Thursday, October 18, 2018

Caribbean Regattas & Sailing Festivals 2019

The ocean races, the parties, the fun...

Video courtesy of Antigua Sailing Week on YouTube

Barbados Sailing Week
 January 16-24, 2019
Event Website

Grenada Sailing Week
January 27-February 1, 2019
Event Website

Superyacht Challenge Antigua
January 31-February 3, 2019
Event Website

The Round Martinique Regatta
February 8-10, 2019
Event Website

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
February 28-March 3, 2019
Event Website

St. Croix Yacht Club International Regatta
March 8-10, 2019
Event Website

St. Thomas International Regatta
March 22-24, 2019
Event Website

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
March 25-31, 2019
Event Website

Les Voiles de Saint Barth
April 14-20, 2019
Event Website

Bequia Easter Regatta
April 18-22, 2019
Event Website

Antigua Sailing Week
April 27-May 3, 2019
Event Website

At date of publication, the aforementioned events are on as scheduled. Do check respective websites periodically for any changes. The Newport Bermuda Race will take place on June 19, 2020.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Vermont Autumn Getaways

Explore the trails with Grafton Inn's "Falling Leaves Package"— includes room & breakfast for two.
Sunday through Thursday ~ $149 per night (excluding applicable taxes and service fees).

Fall Brilliance Package ~ From $307 per person.
Check in to the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont and enjoy a 2 night stay that includes daily country inn breakfast, scenic horse and carriage ride, harvest gourmet basket with bottle of wine and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

The Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont is offering a Fall Foliage Stay & Play With Unlimited Golf Package ~ Rates start at $225 per person, per night based on double occupancy.

Visit respective hotel websites for full details, terms and conditions.

Is writing your passion? Check out upcoming workshops and retreats at

View a list of Vermont newspapers here.

Interested in a photography adventure tour or cooking class? Here are some useful links:

Be inspired... Visit our Autumn In New England board on Pinterest.

Blog Pick:

5 Ways You Can Experience Vermont Fall Foliage [Sterling Ridge Resort Blog]

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: Touring Islands of New England, Vermont Fall Foliage Trips, Deliciousness Served Up on Twitter, Upcoming Food & Wine Festivals

"Eat like a Pilgrim" by sampling recipes from that era; explore gilded-age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island and the beaches & lighthouses of Nantucket; a whale watch cruise on Cape Cod and iconic landmarks in Boston. These are just a few of the travel experiences being offered on Collette's Islands of New England tour. For more information, visit

Plan your trip to Vermont! The Wildflower Inn is rolling out the autumn carpet...

When you sign up on their website, you could win a Vermont vacation at the inn. Next drawing is October 31, 2018.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tropical Retreats — A Free Graphic For Your Travel Story

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Discover Inspiration
Tropical island style evokes a casual refined elegance that reflects the natural surroundings. In island homes and resorts, the look combines old-world elements with modern-day casual sophistication for an eclectic and beautiful décor. Discover inspiration on Travel Media's Pinterest board "Tropical Island Bliss". Create your own look at home.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Boston Harbor Now Has Launched, a Mobile-Friendly, Interactive Web Tool

It's now easier than ever to explore and experience the Boston waterfront with the launch of, a mobile-friendly, interactive web tool from Boston Harbor Now in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. 

The mobile-friendly, interactive tool features amenities and identifies privately-owned public spaces (known as “POPS”) along the Harborwalk. It also links to draft management plans that detail the commitments each property owner has made under Chapter 91 law the Massachusetts law that protects the public’s right to the Harbor.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

New England Food Adventures in Maine

Discover printable recipes for Artichoke Dip, Brie Cheese Soup, Lamb Chops, Lobster Stuffed Chicken, Maine Crab and Scallion Dip, Maple Dijon Scallops, Seared Scallops, Thermidor Sauce and Yorkshire Lobster at

This Taste of Maine Culinary Package takes you through the rich local and maritime history of Portland, Maine. View offer at Inn by the Sea

What's for Dinner? View the evening dining menus at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine. Cuisine by the internationally award-winning Chef/Owner Michael Salmon.

Get to taste all the lobster recipe entries and vote for your favorite during Harvest on the Harbor (Oct. 16-21). The Maine Lobster Chef of the Year event is October 19.

