Viewing: Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Aspire at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort, Uncasville CT

The soaring geometric glass towers of Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino appear suddenly – and startlingly – as you round a curve in the remote rolling hills along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut. One of these modernist towers now houses Aspire, a “hotel within a hotel” with renovated rooms, butler service, complimentary breakfast, lunch […] Read More

50 Lesser Known But Worthy Museums, Attractions and Tours in Mid-Atlantic USA

Travel Desk and Land-Claim Cross owned by Christopher Columbus, Boal Mansion Boalsburg PA The Getaway Mavens take pride in finding the most obscure, insider’y, behind the scenes places in the Northeast USA, and this year was a bonanza in the Mid-Atlantic States. See Harleys being made, gape at the travel desk and land-claim cross that […] Read More

35 Unsung But Oh So Worthy Museums, Attractions, and Tours in New England And New York 2019

The Getaway Mavens take pride in finding the most obscure, insider’y, behind the scenes places in the Northeast USA, and this year was a bonanza of American icons. Find a very out of the way plant nursery/restaurant with a Little Red Riding Hood connection, Uncle Sam’s boyhood home, the model for Dorothy in the Wizard […] Read More

10 A+ Lodgings On Your East Coast US College Tour

Your kid’s future alma mater isn’t cookie-cutter, so why should your college tour accommodations be? Sure, you can stay in some boilerplate roadside franchise, but if you’re used to traveling with flair and want to experience the most welcoming aspects of your chosen college towns, stay in these one-of-a-kind hotels, inns and B&B’s. (For more […] Read More

Top 8 Northeast US Lodgings In Which To Wait Out the Storm (2019)

The Northeastern region of the USA is well known for its iffy atmospheric conditions. Mark Twain famously quipped, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute.” Chances are if you’re traveling during the cold, freezing months, you’ll experience a blizzard or, in warmer season, what’s affectionately termed a Nor’easter. So, it […] Read More

20 Most Popular Towns in the Northeast USA 2018 (“Bringing you the best offbeat escapes in the Northeast”) is 5 ½ years old, and with over 450 destinations from Virginia to Maine, 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 Destinations in the Northeast USA.” But what […] Read More

Best New and Renewed Hotels, Inns, and B&B’s in the Northeast (2019)

From sprawling to tiny, notorious to awesomely cool, these 13 new and renewed lodgings are our luxury picks for the best of the Northeast USA this year. Stay where the most memorable Presidential Scandal took place, in a Casino resort that doubles as a literary boutique hotel, and in a Pullman car used by Teddy […] Read More

17 Best Things to Do Around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: One of the Prettiest Places on Earth

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a four-hour drive from the international airport in Guatemala City, is beguiling in its beauty. Ringed by mountains, volcanoes, and twelve towns and villages, Lake Atitlan is best discovered by small boat. From artisan weavers, to legends of The Little Prince (the author spent time here recovering from injuries sustained in a […] Read More

MGM Springfield MA: Not A Gambler? No Problem

The Getaway Mavens are not gamblers. So, it’s really not like us to go gaga over a Casino where hoards of people stare banefully at bleeping, dinging, flashing slot machines – or at Blackjack and Poker tables – hoping for a payoff. But here’s the thing: though ostensibly a gambling hall, MGM Springfield, the first […] Read More

15 Lesser Known But Laudable Art Museums and Studios In Northeast USA

Last year, I compiled this list of the Lesser Known Art Museums in the Northeast for Huffington Post. Like the above referenced art galleries, the following small city and smaller town Art Museums, Artists home studios, and Art Centers in the Northeast are also often overlooked and shouldn’t be. Stop in to any of the […] Read More

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