Where I Like to Stay in Montréal

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....

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Québec City Travel Guide

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...

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The J & E Riggin: A Culinary Adventure at Sea

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...

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My 3 Favorite Unplugged Vacations

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...

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Barge Cruising: A Guide for First-Timers

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...

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Where to Eat Local in Vermont

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...

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Best Vacation Rental Homes Around the World

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...

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Affordable Luxury on the Gulf Shores of Alabama

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...

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9 Unusual Things to Do on Maui

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...

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Beach House Dreams on Alabama’s Gulf Shores

Can you picture yourself relaxing on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico? I sure can. This winter I will be heading to Alabama to check out this unbelievable eight bedroom Gulf Shores vacation rental. However, I am...

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