View more Travel Finds, Cooking Classes, Upcoming Food and Wine Events at New England Food Adventures

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Travel Deal: A 15% Savings on All Room Categories at the Bequia Beach Hotel

Book by July 30, 2018 and enjoy 15% off all room categories at the award-winning Bequia Beach Hotel in The Grenadines. Must travel by September 4, 2018. 

This offer is valid on Best Available rate for new bookings. Discount does not apply to supplemental meal plans. 

For Guests Only: Hotel can book your inter-island flights.

For more information and to check current availability, visit

Photo courtesy of the Bequia Beach Hotel.

Follow @travelmedia and view our lists on Twitter for travel and lifestyle inspiration, news, travel deals and more. 

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Happy Friday...This Week's Video Picks


Footage of Dominica's underwater sites all shot after the passage of Hurricane Maria

Video courtesy of Discover Dominica on YouTube

Bermuda's Wildlife and Heritage

Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Sun Style

Head into the summer sun in style...

6 Style Picks for the Jetsetter
1. Sunny Beach PVC waterproof beach bag  2. DRESHOW floppy straw hat/roll-up packable UPF 50+  3. Baomabao unisex summer vintage retro cat eye sunglasses  4. Eric Javits yellow women's hat  5.Vintga bamboo handbag  6. Sanosan Geneve Nappa leather sandals with Sietelunas Technology

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Discover Inspiration, Make Connections With Twitter Lists

Twitter lists are a convenient and easy way of staying abreast of the latest updates from the people and organizations that interest you the most — A great tool for finding and engaging in topics and discussions relevant to your particular industry, your hobbies and your passions.

Over the years, The Boston Press Suite (@travelmedia ) has created a number of lists that you may find useful in making new connections, compiling your own lists. We periodically scrub our many lists seeing that some accounts are no longer active.

View our current lists here and discover a wealth of inspiration in real-time.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Potato Island Off the Coast of Connecticut Reintroduced to Market at a Reduced Price of US$4,900,000

Originally listed at US$7,350,000 three years ago, the private island in the Thimble chain features a deepwater dock, a historic home, and manicured landscaping.

Potato Island, the only man-made island in Connecticut’s Thimble chain, derives its name from the large brown boulders used to construct the 1.1-acre property. In fact, the secluded retreat, located in Long Island Sound, evokes the raw beauty of Maine’s rocky coast and includes a meticulously renovated historic home, a deepwater dock, and a custom hand-cut granite hot tub nestled into the rocks and offering magnificent sunset and seascape views. Read more on Luxury Homes TV


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Beach Getaways — A Free Graphic For Your Travel Story

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Reservations are Open for the Inaugural Season of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

 To view the full press release, visit


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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Connecticut Offers New and Unexpected Experiences This Summer

