Make Travel Safe Again

Insights from a mid-pandemic trip to Portugal If you follow my social media, you probably know that I was recently in Portugal. Specifically, I traveled to the Azores Islands and Lisbon. Before you start travel shaming me, you should know...

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A Long Weekend in Camden, Maine

Maine's mid-coast is filled with more than its fair share of beautiful coastal towns. I frequently stay in an area south of Portland; however, I recently found that Camden, Lincolnville, and Rockport are a spectacular trifecta of charming seaside...

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Sensational Vermont Swimming Holes

There is no doubt that Vermont is full of amazing things do all year round. During the summer months, you're likely to find the locals cooling off at any number of Vermont Swimming Holes. These hidden gems are made...

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Staying in a Hotel During Coronavirus

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...

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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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What you will love about sailing on a Royal Clipper Cruise

The Royal Clipper is no ordinary cruise ship. One of the three vessels in the Star Clippers fleet, with five masts and 42 sails, she is the world's largest fully-rigged sailing ship. The Royal Clipper carries 227 passengers in 114...

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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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