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  By Everett Potter The idea behind a new vacation concept called Getaway is that we could all use a break from our overstressed, overworked and over-connected lives. “It started with me being burned out at 25 after a couple of start-ups,” says Jon Staff, CEO and Co-Founder of Getaway.

By Everett Potter Castine is one of my favorite towns on the Maine coast. It’s a stage set of white clapboard Greek Revival houses from the turn of the 19th century, thriving perennial gardens and a mere handful of shops and restaurants. It seems (and has always seemed) just a little

By Everett Potter That crispness in the air is a sure sign it’s time for the annual pageant of vivid reds, oranges, and yellows that inspires leaf-peepers to explore the towns and byways of New England, the Midwest, the Northwest and beyond. But what makes a fall foliage pilgrimage truly

By William Triplett Don’t know about you, but when it comes to a quick getaway this time of year, the mountains hold a special place for me – particularly when my wife and I can survey them in the chilly late winter from the comfort of a cozy cabin or

The view from the Island Inn on Monhegan towards Manana Island. Everett Potter It had been 10 years since I last set foot on Monhegan Island, so on a sunny morning last summer, with my  wife, daughter and niece in tow, we took the ferry from Boothbay Harbor on the

The Chelsea Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ. By Shari Hartford         The Boardwalk in Atlantic City is not exactly a winter wonderland. On a good day it's peppered with hearty folks out for some sea air intermingling with street-wise locals looking to make a few bucks. But when the winds