Category: Voyage
Sparklers in the Summer Sky: Boston and the Beach

Booming sounds rattled the windows of the corner suite at the elegant Lenox Hotel on Boylston Street in Boston’s vibrant Back Bay neighborhood. The coveted view from our hotel window overlooked the Charles River. Through the large panes of glass we saw bursts of constant color exploding above the historic rooftops of Newbury Street and Beacon Hill. Adrenaline soared through our veins as my family and I ran out into the streets to join the crowds. ...

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Cruising the Caribbean: afloat the dream boat

It was early in the afternoon and I had my one bag packed for some type of birthday surprise. My childhood girl friends were taking me on a trip and they would not tell me where we were going. Imagining a day at Ritz Carlton Spa I could already feel the warm stones on my back placed their by a masseuse. However, my expectations quickly evaporated when we headed toward the port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. We were going on a cruise to ...

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Catching the Wave: Santa Cruz Surfing, A Family Affair

As legend goes, three Hawaiian princes arrived on the shores of Santa Cruz, California, about 120 years ago with 19th-century surfboards in their arms. It was here that they dazzled the locals with their Hawaiian dances atop the waves. Bedazzled frontier settlers were so amazed at what they saw that they jumped out in the ocean and tried to ride the waves like they rode their broncos. It must have been a sight to behold, just as I was a sight to behold ...

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Bare Boating: Winter Escape in the Islands

The red nail polish on my toes still sparkled from the glitter that had fallen off my dress the night before. My bare feet dangled off the side of the 42-foot French Jeanneau sailboat as we made our way to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. We would spend a week or maybe an eternity on the azure waters of the Caribbean charting a course for distant shores barely visible on the nautical map. We were barefooted and bare boating as we escaped the winter ...

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