As the National 9/11 Memorial opens to the public at ground zero in New York City, I like you, feel compelled to make a pilgrimage - to gaze into the reflecting pools, finger the names of so many lost, and try to bring some sense of...
New York, New York. One of the first things that people think of when they think of New York (other than the Statue Of Liberty and Times Square) is Broadway, and your name in lights. There have been long running plays like Les Miserables and...
Dramatic lighthouse accommodations dot the coastline along the east and west of the United States and along the shore of the Great Lakes. Imagine wandering along a craggy coast this summer and staying at an historic lighthouse that’s been turned into a charming Lighthouse Keepers Inn or captivating Bed & Breakfast. Fascinating Lighthouse Inns can also be found in Canada, Scotland, Wales and The Netherlands.
Images of perfect solitude embrace guests of lighthouse dwellings. Perched at the very edge of the continent, lighthouses were built to withstand all of natures furies and to offer warmth and security to lighthouse keepers and their families as they kept beacons illuminating dangerous coastal passages. Many of these lodgings are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and offer a peak back to simpler times when nothing came between man and nature.
If you’re ready to feel the exhilaration of breathtaking views from coastal bluffs and headlands, check out some of these prominent Lighthouse Lodgings:
Keeper’s House, Isle au Haut, Maine – Weekly stays only at present
Popham Beach B&B, Phippsburge, Maine –
The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis, Massachusetts
Race Point Lighthouse, North Truro, Massachusetts
Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island
Saugerties Lighthouse, Hudson River, New York
Things are anything but dull over at the New York City Library this spring as they prepare for the centennial celebration in May. The library will be inviting 500 inquiring minds to spend the night in the library on a quest to 'Find The Future'...
The interior of the Statue of Liberty will be closing for about a year for safety and security upgrades on November 1, 2011. This means the coming summer will be the ideal time to take the family on a tour of lower Manhattan and a...
Just because the stores and museums are closed, doesn’t mean Sunday mornings need to be dull in NYC. Beat the heat and the city noise by heading to a rooftop garden restaurant for brunch close to the heavens. Few cities are as vertically exuberant as New York, with skyscrapers reaching for the clouds everywhere you look. This summer there’s a new trend in dining, “high-altitude brunches” where great food meets awesome views – a perfect pairing. Here are 6 locations around the city to enjoy cooling breezes, spectacular views and delicious cuisine:
#1 230 Fifth Let the bubbly flow on Saturdays and Sundays (year round) at the Champagne Party Brunch. This is Manhattan’s largest rooftop venue, offering 14,000 square feet of palm-decorated dining and stunning views of the city including the Empire State Building.
#2 Hotel Gansevoort Super chic hotel in the former meat packing district. The Plunge Bar invites you to a “Get Up Get Down Brunch” (Sat & Sun) where diners are wowed with 360 degree views of the Hudson River and Manhattan.
For everyone who loves chocolate as much as I do, it's time to plan a vacation swirling with chocolate tours and adventures. Nothing matches the euphoric lift after munching on a creamy chocolate delight. Here are eight destinations for immersing yourself in...