Flying During COVID? Millions Take the Risk

December 31, 2020

This reporter was among the millions of Americans who flew during the Christmas holidays this year, despite the COVID pandemic. There were many surprises on the way to a two-week stay with my twin sister in Santa Barbara, California, our …

Holiday Light Displays: A Cure for Cabin Fever

December 21, 2020

This year has been unlike any other in memory. It’s safe to say, as the song goes, we all “need a little Christmas.” Luckily, there are many options to get out and enjoy some fresh winter air, either socially distanced …

Get Away This Fall to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

November 19, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing an ideal staycation destination with its “Getaway Fall” promotion. The special offer provides 15% off room rates plus breakfast for two each day. It is available when booked between …

Nature Encounters at the Red Sea and in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

October 29, 2020

Dreaming of travel during the pandemic is a great way to get away in our minds, but now’s the time to start planning. Here is some inspiration …

Marsa Alam is a travel destination on the Red Sea in the …

Resort Travel: What to Expect

May 21, 2020

As my home state of Florida is steadily reopening all of its counties, I fled our locked-down swamp to see what life is like on the other side of Phase One.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been among the most bullish …

Amelia Island: Sun and Sustainability

October 11, 2019

For those of us lucky to frequent luxury resorts, it’s refreshing to find a place that takes nature and its surrounding environment as seriously as its guests. Such was the case at Amelia Island in northeast Florida, where elegance, visitors …

Alpharetta: Gateway to a New South

August 6, 2019

Nothing is as anxiety-inducing for the frequent traveler as the Atlanta airport.

Fortunately, the next time you visit (or get stuck on an interminable layover), there’s a new place to kill time — and get some retail therapy. You may …

Leesburg Daytrip One-Two Punch: Raspberry Falls and Tuscarora Mill

June 20, 2019

When I was a commercial real estate broker in downtown Washington, D.C., in the ’90s, I occasionally suffered from “concrete-itis.” Every turn of the head would showcase another building, an address conjuring up square footage, vacancies, and phone calls to …

Brunswick Islands: For Dreamers and Kindred Spirits

June 5, 2019

A formation of birds piercing the blue sky may distract you from Sunset Beach’s most prized possession: the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, a whimsical depository for the prayers and meditations of visitors since the 1970s.

But the Brunswick Islands near Wilmington, …

Middleburg Spring Races Coming Up at Glenwood Park

April 18, 2019

The Middleburg Spring Races will be run at Glenwood Park on Saturday, April 20. The event, more than 100 years old, is the equestrian highlight of the year for many of the 600 or so residents of the charming and