YankeeFoliage.com Is New England's Source for Fall Travel Information
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (August 9, 2011)—Powered by a combination of current technology and more than 75 years of expert knowledge about New England travel, YankeeFoliage.com is the source for comprehensive fall travel planning. For more New England foliage information—and to learn the dos and don’ts of autumn travel, plus foliage drives, photography tips, foliage photos, fall facts, hotline phone numbers, and more—go to: YankeeFoliage.com.
What’s New on YankeeFoliage.com?
Leaf Peepr – Yankee Foliage App: This brand-new mobile Web app lets foliage chasers check color status by region, enter new reports, and upload photos using YankeeFoliage.com’s “Live Fall Foliage Map.” Color is coded as green, turning, moderate, peak, fading, and gone. The Yankee Foliage App helps travelers plan their vacations and make last-minute on-the-road decisions about where to go for spectacular displays of color. This app will be available from the iTunes Store and Android Market.
Foliage Condition Blog with Jim Salge: Meteorologist, science teacher, and photographer Jim Salge will preview the 2011 fall foliage season in mid-August based on current weather conditions. Continuing throughout the fall, he’ll blog about where to go for the best foliage in New England.
More Scenic Foliage Drives and a Foliage Drive App: “Scenic Drives” ranks as one of the most popular features on YankeeFoliage.com. This season, 12 additional “Featured Drives” will be added, one each week starting on September 1 through the end of foliage season, for a total of more than 30 scenic routes across New England available on YankeeFoliage.com. For those on the road, download the “Moveable” app available in the iTunes App Store on September 1 for a new drive each week. To access “Scenic Drives,” visit: YankeeFoliage.com/drives. To access “Featured Drives,” visit: YankeeFoliage.com/FeaturedDrives.
Readers Vote for Best Foliage Town: New this year, enter a foliage update on YankeeFoliage.com’s “Live Fall Foliage Map” and vote for the “Best Foliage Town in New England.” In 2010, Yankee‘s editors named Kent, Connecticut, as the best foliage town in New England, but this year Yankee‘s readers get to vote. The winning town will have a year’s worth of bragging rights as Yankee Magazine‘s “Readers’ Choice Best Foliage Town in New England.”
Share the Map: YankeeFoliage.com’s “Live Fall Foliage Map” can now be embedded on other Web sites. This is a great opportunity for regional travel sites and chambers of commerce to promote foliage travel to their areas.
Popular Features on YankeeFoliage.com
Live Fall Foliage Map – YankeeFoliage.com/Color: Check this map to see the actual foliage color status (green, turning, moderate, peak, fading, and gone) by region across New England. This map is updated daily by Yankee’s foliage ambassadors.
Peak Foliage Forecast Map – YankeeFoliage.com/Forecast: A fall travel-planning tool, this map illustrates typical foliage colors for each day during autumn across New England based on historical data. Choose dates from the calendar and see the color prediction for any destination in the six-state region.
Foliage Drives – YankeeFoliage.com/Drives: This section includes more than 30 scenic road trips in New England, complete with descriptive narratives and information on essential stops along the way. Six of these drives (one for each state) are America’s Byways tours and also include a downloadable podcast and map.