About Getaway Mavens

We began Getaway Mavens in 2013 as a way to bring attention to lesser-known destinations in the Northeast. Our all-in-one travel guides gathered all the best things to do, restaurants, and luxury hotels for places that saw little or no tourism. That’s still a major motivator.

Still, we changed over time. We began the travel blog when empty nests loomed, but then we began to appreciate that we were now free to adventure on weekend getaways with our partners. And we found that this content resonated with our readers. And not just with our own demographic—many of our readers are affluent Millenials and Zoomers.

We’re still writing about the less traveled destinations, but now it’s with a romantic getaway spin.

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….…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 offers entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” weekend getaways in the US 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.

Most importantly, we inspire couples to connect–one romantic getaway at a time.

Getaway Mavens authors Sandra Foyt and Malerie Yolen-Cohn hold up a wine glass and road map.

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, with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Yankee Magazine, Shape.com, Sierra Magazine, Porthole, Paddler, New England Boating Magazine (formerly Offshore/Northeast Boating Magazine), and dozens of other publications.

Malerie’s focus and specialty is Northeastern USA, and she is constantly amazed by the caliber of restaurants and lodging in the unlikeliest places.

Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, road trip veteran, and award-winning travel photographer. 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.”

Find her stock photography on Alamy, learn how Sandra can help reveal your story through Documentary Photography or connect with her on LinkedIn. Originally from the Caribbean, with family homes still in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, she is based in Albany, New York.

Sandra covers the Caribbean and other warm-climate destinations. Mostly, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?,” always in search of sweet treats and grand adventures.

Questions? Email us at editor@getawaymavens.com.

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89 thoughts on “About Getaway Mavens”

  1. Dear get away mavens. Great and appealing presentation about Fall River. I have lived here for 75 years, so I should know. One GLARING error. It is NOT Christopher St. it is Columbia Street. Also highly recommend that whole on Columbia Street, visit a bakery and buy a sweet bread‼️

  2. Can I use a few of your pictures? I’ve written a memoir about my parents living in Lewiston (1924 – 1991) to share with family and friends. Probably print a dozen or so copies, and not for for sale to others. Would like to include a picture of the flowing canal and maybe another. Let me know.

  3. The article on Clearfield County was pretty well done. However the statement that the Native Americans were Lanape or “Dalaware” is very wrong and the origin of the white pine is false. Both statements are very misleading and the actual facts much more interesting.

  4. I was glad to see you found out about ‘Kilroy Was Here’ originating in Quincy at the shipyard during the war. However, it was the words of rivet inspector James Kilroy that originated there — not the picture. That was graffiti that began in Great Britain. It was usually accompanied by words like “Wot no beer?” or “Wot no petrol?” At some point someone — probably a sailor or soldier — merged the two to create the popular graffiti image we all know. I think it turned out to be a terrific symbol of Allied cooperation between the US and the UK.

  5. Hi again Malorie. Have been meaning to write since last week. I enjoyed meeting you so much, loved our conversation, and your so positive energy. Enthusiasm for Marblehead, which I totally share. Looking forward to your blog on this.
    Kathy/Bus Stop

  6. Would love if you could share Cat Eye Creative with your readers.
    Voted Best Art Gallery in Atlanta this year!
    The next generation studio and gallery space founded by Adam Crawford an Atlanta native, represents over 100 unique artists and designers from around the globe. From fine art curation and consulting to large scale mural installations and artist residencies programs, Cat Eye Creative brings the art to the people. We believe art is for everyone and without a community there is no art.
    We’re here to make artists, designers, collectors, cities, and developers dreams a reality.
    Thank you!

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