandraFoyt.com. A veteran of many cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?,” always in search of sweet treats and grand adventures.
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