Crowd in Awe of Tall Ships SailBoston

Jun 2017

Tall Ships SailBoston 2017. The beauty and majesty of more than fifty tall ships cruised into Boston Harbor for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta this weekend.  Years of planning went into the organization of this event with the cooperation of sailors, embassies, associations and governments from around the world..

Parade of Sails Boston 2107

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Launch Maritime Festival in Maine

Jun 2017

New Englanders have been a patient bunch this year awaiting the warmer temperatures and good beach weather. If you’re looking to kick of the summer season in seafaring style, head to the second annual LAUNCH!, a Maritime Festival in Maine, June 15-18th.

Schooner in Kennebunkport Launch maritime festival

Celebrating the rich coastal history of the area, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel will be filled with activities dating back to the 1600’s mixed with a modern twist.

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Maine Glamping with Sandy Pines

Jun 2017

Glamping in Maine 

If you dream of sleeping under the stars but dislike basic camping conditions then there’s a new and exciting alternative arriving on the scene. Glamping or glamorous camping is taking countries by storm and is an increasingly popular way to spend a vacation. New sites are opening all the time and feature exotically draped tents, comfortable bedding, and good bathrooms. This summer, Maine glamping with Sandy Pines will be as popular with romantic weekenders as it is with families. You’ll find a great eco friendly way to connect with the outdoors in comfort.

Maine Clamping with Sandy Pines

 Glamping at Sandy Pines photo ©Douglas Merriam

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Tasting China with Viking River Cruises

May 2017

For many travelers, enjoying local food is a key ingredient to a great trip. Not surprisingly, this is one of the most asked about topics when I talk to people about my trip to China with Viking River.

China with Viking River

Culinary tourism has exploded in recent years and there is no denying the connection between the pleasure of eating and learning about a country’s customs or connecting over a meal. I like to scratch beneath the surface of a culture by visiting markets, tasting what’s grown in the region and breaking bread, or in this case dumplings, with a local resident.

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Discover Atlanta Weekend Getaway

May 2017

Atlanta has long been recognized as a home to global brands and Fortune 500 companies. With JetBlue’s new direct service from Boston, it is easy to discover the best the city has to offer with an Atlanta weekend getaway. Combining art, green space and history the city has emerged as a culturally rich destination for visitors from around the country.

Atlanta Georgia weekend getaway

Visible urban sprawl may remind some of Los Angeles and the traffic can be notorious, but the excellent Marta public transportation makes getting around fairly easy for visitors. Revitalization  and creative re-use of space is drawing both young professionals and empty nesters into one of the hottest growing cities in the United States.  This rapidly expanding southern gateway has not one, but three downtown skylines.

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