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St. Augustine, Florida: a step back to grandeur of the Gilded Age and Downton Abbey

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

Sunbirds and vacationers heading south have a unique opportunity to step back to the Gilded Age in St. Augustine, Florida. 

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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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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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Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival at Okemo Mountain Resort

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

The 17th annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival was held at Okemo Mountain Resort August 6-8, 2017.

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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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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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Old Saybrook, Connecticut: An immersion in history where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016

This local landmark is known for the area’s premier dining, spa, and accommodations. Though people travel here for a getaway…

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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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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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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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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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Pumpkins fly at the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015

Crowds gathered and spectators came from as far away as England’s Isle of Wight for the seventh annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival and Chili Cook-off. Do-it-yourself mechanical wizards flung pumpkins with their trebuchets on the beautiful grounds of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa…

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The Spirit on the Lake: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015

The City of Sheboygan is along the western shores of Lake Michigan, the largest surface fresh water system in the world. They say the beaches are brighter and the fish are bigger here. Activities in Sheboygan range from diving for the lake’s shipwrecks to exploring a spaceport with people who trained NASA astronauts.

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The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015

The Osthoff Resort is a luxurious, family-friendly hotel that was awarded four diamonds by AAA. It continues to be a place people return to year after year.

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Savor the flavors of Quebec’s Charlevoix

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Charlevoix is a top Canadian vacation destination to the east of Quebec City that abounds with outdoor activities and leads the French-speaking province of Quebec in agritourism.

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St. Andrews By-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014

Would you like to walk on the ocean floor? You can do this as you witness one of the Marine Wonders of the World — powerful tides that rise and fall up to 26‘ twice a day — in a picture-perfect setting with the melodious name St. Andrews by-the-Sea.

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Reflections on Moosehead Lake

Posted by on May 24, 2014

The stillness of the morning was broken as the aura of a sunrise colored the sky. There was the sound ducks beckoning one another to begin a new day. Even the most nocturnal of travel writers had become an early riser, wanting to share in the magic of dawn, where the only sights and sounds were those of nature.

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