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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

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

The Graduate Hotel, Charlottesville VA

Nearly abutting college campuses, the well-located, “thoughtfully crafted” Graduate Hotels are sprouting up in many University towns throughout the USA, and offer a quirky, fun, boutique alternative to other stuffy, corporate competitors. To whit, Charlottesville: where The Graduate Charlottesville, across from UVA campus and a 10 minute walk from the Downtown Mall, has a 40’s-era […] Read More

The Bristol Hotel, Bristol VA: New Boutique in The Birthplace of Country Music

Next door to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, The Bristol Hotel, a brand new chic boutique hotel (opened Oct. 2018) in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, has a winning formula for high-end travelers seeking an upscale and stylish overnight stay. If you’re a fan of country music, and want to learn about its […] Read More

Red Fox Inn and Tavern, Middleburg VA: Fox Hunting Chic

The Red Fox Inn and Tavern in Middleburg VA is one of the oldest and finest inns in the country – established in 1728 – so it’s not hard to imagine Bold Faced Names like Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy  overnighting here during fox-hunting seasons of yore. While the restaurant and several rooms are located […] Read More

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse NY: Brought Back to Life

Marriott Syracuse Downtown The Hotel Syracuse was a sensation when it first opened in 1924. Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, aviator Charles Lindbergh, entertainers Bob Hope, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and John Lennon (who celebrated his 31st birthday here, with Yoko) were all guests. In the […] Read More

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Western PA

Wow! I’ve traveled far and wide and have never, ever, seen anything like this. Named after the local Native American chief who blazed the Indian path that became The National Trail – US Route 40 – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, just 1 1/2 hours southeast of Pittsburgh, continues to blaze new trails year after year. What exactly […] Read More

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel: Pittsburgh PA

STAY: Renaissance Pittsburgh. After a savvy redo, the cooly designed luxe Renaissance Pittsburgh in the former Fulton Building, on the riverfront opposite PNC Park, is a top choice for style-minded travelers. Located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, the Renaissance is right next door to the Byham Theater, within a couple of blocks of the Benedum Center […] Read More

The DeBruce, Livingston Manor NY: Boutique in Fly-Fishing Country

Built in 1880 as an inn, and then a boarding house, The DeBruce has not roamed far from its origins – except stylistically. Now a cool-bean 14-room boutique hotel, owned by hospitality maestros, Sims and Kirstin Foster, (who also own the Arnold House, North Branch Inn, and 9 River Road), the DeBruce is emblematic of […] Read More

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