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New York Hotels That Excelled During Sandy’s Aftermath

New York Hotels That Excelled During Sandy’s Aftermath

Choice Hotels Ascends to New Heights When Hurricane Sandy struck, no one believed there would be such devastation. True heroes rose during that time and the travel industry was put to the test.  Fleeing residents were welcomed to local hotels and exceptions were made everywhere, from accepting pets to making school lunches.  I found myself […]

January 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Release Your Inner Child At A Make Meaning Store

Release Your Inner Child At A Make Meaning Store

Disconnect, unplug and tap into your own creativity at one of the newly opened Make Meaning stores.   Share the experience with your children or friends and create long lasting memories.  This is a great way to have a stay-cation day together and leave with a handcrafted memento to remember it by. During a rainy weekend […]

November 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
“The Ultimate Driving Experience” – Memorable or Forgetable?

“The Ultimate Driving Experience” – Memorable or Forgetable?

60-Minute Ultimate Driving Experience Trip Report: Extreme Excitement or Ultimate Disappointment? The old adage, “if it is too good to be true, it usually is” certainly applied to the 60-Minute Ferrari Super Car Driving Experience offered by Groupon.   Looking for the perfect gift for my husband I quickly hit the purchase button.   Unfortunately, the entire […]

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rain or Shine, Mystic Connecticut Has Something For Everyone

Rain or Shine, Mystic Connecticut Has Something For Everyone

Rain and Shine, Mystic Connecticut is a great vacation destination for the whole family. Thirty years ago we took our daughter to Mystic Connecticut on vacation. A mere hour and a half from Boston, it was a great destination for a day trip or longer.  She loved Mystic Seaport http://www.mysticseaport.org  (in a time before animation […]

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – A Must See Halifax Attraction

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – A Must See Halifax Attraction

  There are wonderful museums in Halifax; such as the Maritime Museum containing the Titanic Exhibit and a little dream of a museum, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Currently in two historic buildings, the main attraction is the Maud Lewis house.  Travelers from all over the world come to see this extraordinary example of Canadian […]

August 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Bluenose Sidecar Tour of Halifax – A Great Day Of Total Fun

Bluenose Sidecar Tour of Halifax – A Great Day Of Total Fun

Heads turn… people stare… and you hear, “That looks like fun”, and it is! Bluenose Sidecar Tours is a great way to see Halifax and experience the sights and smells of this amazing city.   Vicki and Kevin, owners of Bluenose Sidecar tours, were inspired by a trip to Barcelona where they first saw the sidecars.  […]

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carnival Glory Review: A Family Fun Cruise from Boston to Canada

Carnival Glory Review: A Family Fun Cruise from Boston to Canada

Beginning this summer, Carnival Cruise Line began their newest itinerary – a cruise to Canada out of Boston, MA.  Here’s my just-back review of The Carnival Glory which departs from Boston for a five day New England coastal cruise to St. John and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Carnival Glory’s short summer and fall cruising season […]

July 25, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Hipmunk.com – The Hippest New Travel Search Tool

Hipmunk.com – The Hippest New Travel Search Tool

When Simon, Theodore and Alvin need to travel-they have a new friend, and so do you – Hipmunk.com In 2010 a frustrated world traveler graduated from MIT and thought there had to be better way to search, sort and connect to travel.  Why can’t travelers see all their choices based on their preferences?  Why do […]

July 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Mother’s Day Retreat in Portsmouth NH – Something For Everyone

A Mother’s Day Retreat in Portsmouth NH – Something For Everyone

Children grown, family moved away and my husband asked “What do you want to do for Mother’s Day?” I had the perfect answer-Portsmouth NH. Off we went to the Wentworth by the Sea, a beautiful historic hotel located in New Castle, NH.   This 161 room, AAA Four Diamond “grand hotel” on the New Hampshire seacoast, […]

May 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Puttin’ On The Ritz To Celebrate A Big Event!

Puttin’ On The Ritz To Celebrate A Big Event!

Will you still love me when I am 65?… Paul McCartney please forgive me for changing your lyrics, but as my husband approached his 65th birthday, I had come up with something amazing for the celebration. And when it has to be amazing, no one does it better than the Ritz-Carlton.

March 8, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Best Italian Restaurant in Naples FL – Just Ask The Red Sox

The Best Italian Restaurant in Naples FL – Just Ask The Red Sox

Fall is the perfect time to find and try the wonderful new gems in Naples Florida. This year we found a real gem, Sophia’s Restaurante Italiano… but it appears that Dice K (Daisuke Matsuzaka of Red Sox fame) found it first and celebrated his 31st birthday there with the whole family.

December 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Recipe For A Perfect Summer Weekend – The Newport Wine and Food Festival

Recipe For A Perfect Summer Weekend – The Newport Wine and Food Festival

Sip, nibble and be entertained in grand style at Newport’s annual Winefest in August.  Here’s my trip report of this sparkling event. The day was beautiful, the setting magnificent and before us stretched all the beer, wine and spirits you can consume in a day. We attended the 2nd annual Newport, RI Winefest, held August 19-21st, and […]

September 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Gingerbread White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Gingerbread White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I was recently in Newport, RI to attend the gala Newport Winefest (see my trip report).  While there I did a bit of shopping at the Newport Mansions Gift Shop and met Cookbook Author,  Diane Perry Gardner.  Diane was doing a book signing of her wonderful cookbook, What’s Cooking In New England.  I promptly bought […]

September 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Visit San Antonio for Smooth Jazz, Great Food & Rich History

Visit San Antonio for Smooth Jazz, Great Food & Rich History

San Antonio is a magical place where the famed River Walk ambles along the San Antonio River delivering fun, creative food venues, great shops and adventure. With the recent expansion, the River Walk has expanded to 5 miles of attractions with new walking and biking trails, and the city of San Antonio has exploded with energy.

July 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
“God Bless America” Comes Alive at National Museum of American Jewish History

“God Bless America” Comes Alive at National Museum of American Jewish History

Come along with me to the historic gala opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History! Silence fell over the crowd Sunday, November 14th as the Presidential Seal was affixed to the podium in preparation of Vice President Biden’s arrival to dedicate the newest piece of history on a historical piece of land, Independence […]

November 20, 2010 | By | Reply More