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Four Nights in Vancouver: 8 Must-Do’s in B.C.

With the USD-friendly exchange rate, amicable folks happy to introduce you to Canada’s West Coast, an abundance of historical, culinary, and natural delights, British Columbia is an A-plus destination to visit. Here’s why, and how to plan a long-weekend getaway: Fly in Late Flying in from the East Coast? Alaska Air has spacious seats, chipper service, […]

Relais Bernard Loiseau

I’m an unabashed Francophile, a former French teacher and a frequent traveler to France. After seven trips to Burgundy, traveling by car and on barge and riverboat cruises with my late husband or with friends, I returned alone, last September, to experience the vendange (grape harvest). I was in the vineyards and wine cellars at […]

Making Travel a Priority in 2019

Whether your family plans to take more vacations this year or make more meaningful weekend getaways close to home, there are plenty of ways to whittle down your list while enjoying new experiences. Expand your horizons at home or abroad with this list of tips and suggestions for a memorable 2019. Need a Quick Trip? […]

Food for Thought in Portland, Maine

“I wish this was our bedroom.” So said my husband after settling into The Francis after a quick 1.5-hour drive to Portland, Maine, from Boston. It would have been longer on the road in the summer, but hey, there are benefits to taking daytrips to seaside towns during the offseason. For one, there’s more time […]

Seeing Green With Seattle Dining

We are at Estates Wine Room and Double Canyon winemaker Kate Michaud just described one of her vintages as the “sensation of being in a waterbed.” It moves, it’s got a certain depth, but at the end of swirling around, you hit the bottom and are enveloped. For those not up on their sniffing and quaffing […]

Dietary Restriction-Friendly Dining for Families in Philly

Tourists traveling into the city of Brotherly Love often head straight for Center City. There’s great shopping, dining, theaters and historic attractions at every corner, so it makes sense, but with such a walkable city spreading far and wide, we have a list of healthy dining options worth seeking out. Whether your family is primarily […]