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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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 toursity things to...

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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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Why You Must Ski Out West This Year

“Have you ever been skiing out West?” -- I have been asked this question a hundred times. My answer is always the same. I grew up in New Jersey and skied in the Catskills. After I got married I...

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Discovering Torrance: A Southern California Gem

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,...

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Where to Stay and What to Do in Conejo Valley, California

With Southern California's seemingly endless days of sunshine, it is a great place to visit any time of year. If you are looking to escape from the crowds in Los Angeles, plan a visit to Conejo Valley. It is...

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