The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY has been entertaining guests for over 150 years in laid-back elegance, sumptuous grounds and a vast array of activities, both indoors and out.
With fall foliage time upon us, you my be thinking of how to enjoy the annual Technicolor show this year. From horseback riding to hot air ballooning, dog sledding to river boat sailing the alternatives offer surprising, and often exciting, variety.
Abundant scenic overlooks, beautiful temples and shrines, fascinating history, intimate inns, banquets galore and group camaraderie make the Walk Japan tour of the Nakasendo Way connecting Tokyo and Kyoto an immersive, resplendent experience.
Some hotels aren’t just places to spend a night or more when you’re on the go. There are accommodations throughout the United States at which guests may sleep where Hollywood stars stayed, lounge in the lap of luxury and relive intriguing chapters of history.
Flying during the pandemic can be a surreal experience. The airport itself, security lines, check in counters, restaurants are empty. Where there are people, they are masked. The allegedly socially distanced plane ride itself feels constrained. And, I suspect, it’s going to be this way for awhile.
Branson, Missouri, is an island of fun and frivolity, excitement and entertainment nestled in the Ozark Mountains of mid-America. This something-for-everyone never-never land boasts variety enough to meet, and exceed, any expectations.
Despite the name, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the surrounding Grand Strand, offer much more than just another sun-and-sand getaway. From great golf and magnificent gardens to intriguing history and cultural riches, the destination offers something-for-everyone variety.
Utah’s National Parks – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion – provide an unforgettable experience encompassing untold beauty, fascinating history and a wealth of geological information. Each one has something special to offer whether you’re driving through, hiking around or just standing and gazing in wonder.
Whether you’re an inveterate train buff, enjoy only an occasional ride along the rails or are just seeking another way to escape the current stay-at-home syndrome, railroad experiences are no further away than your computer. A number of websites offer virtual train trips around the world which are surprisingly, and delightfully, close to the real thing.
Theme or amusement parks are among the most sought-after of family outings but they can strain the most patient of parents. Whether they’ll all be open this summer is very much up in the air but if so, your kids will want to go. Planning ahead can help relieve much of that stress.
If ever a destination has exhibited a split personality, it’s the half French, half Dutch Caribbean island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten.
The joint Caribbean island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten combines the French and Dutch cultures in exciting and surprising ways. Among the most innovative is the opportunity to make French perfume at Tijon’s Parfumerie or to explore everything Dutch at Amsterdam’s Cheese Store. And then for the Caribbean culture itself, what better than the Topper’s Rum Distillery?