I was pretty excited to pack my suitcase and spend the night in a hotel. Like most people, I have not been traveling during the coronavirus outbreak at all. I’ve been grounded for eight weeks, in a travel writer‘s...
There are dozens of luxury hotels in downtown Montréal to choose from. Among the best are the Hotel Birks, the Four Seasons, and the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. All of these 5-star properties are located within the Golden Square Mile....
Québec City sits at the point where the St. Charles and St. Lawrence Rivers converge. With a history that stretches back 400 years, it is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico. Made up of 6...
Sailing on a Maine Windjammer Cruise is something I look forward to every summer. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to sail on several different schooners over the years. While most windjammer voyages are similar, the individual...
While there are certainly times you need to be online and accessible, it shouldn’t be while you are on vacation. Everyone needs, and deserves, to unplug from the stresses of everyday life to recharge their human batteries. You will hardly be...
Barge cruising is one of the most relaxed and luxurious ways to see the European countryside. Barge cruises are vastly different than other types of voyages such as a river, small ocean or windjammer cruises. First-time barge cruisers...
No matter where you choose to eat in Vermont you will find most restaurants have a food philosophy that incorporates a myriad of local products into their menus. Farm-to-table isn't just a movement in Vermont, it is a way...
I know a thing or two about vacation rentals because I have been renting them for several years. Right around the time our kids were no longer willing to sleep in the same bed, it stopped being fun to...
Do you love to hear the sound of waves crashing on the beach while you are on vacation? I know I do. I can see myself, toes in the sand with a good book. However, sometimes staying in an...
The best things to do on vacation aren’t always the most well-known things to do. For me, the more uncommon and off the beaten path the activity is the better. If you prefer to find non-touristy things to do...