Viewing: Beach Vacations

Mystic, CT: Beyond Whaling

WHY GO: Of the 2,700 commercial whaling ships that plied the world’s seas in the 19th and early 20th centuries, only one remains: the Charles W. Morgan, and it happens to reside at Mystic Seaport in Mystic CT. After being restored to sea-worthiness, the historic ship returned to the water in July, 2014 and after […] Read More

New London, Groton And Niantic CT: Go Nuclear

WHY GO: Morning fog envelopes New London CT like smoke from Benedict Arnold’s deadly fires.  In 1781 America’s most noted turncoat led British troops on a raid that left this naval stronghold in cinders, destroying ships, homes and shops.  A hundred and twenty years later, young Eugene O’Neill escaped his stern father and morphine addicted […] Read More

Nassau Bahamas; Fun In Paradise Island

WHY GO: Sand as fine as sugar, ocean as clear and endless as an infinity pool, and a tropical heat that warms the heart. Natural beauty is reason enough to visit Nassau Bahamas and Paradise Island, but with this Caribbean destination, it’s all about more: more thrills, more attractions, and more FUN. Things To Do In […] Read More

Capture the Caribbean

When was the last time you took a day off? If you have to think about it, maybe it’s been too long.  Last year more than half of Americans didn’t use all their paid vacation time; losing out on much needed mental health breaks, and wasting more than $65 Billion in forfeited benefits. This year, […] Read More

St. Barths (aka Saint Barthélemy,) French Caribbean Luxe

WHY GO: St. Barths  (also known as St. Barts or Saint Barthélemy) was long the forgotten child of the French West Indies. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for his brother Bartholomeo, the fierce little isle resisted easy settlement. It wasn’t until the late 1600s that an enterprising band of Normandy Huguenots made a go […] Read More

What Should You Do On Nantucket MA? Everything!

WHY GO: Most people come to the island of Nantucket MA for the beaches. Or the boutiques. Or the highly respected cuisine. But Nantucket, 26 miles off the Massachusetts coast – the most remote of all New England islands – is so steeped in history, the whole landmass has been declared a National Historic Landmark. […] Read More

Falmouth MA: Your First Beach Stop on Cape Cod

WHY GO: Falmouth MA, in the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, encompasses the tiny burg of Woods Hole – a Getaway Maven hot spot – and the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard – another Maven fave. But there are things to see in Falmouth as well, including a recently renovated Victorian mansion turned art museum, […] Read More

Wildwoods NJ: A Revived Celebration of Summer and Kitsch

WHY GO: Wildwood NJ, a Jersey Shore barrier island that also encompasses the municipalities of North Wildwood (aka “Anglesea”), Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest, embraces a fleeting moment before the groovy psychedelic era: a point in time when “Doo Wop” music commandeered the airwaves and kooky “Jetsonian” architecture ruled the off-boardwalk streets. A celebration of tackiness […] Read More

The Starlux Hotel, Wildwood NJ: Boutique Kitsch in the Wildwoods

In 2000, the Morey brothers renovated the old Wingate – turning the faded Wildwood icon into The Starlux Hotel a retro-chic starburst of a lodging. Proving that a hotel doesn’t have to be 5-star to be special, The Starlux is not “luxurious” in the private-butler lavish sense, but is a portal back to a simpler […] Read More

Queen Anne’s County MD: An Upper Chesapeake Bay Sweet Spot

WHY GO: Queen Anne’s County has the distinction of sitting almost within reach of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, offering one chief reason to stay: a sunset the likes you’ve never seen before. But of course, there’s so much more. Queen Anne’s County is carved out of the easternmost part of the Delmarva Peninsula, and includes […] Read More

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