Did you know that Costa Rica has no army, a 98% literacy rate, and married women keep their last name? They also have great coffee and live the Pura Vida life. These are just some of the reasons to put...
These days you can never be sure when the next nor’easter will blow into Vermont. Weather can be unpredictable, and winter can catch even the most-experienced drivers by surprise. Having many winters behind you is helpful, but having a...
Windstar Cruises maintains that they are 180 Degrees from Ordinary. After sailing with them four times, I cannot refute that statement. In fact, they are extraordinary. Recently my husband and I set off from Dublin, bound for Lisbon, on their flagship vessel...
It is hard to believe I almost missed visiting Porto for the first time. During a recent Windstar cruise, I sailed from Dublin to Lisbon on Windsurf. Porto was one of the last stops on our itinerary. We were...
The Conrad New York is located in lower Manhattan's Battery Park City. This all-suite hotel is in an ideal spot for those who don't love the commotion of the big city. Away from midtown, with acres of public open...
He probably thought he wasn't being disrespectful, or maybe he didn't think about it at all. But when he answered his cell phone in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, not only was it impolite, it was rude. It was...
This year my family went on an epic adventure. We took our first ever RV Trip. Knowing that we'd be spending a week in tight quarters, the night before we got on the road we stayed in a two bedroom suite...
Every year my family sets out to find, and cut down, the biggest Christmas tree in Vermont. Honestly, it is ridiculous. My grandmother, who was never adverse to anything my husband did, once referred to our quest for the largest...
My love of travel keeps me daydreaming about places I have yet to check off on my bucket list. Usually, as soon as I get home from one trip I am already plotting the next. However, when the opportunity...
Do you remember when going on vacation really meant you were taking a vacation? In today's totally connected world it is almost hard to imagine doing that, but it can be done. I take an unplugged vacation at least once a year...