Christmas with the Pennsylvania Dutch

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When you think of Christmas lights and grand displays you don’t necessarily think of the Amish who practice a simple life of dedication to faith.  Yet, travel just three hours from midtown Manhattan to Lancaster County Pennsylvania and you will see the clash of Amish austerity with 21st Century Christmas regalia.  To the Amish Anabaptists, […]

Spa Spotlight – Mandara Spa at Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel

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A spa break should be part of every relaxing vacation, especially when you’re walking through miles and miles of theme park attractions at Universal Orlando.  The Mandara Spa (5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL) at the Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel is the perfect antidote to counterbalance the tourist insanity. The Mandara Spa sits behind the harbor […]

The Rugged Beauty of Tuscany’s La Maremma

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I must admit that my keyboard seems like a compass whose cursor always points to Italy.  Call it my genetic footprint or just my romantic soul but I just can’t seem to get enough of it, especially its beaches.  There are the sandy black beaches of Ostia or the white beaches of Ischia but nothing […]

Autumn Color in The Berkshires

Frugal Friday to The Berkshires

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The Berkshire Mountains sit just over two hours from The Big Apple and offer a great weekend getaway, even on a budget.  This time of year, The Berkshires are alive with the colors of autumn, the scents of cinnamon and pumpkin wafting from tiny bakeries in Stockbridge, Lenox and Lee, Massachusetts and tourists snuggled in […]

Provincetown Dunes

Day Trippin’ in Provincetown

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Provincetown is about as far from Boston’s hectic city pace as you can get but close enough to reach it by ferry in 90 minutes, making it the perfect day trip from Boston Harbor. Provincetown is a huge artist colony with galleries as far as your feet will carry you up and down Commercial Street […]