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Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal In Pictures

WHY GO: Lisbon Portugal is a hot destination right now – and should be. It’s the closest Mainland Europe city to New York (a 6 1/2 hour flight), colorful, classic and innovative all at once. Mosaic sidewalks, cobblestone streets, terra cotta roofs, tiled buildings – Lisbon is eye-catching no matter which way you look. Here […] 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

Photo Safari at the Central Park Zoo

Opened in the 1860s, the Central Park Zoo was New York’s first zoo and the nation’s second (the Philadelphia Zoo preceded it in 1859.) Sometimes a source of controversy, the Great Central Park Zoo Escape hoax of 1874–polar bears and Bengal tires reported loose on city streets, oh my!–panicked and angered many New Yorkers. More […] Read More

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia

What to do in Victoria Falls? Start with these and read the complete story on Huffington Post HERE.   Bungee Jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge – a stomach churning 350 foot plunge. Visit the Falls. The whole of the town of Victoria Falls is actually a National Park, which means that animals are given […] Read More

Linkwasha Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe: Boutique in the Bush

The difference is noted even before you arrive to camp. A “Sundowner” shelter, hard by the bumpy airstrip, welcomes newcomers to Linkwasha, and three other Wilderness Safari Camps in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, with bowls of hand-made potato chips, wine, beer, hard and soft-drinks. You haven’t even seen one animal yet, but you’re now aware […] Read More

GETAWAY MAVENS TOP 20 MOST POPULAR TOWNS IN THE NORTHEAST USA 2015 (“Bringing you the best offbeat escapes in the Northeast”) is just 2 ½ years old, but with over 250 destinations from Virginia to Maine, it’s garnering lots of 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

New York City for the Holidays

New York City is simply magical during the holidays. Starting even before the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree in early December, and continuing into January, you can’t stroll down a block without running into festive decorations. I try to visit NYC at this time every year to see my favorites–the Rockefeller angels and all the incredible […] Read More

Pink Ladies and Mistletoe at Storm King Art Center

Over one hundred whimsically-named fountains and elephant-sized art installations dot the five hundred acres of rolling hills at the Storm King Arts Center in Mountainville, New York. The scale of this endeavor–one of the largest collections of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States–is almost impossible to comprehend, even when you see it in person. Here’s […] Read More

Photo Opp at the Newseum

One of the top vantage points for taking travel photos of America’s most important street is at the Newseum‘s Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.  The National Gallery of Art, with the Smithsonian campus as its backdrop, rests directly in front, while the Federal Trade Commission sits to one side. Even more […] Read More

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