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...
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...
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...
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...
At 50, I thought my ski days might be numbered. Certainly, trying something as intimidating as skiing out west was not on my radar. After growing up in New England and living in Vermont, I really only know how...
Located just down the road from the popular Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beaches, you will find the best beach in Southern California. Torrance Beach is just a sliver of the SoCal shoreline. At only one and a half miles long,...