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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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Ivy League tradition: The Hanover Inn Dartmouth

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015

As the the only hotel on the Dartmouth College campus the Hanover Inn Dartmouth is immersed in the Ivy League tradition. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America, a National Trust for Historic Preservation program, which means it is recognized nationally or locally as part of America’s cultural heritage.

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Destination Kohler: from a horse trough to a 5-star resort complex

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015

The Forbes 5-star and AAA 5-diamond ranked American Club opened in 1981 and is one of only 48 hotels in the world with both designations. This popular Midwestern vacation spot is about an hour’s drive north of Milwaukee and 2 1/2 hours from Chicago.

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The Eastern Townships: the art of living well is just across the border

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015

Whenever we want an international vacation experience without spending the time or money to cross an ocean we look to our neighbor to the north, Canada, and head for its largest province, the vast and diverse Québec. There’s a joie de vivre and distinctive art of living.

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Auberge Ripplecove: The Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015

Nestled amid century-old pines on a twelve acre peninsula in Ayer’s Cliff, the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa has earned the AAA Four-Diamond Award every year since 1987 and in 2008 received 5 Stars, Québec Tourism’s highest classification.

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