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May/June 2015 Issue

Yankee Magazine’s May/June Issue Announces “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” Winners for 2015

For 39 years, this Travel Guide to New England: Special Issue has been a best-selling guide for where to go & what to do in the six-state region

DUBLIN, New Hampshire (April 28, 2015)— Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2015 Travel Guide debuts the “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” listings for 2015. The special issue, available on newsstands now, features 324 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice 2015” winners, which include the region’s best attractions, food & dining, lodging, and bargains. A comprehensive guide to travel in the region it includes 90 local foodie destinations, the best summer bargains, and 120 of the best fairs, festivals and events around New England.

“Our annual special Travel Guide section, ‘Best of New England,’ is filled with treasures for travellers throughout New England,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “New England is where we live, and we all have our own personal ‘best’ places. We’re joined by our state experts a team of writers who know their local turf through and through (Hilary Nagle, Maine; Annie Graves, New Hampshire; William Scheller, Vermont; David Lyon and Patricia Harris, Massachusetts; Kara Baskin, Boston; Kim Knox Beckius (Connecticut and Rhode Island). Their ability to find the local secrets, little-known gems, and classic places that have stood the test of time make this section an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to roam about the region.”

In the “Best of New England— Editors’ Choice” section (page 101) Yankee reveals this year’s winners. Listings are sorted by state and category. Recipients range from free concerts, to bargain finds and luxury stays, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Hidden Lobster Shack” in Maine, the “Best Bike Trail” in New Hampshire, the “Best Free Concert Series” in Vermont, the “Best Affordable Waterfront Dining” in Boston, the “Best Affordable Antiques” in Connecticut, the “Best Clam Cakes” in Rhode Island, and many more.

Just in time for spring and summer vacation planning, a suite of multi-media coverage from Yankee Magazine features this year’s Editor’s Choice list on a variety of platforms including the free “Best of New England” app available for download available in the iTunes or Google Play stores  A complete list of winners will be published by state at beginning on Monday, May 5th. See the below schedule for online publication information:

Week of 5/4

Best of Maine

Spotlight: Mount Desert Island

Best of Quebec

Best of NY

Week of 5/11

Best of New Hampshire

Spotlight: Seacoast

Week of 5/18

Best of Vermont

Spotlight: Lake Champlain

Week of 5/25

Best of Massachusetts & Boston

Spotlight: Boston Attractions

Week of 6/1

Best of Connecticut

Spotlight: Gold Coast

Week of 6/8

Best of Rhode Island

Spotlight: Narragansett Bay

About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. With a total circulation nearly 300,000 and total audience to 1.8 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and McLean Communications.

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