Viewing: Sandra Foyt

7 Unusual Attractions in Grand Cayman; a Travel Guide

The Cayman Islands have some of the best dive spots in the world, but did you know there were mermaids? This and six other quirky attractions make Grand Cayman a Getaway Maven favorite. Things To Do In Grand Cayman DIVE: Underwater Mermaid Statue. Amphitrite, the 9-foot-tall bronze mermaid known as the Siren of Sunset Reef, is found 55 feet […] Read more

It’s Better in The Abaco Islands, The Other Side of the Bahamas

WHY GO: Far from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Freeport, the Abaco Islands offers a quieter alternative. Bahamians call the 130-mile strip of islands in the northern Out Islands the “Family Islands” because that’s where they go to relax. Recreation is of the annual boxcar races and flag football tournament variety. Instead of built-up attractions, the Abaco […] Read more

Hope Town Harbour Lodge: Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas

Set between gingerbread-trimmed buildings and translucent aquamarine sea, on an island too sparsely populated to merit even one traffic light, Hope Town Harbour Lodge is a delightful collection of historic buildings and charming cottages. The resort sits perched on a tiny hill in the village of Hope Town, on the northern tip of Elbow Cay, a narrow […] Read more

Brooklyn Date Spots (and Other Reasons for a Weekend Getaway in New York City’s Hipster Borough)

Labeled the “Love” train for its infamous Missed Connections, the “L” line is the uber pick up place – especially between the two stops separating hipsters from Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. But when you step off the train, the coolest places for a date are in Brooklyn. Signs of the borough’s renaissance […] Read more

Cabrera, Dominican Republic, the All-Inclusive Alternative

WHY GO: Not far from the popular beach town of Puerta Plata, there’s the much quieter and lesser known Cabrera, Dominican Republic. You won’t find manicured all-inclusive resorts here, but you will discover cliff divers, a blue lagoon, pristine and unpopulated beaches, and most welcome of all, small town hospitality. Things to Do in Cabrera […] Read more

5 Romantic Resorts for a Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Imagine white lace, crisp linen, and your loved ones assembled in nature’s cathedral: a floor of white sand, looking out on translucent sapphire waters, with a canopy of lush tropical vegetation overhead. That dream can be yours at a Dominican Republic destination wedding. Carol Cain, founder of, explains why she chose to wed on […] Read more

Travel to Cuba Legally and Cheaply: What You Need to Know Now

It’s still easier than ever to travel to Cuba, even with revised restrictions in 2018. Already most U.S. citizen may visit under the educational activities license although significant restrictions apply. And now multiple U.S. airlines have been approved to schedule flights from twelve American cities to ten Cuban destinations. Here’s what you need to know to […] Read more

The Met Breuer: a Photo Tour Inside The Met’s Newest Museum

The Met Breuer, the newest outpost of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, won’t open to the public until March 18, 2016, but critics are already launching attacks. In his review of one of the three inaugural exhibit, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, Jason Farago of The Guardian, asks is the Met going soft? Ben Davis of […] Read more

Chinatown in the Year of the Monkey – a Photo Essay

Here is a new year’s celebration that lasts all year long. On February 8, 2016, New York City rang in the Year of the Monkey at Sara D. Roosevelt Park with the traditional Firecracker Ceremony, and on Sunday, the 17th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade will wind all through Chinatown. But that’s just the beginning–the Year of […] Read more

Getaway Mavens Win Awards in National Writing Competition

We are delighted to announce that Getaway Mavens received two awards in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) annual writing competition. Sandra Foyt earned Gold place in the 2015 NATJA Awards Competition in the Destination Travel, Online Publication category for The Historical Romance of Quebec City. She also placed as a Finalist in the Illustrated Story, Online Publication […] Read more

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