Pet-friendly Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, Vermont

Baci and Georgie Jet at Essex

A few days at the Essex Resort and Spa is a fantastic way to relax—and perfect for a partner of a ski fanatic who would rather “spa” and shop than hit the slopes! Essex Resort has 18 acres nestled at the base of Mt. Mansfield’s western foothills and is only 20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont’s largest […]

The Longtable Dining Series in Vancouver: a meal you just might tell your grandchildren about

Longtable Dinner for 300!

Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to set up a private dinner for you and a few friends on the waterfront in, I don’t know, say Vancouver, British Columbia? How about a view of the ocean, mountains and the ultramodern Vancouver cityscape as a backdrop, and maybe five or six great […]

11 Reasons to Stay at the Delray Sands Resort

Delray Sands Resort pool

I just returned from checking out South Florida’s newest hotel! I was able to make it down for the Delray Sands Resort’s grand opening celebration last Thursday night, to which they invited me and a few other bloggers. The new hotel just completed an extensive renovation and when you walk through the lobby doors, you’d never […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Visit Catalina Island on Your Birthday

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Visit Catalina Island on Your Birthday Do you have plans to visit Catalina Island in California? If you do, you might want to consider going on your birthday since the Catalina Express (the boat that takes you to and from) is offering passengers free travel on their birthdays, effective now through December 31, 2015! The […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 14, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thieves with stolen passwords try to swipe miles from American Air and United customers Cyprus Airways closes down First Travel Impact From Paris Attacks: EU Parliament May Revive Air-Passenger Terrorism Law Why is United Airlines going to war with a 22-year-old entrepreneur who wants to save travelers […]

Victorian Cape May, New Jersey surprises with unique delights

Cape May, New Jersey

I didn’t think Victorian towns even existed anymore. If I had, I certainly wouldn’t have pictured one on the New Jersey shore of the Atlantic Ocean. So I was duly surprised when just an hour away from the gritty casino madness of Atlantic City, I arrived back in another time. Cape May, New Jersey is the oldest […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Hawaii’s Civil Defense Siren Test

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Hawaii’s Civil Defense Siren Test I just returned from Hawaii, where for the first time in more than 20 visits to Hawaii, I heard the Civil Defense siren test. Natalie and I had no idea what the blaring alarm was exactly, but knew it was either a test or a sign of something not good—like […]

The best view of NYC is from…New Jersey

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel

Nothing gets me in a New York state of mind like looking at the Manhattan skyline. And the best vantage point is from New Jersey. Staying right in Manhattan is trés convenient—except for the expensive, cramped rooms and traffic. Fortunately, I discovered a very appealing place to stay across the river in Weehawken, NJ. Here are 10 things […]