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
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
One way to see the world is by work-camping, sometimes called work-kamping. Work-campers tour the country in motorhomes and recreational vehicles, stopping along the way to earn money to supplement
Allen Goss has logged more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His main job is manning an information desk one day a week at
On panoramic photographs of mountain playground Gatlinburg, TN, a rotund structure emerges from the dense leafy backdrop. It’s the Park Vista, a hotel as iconic as the Chateau Frontenac in
Chicagoans headed to South Texas this winter will be strolling the beaches hours sooner. That’s because United Airlines launched a new nonstop route between O’Hare International Airport and Brownsville South
The Foo Foo Festival in Pensacola, Florida, could be the best time you’ve never had. Simply put, it’s a 12-day extravaganza of art, culture, cuisine and entertainment. Dozens of events