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Portland, Maine: a getaway by land and sea 

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018

The Portland by Land and by Sea package is a four day, three night getaway that includes a one night stay on the mainland followed by two nights on an island in the harbor. There is time to explore the attractions of the city then relax at a private island enclave in a unique historic setting.

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The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018

If you are not on the guest list for the Bush family compound, then the family-owned Nonantum Resort is a next best option for a stay in Kennebunkport.

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NCL’s Breakaway: Florida and the Bahamas cruise from New York

Posted by on May 10, 2018

People who live within driving distance of New York and can eliminate the expense and inconvenience of a flight with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Bahamas and Florida cruise aboard the Breakaway.

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Our top 10 tips for getting the most from your Norwegian Cruise Line cruise

Posted by on May 10, 2018

Here are some ways to enhance your cruise experience and to get more for less.

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Rockland, Maine: Lobster Capital of the World and so much more

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018

Rockland is a great place to savor the freshest of food in a variety of venues. It is one of the world’s largest lobster shipping centers and is known as The Lobster Capital of the World.

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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018

The Texas-sized JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the largest JW Marriott Resort in the world.

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San Antonio’s cuisine: innovative and multicultural

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Spanish colonists, Mexicans, Germans and others who came to San Antonio created a multicultural legacy that extends to its cuisine.

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San Antonio: The Tourism Capital of Texas

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

As you might expect, people were taking selfies in front of the Alamo when we visited San Antonio in December. But something was a little different from usual.

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The Black Point Inn: a classic oceanfront resort at its best

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017

Even a leisurely dinner feels like a getaway at the Black Point Inn, a classic and historic oceanfront resort. This landmark on Prouts Neck is just outside Portland, Maine but feels worlds away.

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Reflections on Golden Pond: the best of Squam Lake

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017

This stucco and shingle estate was completed in 1907 as a summer residence for wealthy businessman Isaac Van Horn and his debutante wife, Madeline. The Van Horns employed over 100 craftsmen from around the world to build a place to relax and entertain their Boston society friends.

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Breakfast at Ballygally Castle: farm to table at its finest

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

A wee book on the breakfast table tells the tales of other local fare like the White’s Porridge Oats served with Waggle Dance honey and Bushmills Whiskey, yogurt from the Marchioness of Dufferin’s estate, and Guinness Wholegrain Bread.

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Belfast cuisine: pub grub to 5-star

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017

Belfast’s culinary scene has runs the gamut from pub grub to five-star dining. And it can often be enjoyed in a grand historic building that dates to Belfast  industries like linen production and ship building were the best in the world. 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland: A Titanic Adventure

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Belfast’s culture and heritage is seen and enjoyed in its world-class architecture, treasured traditions, abundance and range of dining options, and vibrant music and arts scene.

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Okemo Mountain Resort: the best of Vermont for all seasons

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

Okemo Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for family-friendly fun in the fresh Green Mountain air.

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The Farmhouse Dinner Series at Jackson Gore Inn’s Coleman Brook Tavern

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

During the summer harvest season, the Farmhouse Dinner Series at Okemo Mountain Resort’s Coleman Brook Tavern at showcases Executive Chef Jason Tostrup’s commitment to fresh, local Vermont cuisine.

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The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina: a Vanderbilt Legacy

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

George Washington Vanderbilt, grandson of steamship, railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, built a country retreat in Asheville that is the largest house in America

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Asheville, North Carolina

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Visit Asheville and you will discover many of the reasons people like George Washington Vanderbilt were drawn to this mountain region in western North Carolina.

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New London, Connecticut: fish and ships and so much more

Posted by on May 2, 2017

New London, Connecticut’s location just off Route 95 makes “The Whaling City” a convenient place to visit, whether for a few hours, a weekend getaway, or for a stay long enough to take in the best of the area’s maritime attractions and rich heritage.

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Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz: On Top of the World

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

Awaken at sunrise at Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz and you will discover how it feels to be on “Top of the World.”

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Dining in Zurich: some of our favorites

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Looking for a hidden gem? You will need a reservation for a table

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