Thursday, June 6, 2013

Escape From Brooklyn: Five Great Getaways

Posted on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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"One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." So said Brooklyn-native Henry Miller, and while we certainly know what he was getting at, we also have to insist that changing your location can alter your mind as surely as your state of mind can alter your destination. With that said, we've picked five places where you can go this summer and look at things in a whole new way. After all, everyone needs to escape once in a while, and each of these destinations—Montauk, Newport, the Berkshires, the Hudson Valley, and the Finger Lakes—offer distinct pleasures and forms of retreat. Soon, your familiar world will be nothing more than a receding landscape, your new adventures will start to take shape on the horizon, and the truth of the matter will become clear: all you needed was an escape. And it's not so much that you needed an escape from something, just an escape to something: something new, something better, so that you can eventually come back home and start all over again.

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