Portland, Maine, is a charming seacoast city with a funky vibe and rich architectural context. One of its gems is the U.S. Customs House. During my recent stay, Visit Portland
History geek and reference librarian Derek Meader founded the Real Portland Tour, Maine, in 2018.
2018 Côtes de Provence Rosé is an affair to remember. I have adored many French wines in my past–but that was before Barton & Guestier. I have now found my
Lucky Catch Cruises promises an authentic lobstering experience. I’d been chowing down on lobster rolls for a few days in Portland, Maine, and wanted to know more about how the
Rain or shine, the First Friday Art Walk fills the streets in Portland, Maine. I know this because it was raining the day I ventured out on the self-guided tour.
A travel writer finds tranquility and renewal at a Chicagoland day spa Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a bucolic Midwestern destination that promises romantic getaways, family fun, top-flight golf, and
Healing, soothing sounds lead to deep relaxation. To celebrate the launch of Swissôtel Chicago’s new Vitality Suite, I participated in a deep relaxation experience called a “Sound Bath.” It’s a
Travel can be exhausting. Swissotel Chicago unveils its new Vitality Suite, the first in North America.
A whole museum devoted to bright, shiny objects? That’s my kind of place. I was thrilled to visit to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin. The museum, first
The thing about visiting small towns and cities is they often have the same big-time amenities and sites as their urban counterparts. But the pace is a little slower, and
Of the 8 species of sea turtle, all are either endangered or threatened. Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island, Texas, rescues, rehabs and protects.
Head to South Padre Island, Texas, and you’ll find a subtropical climate, miles of white sand, diverse natural wonders, thrilling watersports and ocean-fresh good eating.
Hello, Travel Seekers: The latest edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire” has just been released, and it’s chock-full of travel and relocation ideas. Plus, I’m one of the
Ahoy, Matey! Port Isabel is a world of pirate lore and maritime culture. You have to pass through Port Isabel to get to the spectacular beaches of South Padre Island,
A private lesson from master sand sculptor, Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga, in South Padre Island, TX First, dig a hole. I was surprised to hear that because we would be
Hello, dear travelers, I was thrilled when TravelAwaits.com recently asked to interview me as one of their featured bloggers! In case you’re not familiar with this fantastic website, it’s where