United States

Trail of Ale in St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

by Anthony Manzanares on February 1, 2017

You may be familiar with the white-sand beaches, world-renowned museums, and 361 days of sunshine that the Florida gulf coast has to offer. But did you know that the craft beer scene in St. Pete/Clearwater rivals those of the country’s most established beer towns? With more than 27 (and growing) independent breweries making up the […]

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San Francisco Celebates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 30, 2017

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, a yearlong celebration of San Francisco’s counter-culture with a 1960’s throwback including exhibitions, performances, literary events, tribute concerts and recognition of significant moments in time. The city of San Francisco served as a magnet for musicians, artists and social rebels in the mid-to-late Sixties. They […]

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National Park Service Fee Free Days

by Anthony Manzanares on January 16, 2017

The National Park Service celebrated 100 years last year and it seems like everyone got in the swing of all things NPS. But, I hope you haven’t forgotten these national treasures and have got a visit planned for 2017. To help stretch your travel budget (because there’s always more travel than money, right?), here are […]

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The Craft of Beer in the Napa Valley

by Anthony Manzanares on January 13, 2017

From robust production to the tiniest of nano-breweries, the Napa Valley offers craft beer fans a variety of options to sip and savor their favorite suds. Browse through these selections and then fill up your mug with a tasty choice. Breweries   Napa Smith Brewery – This is Napa County’s only production brewery with an onsite […]

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Girls Getaway in Southern Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on January 11, 2017

Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography

 If you are searching for a location for a Girls Getaway, look no further than Southern Maine. Maine’s southern border is an hour from Boston, making travel convenient from many New England cities not only by car, but by train, plane, and even boat. The towns of Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Portland and Freeport are located with in Southern Maine and it is thought to be a year-round destination. Although some businesses […]

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Virginia is for Foodies

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 29, 2016

Virginia’s surging restaurant and bar scene have recently propelled the Commonwealth to new heights in the opinion of many leading food and drink journals. In fact, National Geographic Traveler named Richmond, Virginia to its elite list of Where to Travel for Food in 2016, citing the city’s blend of English, Native American, and African-American influences […]

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Gilded Age of Newport Mansions

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 26, 2016

  Newport, Rhode Island was established in 1639 as a haven for those seeking religious freedom. By the mid-19th century Newport became a haven of a very different kind. The City-by-the-Sea became a summer playground for the very wealthy who built enormous mansions and claimed them as “summer cottages”.  Anything but cottages, these homes were built by families […]

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Discover Atlanta’s Neighborhoods

by Anthony Manzanares on November 21, 2016

Look beyond the city’s gleaming high rises to discover Atlanta’s soul. Interstate 285 forms a perimeter around the city, and just inside (known to locals as “inside the perimeter” or “ITP”) visitors will find several distinct Atlanta neighborhoods. Each neighborhood brings a unique flavor to the residential streets, gotta-find-it boutiques, and chef-owned eateries of its […]

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Dine on Historic Main Street East Greenwich, Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on November 18, 2016

Founded in 1677, the Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island is steeped in history. George Washington is said to have slept here on several occasions while plotting the American Revolution and positioned on Greenwich Bay is the documented birthplace of the US Navy in 1775. Within the Historic Hill and Harbour District of town, Main Street is flanked on both sides with rows […]

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Daytona Beach Ale Trail: A Taste for All Seasons

by Anthony Manzanares on October 21, 2016

Looking for some tasty options this fall? The Daytona Beach area has just launched the Daytona Beach Ale Trail, a collection of microbreweries and taprooms scattered throughout its must-see points of interest. Fall is the perfect time of year to try out some tasty, new brews, and the microbreweries and taphouses in the Daytona Beach […]

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