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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Nantucket Daffodil Festival Welcomes Spring

Apr 2017

When the sun is shining and blooms are bursting, its a sure sign that the more than 3 million narcissus planted on the Grey Lady are in their prime for the Nantucket Daffodil Festival. The last weekend in April heralds the season opener for the island found thirty-six miles out to sea. I can’t think of another place I’d rather be.Rumor has it that Mother Nature is supposed to give New England the gift of beautiful skies in the days ahead, a perfect excuse to get Daffy and put on your yellow dancing shoes!

Nantucket Daffodil Festival

Eco Beauty Products for your Travel Bag

Apr 2017

What goes on your skin is just as important as what we eat, how we travel and live every day. It’s all part of the puzzle of moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Finding eco beauty  products that make you feel and look good on the outside doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I’ve spent the last few months testing a slew of products and weeding through the green washing that comes along with many.

Earth Day Sustainable Eco Beauty Roundup

Here are some great eco beauty brands that won’t break the bank and make a great addition to your travel carry on. Little changes that we can make every day add up to monumental change. Let’s work towards making Earth Day every day for future generations to come.

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