“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Since it’s my dad’s birthday this weekend, I’ll give him a shout-out for his “Roots & Wings” speech at my wedding. This speech is legendary in our family, and its main theme — the […]

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October 24, 2021

Roots and Wings

From its world-class gastronomy and eclectic art scene to its distinctive architecture and proud musical heritage, New Orleans feels like no other city. Use the interest-based suggestions below from NewOrleans.com as guides for your own trip. Girls’ Getaway Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party, mom-daughter trip or just a besties gals getaway, here are some […]

City Stays, Culinary Travel, Cultural Experiences, Destinations, Family Travel, Virtuoso Traveler

October 11, 2021

Never-ending fun in NOLA

“Where there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.” – Ovid Check out these unique experiences and lesser-known areas that can give you an unforgettable wine experience without international travel: American Queen Steamboat Company – Pacific Northwest Wine Cruise You’re probably familiar with river cruises through the wine regions of France, Germany and […]

Culinary Travel, Destinations, Virtuoso Traveler, Your Travel Bucket List

September 26, 2021

Wine Country USA

After September 11, 2001, our frequent visits to New York and our daily lives here in Maryland took on additional significance. Over the years, we have made sure that our kids don’t take for granted that they are living amongst landmarks and institutions that most people in the world and many in our own country […]

Cultural Experiences, Destinations, Family Travel, Uncategorized, Virtuoso Traveler

September 12, 2021

NYC and DC Connections and Authentic Experiences

Fun ideas for all ages in Nashville, TN!

Destinations, Family Travel

August 30, 2021

Exploring Nashville with the Whole Family

I have some awesome memories of summers on Echo Lake in Readfield, Maine — the fresh, pine-scented air, the call of the loons, the warmth of a blazing campfire. Most of all, I loved sharing the camp experiences — horseback riding, swimming across the lake, performing in the camp plays — with my sister and […]

Family Travel, Virtuoso Traveler

August 2, 2021

Amazing “Family Camp” Experiences

Rent a Convertible The great American road trip is making a come-back in our post-Covid world. The best asphalt adventure in America is traveling the Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. You always want to drive it in this direction so you are in the outside lane closest to the ocean and […]

Cultural Experiences, Destinations, Family Travel, Road Trips, Your Travel Bucket List

October 17, 2021

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles

What Does the Word “Magical” Really Mean? The key to understanding the word “magical” is the element of the supernatural. To describe something as magical means it is exceedingly rare and not subject to the laws of the natural world. It means being transported from our usual perception of reality into another realm, especially in […]

Unique Travel Requests, Your Travel Bucket List

October 3, 2021

The Magic of Travel

Nowhere beats the beauty and romance of New England for autumn leaf peeping. Every year, from late September to mid-November, travelers flock to the region to take in the resplendent yellows, golds, deep reds, and oranges. Here is just a sampling of unique ways to see Mother Nature in all her glory. Amtrak’s Vermonter Your journey […]

Destinations, Family Travel

September 18, 2021

Create New Traditions with these Fall Foliage Forays

“Conservation through Exploration” uses travel as a means to protect our planet by bringing economic support to local people, encouraging them to protect the natural habitats they steward. It means traveling with suppliers who are committed to reducing waste and sustaining wild places through donations to organizations like the World Wildlife Fund. Not only will […]

Conservation, Safaris, Sustainability, Wildlife

September 5, 2021

Conservation Through Exploration

It’s not enough just to be a food lover. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. Foodies may take pleasure in knowing the latest food trends, following restaurant openings, watching the Cooking Channel or Food Network, and visiting wineries and breweries to participate in […]

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August 22, 2021

Foodies and Culinary Travel