Happy President’s Day Weekend, EscapeMakers! As we celebrate a three-day weekend and great presidents from the past, we would be remiss not to explore the American history right here in our backyard. The Northeast is rich with historic sites and landmarks, and now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to reflect on these great and progressive events and places that have helped define what it truly means to be American. Whether you only have

Looking for a fun day trip or weekend activity with family or friends? Celebrate quintessential summer days at a local county or state fair near you! From now through October, there are ferris wheels to be ridden, giant stuffed animals to be won, and outrageous fried food to be eaten. Check out some of the top fairs near NYC below and plan your trip today!   Ulster County Fair, NY 8/2 – 8/7 ulstercountyfair.com  

Amtrak.com If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Summer Getaway Ideas by Amtrak! Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Summer Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State! FOOD & WINE FEST! – June 25th-26th – Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey at the second annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival. You will be introduced to some of the

If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Quick Local Getaways within 500 miles! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Dear EscapeMakers — Women Only Weekends are the perfect opportunity to escape from all of your day-to-day rituals. Grab your friends, sisters, or daughters and explore all of the amazing things that Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has to offer like savory wineries, delicious dining, and fantastic shopping. Let them

If you can not view this html email click here GETAWAY ALERT! NEW TRAIL TO FOLLOW! EXPLORE THE HAUNTED HISTORY TRAIL OF NEW YORK STATE IF YOU DARE! Dear Escapemakers – experience over 60 haunted inns, restaurants, museums, public spaces, ghost tours and more across 400 miles of New York State. You can explore the trail by the regions you would like to visit, or by the experiences you would like to seek out. To

by Sarah Pascarella, SmarterTravel.com Staff Sometimes, you just want to get away. Many hotels, inns, and B&Bs recognize this, and often put together discounted packages that make it easy to book a weekend escape. The following sites are 10 of the best for planning an unforgettable getaway weekend without having to arrange every detail yourself. BedandBreakfast.com: Thorough and comprehensive, BedandBreakfast.com offers listings for B&Bs around the world. Somewhat buried within the many property descriptions are