Prouts Neck Cliff Walk and the Black Point Inn

Jul 2021

Looking for old world charm, privacy and one of the loveliest, bold, peninsula coastlines in Maine? A trip to the Proust Neck Cliff Walk and Black Point Inn should be on your summer vacation agenda. New England has her pretty on in the summer, and this little piece of Maine is about as good looking as it gets. Established in the late 19th century for summer cottages, it’s no wonder this breezy oceanfront spot jutting into Saco Bay remains a favorite seasonal getaway.

entry of Black Point Inn

Winslow Homer found the area particularly inspiring and worked in his painting studio on the Prouts Neck point from 1883 until his death in 1920. The sunsets, the herring run, the fog, the schooners, he captured them all, along with the dramatic changes of weather and light, in his remarkable style on canvas.

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Sustainable Wineries Ferrari-Carano Vineyards

May 2021

Yes, California wine country is back, and sustainable wineries have so much to offer their wine loving visitors. Just as other industries are returning with a new focus on the environment, is it any wonder that wine connoisseurs will benefit from a focus on the health of the terroir as well?

Ferrari Carano Estate winery and fountain

It’s been a tough year for the nation’s wine garden.  Fires, climate change and Covid have taken their toll, but it was so exciting to see the area coming alive again during my recent visit. What I discovered is that many are rebounding better than ever with a renewed focus that will benefit both the land and visitors to the vine. For those looking for a weekend getaway with plenty of outdoor space, California wine country is calling.

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Inn at Oceans Edge A Luxury Oasis in Maine

May 2021

Hidden from Stonecoast Road and down a short winding drive, the Inn at Oceans Edge awaits their guests. If soaking in serenity is high on your wish list, you’ve come to the right place. Located less than 20 minutes from arty Rockport, this scenic property is a luxury oasis in the popular vacationland known as midcoastal Maine.

lounge chairs by pool overlooking waterfront

Nestled into a charming setting on the shores of Penobscot Bay, guests might find it hard to tear themselves away from this luxury Maine hotel. And after all, isn’t that the mission of a well-designed resort?

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Midcoast Maine Weekend Getaway

Mar 2021

A midcoast Maine weekend getaway combines quintessential New England villages with the spectacular shoreline of the northern Atlantic. The state covers over 3500 miles of rugged coastline along the eastern shores. With that in mind,  picturesque vistas throughout are best explored in delicious sections. Start planning this slice of a Maine adventure with our list of the best things to do on this getaway to two of Maine’s maritime gems.

harbor with boats midcoast Maine

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12 Best Things to do in Sarasota Florida

Feb 2021

Circus City was calling my name. Timing was right for a girlfriends’ getaway to discover the best things to do in Sarasota.  Travel has taken me to the east coast of Florida all my life. Early on, I was first seduced by the sweet and memorable scent of orange blossoms at the ripe old age of four. The gulf coast, however, has remained somewhat elusive. Family visits always drew me to the sparkling shores of the Atlantic.

Ca D'Zan Mansion

When my girlfriend called to say she’d be in Sarasota, “how about a rendezvous?” Well, you didn’t have to ask me twice. To quote Christian Larson,  friends are the sunshine of life and I couldn’t wait to get together.  I was anxious to visit the west coast of the Sunshine State exploring the many things to do in Sarasota. After all, Money Magazine has named it “the best small city in the US.”

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