Sun and Sea

While the #1 passion of our Travel Editors at is skiing, we love a trip with sun, sea and sand.

Trade in your goggles and skis for a snorkel and fins, as we scope out fabulous locales where surf meets satiny sand beaches. See our review of Chartering a Yacht in the British Virgin Islands and see our favorite anchorages in the BVIs. A trip across the pond to explore Europe’s gems like the Italian Riviera of Cinque Terre, Florence and Venice are among the best of Italy. Portugal and Ireland are both easy flights from the US East Coast with tremendous history, happy people and great sightseeing, some of which reminds us of the coast of Maine – only more brilliant green.Wine tasting in Napa California or winding your way through the steep streets of San Francisco,, we love to explore and report our top picks for your travel “bucket list”.

No frostbite on these adventures, as we explore warm and wonderful destinations for families, and also special romantic locales. We review whether bigger is better on cruise ships, and which cruise line really is the Fun ship for families. See our first hand look at Royal Caribbean’s Quantum – Anthem of the Seas and our review of the more intimate Italian cruise ships catering to adults – the Azamara Quest Adriatic Cruise and MSC Cruise Lines.

Here are travel features spanning the globe from blissful Bermuda tocruising the Caribbean and the California coast, sunning at Florida’s best beaches of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, touring Venice and the Cinque Terre in Italy, Castles and Pubs in Ireland, or enjoying Maine’s best oceanfront spa resorts at The Cliff House and Harborside Hotel Bar Harbor in Maine:

Cruise Tips:
Chartering a Yacht in the British Virgin Islands
The Best Anchorages and Islands in the BVI
Cruise Tips for Families
Carnival’s got the fun ships
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum – Anthem of the Seas
Cruising Royal Caribbean’s Freedom
Azamara Cruises in the Adriatic – the ultimate adults cruise
Adriatic Cruise Photo Gallery
MSC Divina Cruises the Caribbean
Cozumel Mexico Cruise Excursions
Labadee, Haiti – Royal Caribbean’s Private Island
Roatan Honduras Cruise Ship Port Review
Review of Cruise Ship Spa and Salon Treatments with prices

Portugal’s best places to visit
Lisbon Travel Tips
& Visiting Sintra
Drinking Port wine in Porto
Touring up the Douro River Valley
The Schist Villages – Interior Portugal
Evora and Portugal’s Stonehedge
Cinque Terre Italy
Monterosso in the Cinque Terre
Florence Italy
Milan Italy
Siena Italy
Touring Venice Italy
A Photo Tour of Venice Italy
Cruise the Adriatic aboard Azamara
Adriatic Cruise Photo Tours
Ireland Touring Tips
Skiing The Europe Alps

Bermuda Travel Tips:
Bermuda’s Top 10
Visit Bermuda, wear Bermuda Shorts

Florida Vacations:
Lago Mar- Fort Lauderdale’s Best Address
Best Beach in Florida – Fort Lauderdale vs. Miami’s South Beach
Fort Lauderdale as a Cruise Port
Port Miami Best Hotels for Cruise passengers

Maine Vacations
Boating from NYC to Maine
Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit Beach Vacation
Harborside Hotel Bar Harbor Maine
Golf in Maine – When White Heat turns Green

Napa Wine tasting the California Coast to Big Sur
San Francisco – Top 10 for your Family vacation

Charmed in Charleston South Carolina
Hilton Head Island
Top Things to Do In Savannah -Charleston’s Sister City

Skiing Europe
New England’s Best Skiing
Skiing the Western Rockies
Skiing Canada’s best ski resorts