This summer, Connecticut is offering new and unexpected experiences for visitors of all ages — from higher zip lines and year-round skiing to oyster farm excursions and Viking exhibits. There are also new reasons to visit Connecticut’s well-known destinations along the shoreline, countryside and city centers, and hidden gems to add to any summer bucket list.
A quick trip from major Northeast cities, Connecticut offers all the traditional charms of a New England summer — including waterside attractions and top-notch seafood — as well as destinations that offer a chic edge or country flair. From restaurant recommendations to hotel picks and itinerary ideas, detailed information about visiting Connecticut can be found on
Settle in:
  • Experience modern country luxury at the recently transformed GrayBarns in Norwalk, a boutique inn featuring six luxurious king suites and on-site Tavern.
  • Act like a kid again at Club Getaway in Kent, an adult summer camp set on 300 acres of wilderness in Litchfield Hills, where activities include camp favorites with an adult twist. Family and youth camps are also available.
  • Stay in a converted landmark at The Goodwin in Hartford. The boutique hotel just debuted a Spanish-style restaurant and bar, Porrón and Piña, led by acclaimed chef Tyler Anderson. Or, opt to stay at the Delamar West Hartford nearby, which opened last fall.
  • Transport to a different time at Spicer Mansion in Mystic, a luxury boutique inn paying homage to the Gilded Age of refined hospitality alongside contemporary touches, including exclusive fine-dining and bespoke experiences.
Power up:
  • Soar above the trees at 60 miles per hour on Foxwoods Resort Casino’s new thrill ride, HighFlyer Zipline, in Mashantucket. Or, try the six new zip line trails at the Adventure Park at Storrs.
  • Plunge into new adventures, and celebrate Quassy Amusement Park’s 110th anniversary, on three new “Category 5 Rapids – Extreme Waterslides” in Middlebury. Or, try axe throwing at Pine & Iron in Hartford, the first venue of its kind in Connecticut.
  • Gear up for Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort’s new-and-improved mountain bike trails, plus year-round skiing, boarding and tubing in the 365 Synthetic Snow Park in Middlefield.
  • Book a beach or camping getaway at one of Connecticut’s 107 state parks; parking is now free for residents with a valid license plate.
  • Take in Connecticut’s natural beauty with a hike along the Blue-Blazed Trails, spanning more than 825 miles. Or, stroll the lavender fields at Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth.
  • Treat yourself to a day or weekend at the Spa at Norwich Inn in Norwich, now featuring luxurious summer treatments, or visit the new Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. Try salt cave yoga at Salt of the Earth spa in Woodbury.
  • Sip and savor through the state’s Specialty Trails, including the renowned Connecticut Wine Trail (don’t miss the popular Merlita wine slushies at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen) and Connecticut Beer Trail, which boasts more than 68 operational breweries. Leave the driving to Connecticut Beer Tours or Elm City Party Bike, the state’s first pedaled party and sightseeing bike.
  • Have an unforgettable agritourism experience on a Hummock Island Oyster Tour in Westport, which includes a boat tour, shucking lessons and tasting. Or, tour Red Bee Apiary in Weston and taste honey straight from the beehive. 
  • Revisit Connecticut’s most iconic attractions, including the Mystic Seaport Museum, showing two rare Viking exhibits. Or, see the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford from a different perspective — with a new Living History House Tour.
  • Get wild at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and visit the two Amur tiger cubs born last winter, now on exhibit. Or, visit the Sea Turtle Nursery at Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk before the baby loggerhead sea turtle is released this fall.
  • Tour 21 world-class museums and historic sites, including the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield and Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, along the Connecticut Art Trail with the Art Passport.
“This summer, we’re proud to offer visitors even more of what makes Connecticut a unique New England destination — more opportunities for adventure, relaxation, food and self-discovery — all within close proximity,” said Randy Fiveash, director, Connecticut Office of Tourism.
To learn more about Connecticut, visit For additional travel inspiration, follow Connecticut on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest.
About the Connecticut Office of Tourism
The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Connecticut’s tourism industry. Together with its many state and industry partners, the Office of Tourism works to bolster the state’s reputation as a destination that offers a diverse mix of activities and attractions, all in close proximity to each other – from the exciting and relaxing to the historic and innovative to the culture- and nature-focused. For more information about Connecticut tourism, or to plan your next trip to Connecticut, visit the

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Holland America Line Launches "Nieuw Statendam Sets Sail" Sweepstakes to Celebrate Upcoming Debut of Its Newest Ship in December

Seattle, Wash., April 30, 2018 — To celebrate the upcoming debut of its newest ship in December 2018, Holland America Line has launched the Nieuw Statendam Sets Sail sweepstakes for the chance to win a seven-day cruise for two in 2019 aboard the new ship. The sweepstakes runs through June 15, 2018, and the winner will be announced June 30, 2018.

To enter the Nieuw Statendam Sets Sail sweepstakes, participants must visit and fill out the entry form. 

Once that form is complete, one additional entry can be earned by sharing the sweeps on Facebook or Twitter, for a total of two entries.

Photo courtesy of Holland America

"We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of Nieuw Statendam, and we want to share our enthusiasm by giving someone the chance to win a cruise on our beautiful new ship," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "Nieuw Statendam is going to be an incredible addition to our fleet and this sweepstakes is a way for us to do something special for our loyal guests and fans."

The grand prize winner will receive a seven-day cruise in 2019 for two to the Caribbean or Europe in a verandah stateroom aboard Nieuw Statendam. The new ship will be exploring the golden beaches and sun-kissed skies of the Caribbean on roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, Florida, cruises through April. Following an inaugural season in the Caribbean, Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic Ocean and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The ship returns to the Caribbean in October 2019.

Nieuw Statendam Sets Sail sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Québec) who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry. 

For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit


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