Best Under the Radar Things to Do in Connecticut

Scan any “Best Things to Do In CT” list and you’re sure to find the usual suspects: Mystic Seaport; Mystic Aquarium, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Mark Twain House, Norwalk Maritime Center; and Gillett Castle. Of course, many travelers already know about those high-profile attractions. So, given our propensity to find …

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Last Minute Valentines Day 2021 Getaways in Northeast US

For all of you cabin-fevered lovers out there; these 9 hotels and inns in the Boston-New York-DC area are offering some pretty swanky romantic packages for Valentines Day weekend and beyond. All with Covid safety protocols in place, of course. And, naturally, the Getaway Mavens also include links to corresponding …

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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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15 Top TV Shows and Movies Filmed In NYC

Whether you’re into romance (You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally), comedy (Friends, Seinfeld, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Superheroes (Batman, Superman), and more, there’s no questions that some of the best TV shows and movies were filmed in NYC. Hollywood may claim star status, but in its infancy, the center of …

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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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The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County NY

WHY GO: The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County NY remains the lesser traveled portion of the Catskill Mountains. But it’s being re-energized as New York’s extreme adventure park – a mere two hours from Manhattan. To tell you the truth, this has been America’s Adventure-land for over 200 years. …

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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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