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Phoenix & Scottsdale summer adventures
Take advantage of summer’s low rates to enjoy adventures in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Plan carefully and you can stay out of the mid-day heat and still explore the attractions.
Planning a Destination Wedding
Turks & Caicos' Grace Bay Beach, on Providenciales, with its 12 miles of sugar soft sands, fulfills any bride’s dreams of a beach wedding. During a scouting trip with my son Matt and his fiancée Christina, we discovered that planning a destination wedding is its own type of adventure.
Puerto Rican Arts and Coffee
San Juan keeps surprising us. Two urban finds we recently discovered are the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, dedicated to the island’s visual arts and Finca Cialitos, a historic area café devoted to serving Puerto Rican coffee picked according to standards the owner learned at his grandfather’s farm.
Puerto Rico Adventures, Arecibo
Puerto Rico’s Porta Atlántico stretches west from Dorado to Camuy, 63 miles from San Juan. The region’s northern coastline and inland forests and farms lure adventurers with cave explorations as well as the chance to see the world’s largest single dish radio telescope at Arecibo.
Richmond, VA, Art Lovers' Getaway
Richmond’s Virginia Museum of Fine Arts surprised us. After a $150 million expansion, the facility blooms with new galleries, a sculpture garden and two eateries. With more than 545,000 square feet on 13.5 acres, the revitalized museum makes Richmond an art lovers’ getaway.
River & Barge Cruises, Europe
When you cruise Europe’s rivers and canals, you wind through farmlands and medieval villages, past terraced vineyards, and historic castles and sometimes straight to a city’s heart. You can choose from luxury ships that accommodate 100-150 passengers to small boats and barges carrying 6-12 people.
San Juan: Trendy Santurce Near Condado Resorts
Santurce, an up-and-coming neighborhood in San Juan, draws locals in their twenties and thirties, and increasingly, millennial travelers who like the still-rough-around-the edges vibe as well as the bars, restaurants and burgeoning art scene.
Share a meal when traveling?
MealSharing.com, a new website service, connects travelers with locals who, in their own homes, cook meals for visitors, often for a small fee to cover the cost of the food. Does this interest you? Would you do this?
St. John and Antigua, Caribbean
Not all Caribbean islands are the same. For beautiful beaches and bountiful snorkeling visit St. John. For sailing and maritime history, vacation on Antigua.
St. Kitts, a Caribbean Escape
St. Kitts, a less traveled Caribbean getaway, comes with black and white sand beaches, few crowds, volcanic peaks and one of the Caribbean’s most important historical sites, Brimstone Hill Fortress.
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