The Outer Banks is a 130-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. Commonly referred to as the OBX, this National Seashore is one of the most ideal places in America for a family vacation. With...
With impeccable service and a commitment to being environmentally conscientious, the Inn by the Sea has been honored with many awards and accolades for being one of the best hotels in Maine. Located just south of Portland, in Cape Elizabeth,...
There are so many things to do in Montreal it is the ideal place for a weekend getaway. Although Montreal is a big city, it has unique neighborhoods, each with their own personality, restaurants, hotels, bars, and places to explore....
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...