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From the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon to the glitz of Las Vegas and Times Square, the USA is a tapestry shaped by the diversity of those who have settled here.

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

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Cities, Cultural Travel, Florida, grand hotels, Historic Travel, Hotels, Luxury travel, North America, Resorts, Trains, Travel, United States | 0 comments

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

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 in Fine dining, Food and Wine, grand hotels, Historic Travel, Hotels, inns, Luxury travel, Maine, North America, Resorts, Restaurants, Travel, United States | 0 comments

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

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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The M/V Sophie C: the mail boat on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in boats, Cruises, Family travel, Historic Travel, Mountains, New Hampshire, North America, United States | 0 comments

The M/V Sophie C: the mail boat on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee

Drive to Weir’s Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee for a 2-hour ride aboard the mail boat M/V Sophie C., a full service floating U. S. Post Office complete with stamps and supplies.

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Reflections on Golden Pond: the best of Squam Lake

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, inns, Luxury travel, Mountains, New Hampshire, North America, Resorts, Restaurants, Spas, Travel, United States | 0 comments

Reflections on Golden Pond: the best of Squam Lake

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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Squam Lake Boat Tours, Holderness, New Hampshire

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in boats, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Family travel, Mountains, New Hampshire, Travel, United States | 0 comments

Squam Lake Boat Tours, Holderness, New Hampshire

Squam Lake Boat Tours are 90-minute cruises in canopied pontoon boats that feature the serenity and wildlife of the lake as well as film sites from the movie “On Golden Pond.”

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Okemo Mountain Resort: the best of Vermont for all seasons

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Family travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Hotels, Mountains, Multigenerational travel, North America, Resorts, United States, Vermont | 1 comment

Okemo Mountain Resort: the best of Vermont for all seasons

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 in Fine dining, Food and Wine, Hotels, Mountains, North America, Resorts, Restaurants, United States, Vermont | 2 comments

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

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 in Festivals, Food and Wine, Hotels, Mountains, North America, Resorts, Restaurants, United States, Vermont | 0 comments

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

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 in Cities, Cultural Travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, grand hotels, Historic Travel, Hotels, Literary Travel, Luxury travel, Mountains, North America, North Carolina, Resorts, Restaurants, Trains, United States | 0 comments

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

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 in Cities, Cultural Travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, North America, North Carolina, Resorts, Restaurants, Trains, United States | 0 comments

Asheville, North Carolina

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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