Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: A Caribbean Paradise

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: A Caribbean Paradise
MSC Reveals Details of the Guest Experience


MSC Cruises is transforming a former industrial sand extraction site in the Bahamas into a flourishing marine reserve and private island destination that will exist in harmony with the local ecosystem. The official opening date is November 9, 2019.

Ocean Cay has been designed to immerse guests in the natural beauty of their surroundings. The vision is to create a sustainable destination with activities that allow guests to connect with nature and provide opportunities to learn about the protection of the oceans and the importance of preserving coral reefs through dedicated edutainment programs. 

The island is surrounded by 64 square miles of protected waters, and a coral nursery is being established to encourage and sustain the growth of new coral. Plans are underway for a marine laboratory to be situated on Ocean Cay for researching climate change-resistant coral in hopes of providing insights to similar island habitats. 



View the full press release.
Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises


Monday, December 3, 2018

The Audrain Automobile Museum Presents the Inaugural Audrain's Newport Concours & Motor Week

Some of Newport's most notable locations will host the inaugural Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, taking place on October 3-6, 2019.


Some of the highlights:
  • A first in concours history— the 30 Under 30 Concours class; designed for car owners under 30 years old who have built their car with less than $30,000.
  • Performances by Grammy-award winning artists and other distinguished musicians.
  • Each manufacturer will tell the unique story of their brand individually at historically important Newport locations throughout the week.

For more information, visit www.audrainconcours.com

Photo courtesy of Audrain Automobile Museum

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Upcoming New England Restaurant Weeks {November and Beyond}



Newport Restaurant Week (Rhode Island)
November 2-11, 2018


Portsmouth & Seacoast Restaurant Week (New Hampshire)
November 8-17, 2018

The Greater Valley Restaurant Hunt (Connecticut - Formerly The Greater Valley Restaurant Week)
Started on October 15 and ends November 30. 

Visit New England Food Adventures by The Boston Press Suite for a list of food and wine events, Restaurant Weeks 2019.

Culinary discoveries await... be inspired! Visit the Pinterest board.


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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. 

Not all yachts are made to battle the tradewinds... relax in your luxury home on the water. Find inspiration on Pinterest.



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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 http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com.

View a list of Vermont newspapers here.

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

https://www.vermontvacation.com/plan-your-visit/events

https://newenglandfoodadventures.blogspot.com/p/cooking-classes.html

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]


Falling leaves, crisp air, glorious color... explore New England in autumn.

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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 https://www.gocollette.com/en-au/tours/north-america/usa/islands-of-new-england

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


Tropical Retreats by The Boston Press Suite | Travel & Lifestyle Media
No attribution required to use the above creative.


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 d├ęcor. Discover inspiration on Travel Media's Pinterest board "Tropical Island Bliss". Create your own look at home. www.pinterest.com/travelmedia/tropical-island-bliss




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Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

It's now easier than ever to explore and experience the Boston waterfront with the launch of bostonharborwalk.org, 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.


Photo courtesy of Boston Harbor Now


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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 http://www.yorkharborinn.com/dining/fine-dining/recipes

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. harvestontheharbor.com/maine-lobster-chef-year

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 www.bequiabeachhotel.com


Photo courtesy of the Bequia Beach Hotel.

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Happy Friday...This Week's Video Picks


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


Video courtesy of Discover Dominica on YouTube
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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