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The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

Although you may want to reserve a window table, it is likely that you will be so absorbed with this culinary extravaganza and the restaurant’s contemporary glamor and the Old World charm that you forget about the view of the majestic St. Lawrence.

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Sláinte Dublin!: the Guinness connection

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

Kegs were piled high for delivery in this city known for its pubs. This was the first of many reminders of just how intricately the Guinness name and product has been woven into the fabric of Ireland’s capital city.

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The National Weather Center and NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016

Ever wonder why the National Weather Center and NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory is in Oklahoma?

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Stowe, Vermont: the ultimate flavor of New England 

Posted by on Feb 21, 2016

Mention the state of Vermont, the Green Mountain State, and images of classic New England charm —covered bridges, cow pastures, family farms, white steepled churches, and fresh mountain air — come to mind.

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The Faroe Islands: The Sheep Islands

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016

These 18 volcanic islands between Scotland and Iceland were formed millions of years ago have remained much undisturbed by the outside world. Residents are descendents of Vikings who arrived in longships over a thousand years ago in search of new uninhabited land. Today, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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The Optical Heritage Museum, Southbridge, Massachusetts

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

The Optical Heritage Museum is a hidden gem in Southbridge Massachusetts where artifacts from the the American Optical Company’s 150 year history…

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Old Sturbridge Village: more than meets the eye

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

What better way to spend a day than strolling the grounds of one of the nation’s largest outdoor living history museums, Old Sturbridge Village?

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The Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

The main plant of the American Optical Company is now home to the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center.

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Lake and mountains: The Basin Harbor Club

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015

The Basin Harbor Club goes back to 1886 when this was a farm and, as was done back then, Ardelia Beach began taking in summer boarders who wanted to escape the city’s summer heat. It’s the kind of place people return to year after year to enjoy the signature “active tranquility.”

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