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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A Smart, Stellar Cruise in the Greek Islands

For many travelers, a voyage on a cruise is all about enjoying the on-board food, drink and entertainment. But a cruise in the Greek Islands with the luxury operator, Abercrombie and Kent, offers plenty of lessons in everything from art history to oenology to archeology. Find out what you’ll learn on excursions to six Greek islands in my latest article for ForbesLife.






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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Winter Travels in Spring Lake, New Jersey

Though known as a summer destination, Spring Lake, NJ is a scenic, off-season locale as well, including in the winter when the 19th century wooden footbridges are lit up for the holidays, and the lake partially freezes, yet ducks and other water birds can still be found.





 

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Travels in Belize - Part 3

The Matachica Resort in Belize is a luxe resort that’s calm, vibrant and unpretentious. There are plenty of places to lounge, indoors and outside, including under an umbrella along the pier.





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Monday, January 29, 2024

Travels in Belize - Part 2

A colossal sculpture of a flip-flop. How appropriate at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Belize.


Even in the rainy season, the private catamaran boat shuttle from San Pedro to this resort is a scenic, relaxing journey.




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Friday, January 26, 2024

Travels in Belize - Part 1

No matter where I travel, I try to capture the sunrise — a special time for me. This is the Margaritaville Beach Resort on Ambergris Cay in Belize.



I also lingered on the beach for the sunset when the clouds took on a dramatic quality.




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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

New York City’s Roosevelt Island

New York City’s Roosevelt Island is a gem, with bucolic landscaping and scenic waterfront views. It’s a great place to stroll, jog or picnic. Accessible by a four-minute tram from Manhattan’s Midtown East, Roosevelt Island isn’t on most anyone’s list — many native New Yorkers have never visited — but it should be. These are some images from the holiday season. 






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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Unique and Evocative Accommodations in Wales

Wales is blessed with so many natural and cultural treasures. And one way to get acquainted with what this country has to offer is by booking a stay at one of several unique accommodations that vary from the serene to the quirky. You can read about six of these in my latest article for ForbesLife





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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Travels in Spring Lake, NJ - Part 3

Though the vast majority of visitors flock to Spring Lake in the summer, many people find the other three seasons to be quite atmospheric, especially without the crowds. This is winter in Spring Lake.


One of the 19th century wooden footbridges shining in the rays of the rising sun in winter. During the holidays, each of the pair of footbridges is strung with lights, making for an even more atmospheric experience if you walk across either of them at night.




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Sunday, December 24, 2023

Travels in Spring Lake, NJ - Part 2

 Every season is delightful in Spring Lake, though I’m especially fond of the off season. This is one of two footbridges that date to the late 1800s.



Divine Park, the home of Spring Lake, is wonderfully forested with white oaks, sugar maples and many other trees that take on a dramatic hue come fall.




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