Windstar Cruises maintains that they are 180 Degrees from Ordinary. After sailing on their luxury cruises numerous times, I completely agree. In fact, they are extraordinary. Recently my husband and I set off on a repositioning cruise from Dublin, bound for...
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 middle of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, not only was it impolite, 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. Our quest for the largest conifer is a bit absurd and some years we find ourselves going from one Vermont Christmas Tree...
Living in New England, Cape Cod is our ideal destination for a quick weekend getaway. From Vermont, we can make it to the Cape in under six hours. I recently used HomeAway to find us the best Cape Cod vacation rental...
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...
Embarking on an extensive refurbishment, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is now more magnificent than ever. The lobby, first-floor public spaces and the entryway are all complete. Within the next few years, all of the 142 guest rooms will also...
Have you ever ridden an e-bike? Me niether and I had no idea what riding electric bikes might be like. After I recent outing with Lamoille Valley Bike Tours (LVBT), I was pleasantly surprised to find just how much...