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The Perfect Fall Day in Massachusetts

The Perfect Fall Day in Massachusetts

New England in the fall conjures up so many images: the changing leaves, sweaters and coats in the crisp air, pumpkin patches and now for me, apple orchards. When we planned to visit Massachusetts one September wild horses couldn’t have kept me back from visiting my first apple orchard and harvesting my own apples. Did…

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By Heather Benac, May 11, 2017
The Best of Boston in Just One Day

The Best of Boston in Just One Day

With its American Revolution foundation, rich maritime history and the oldest university in the nation, Boston is fascinating destination. Ideally one could spend many days there perusing its museums, exploring its charming brick streets and sampling its delicious food. For those of us more pressed for time though, here’s a helpful guide. Freedom Trail Tour:…

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By Heather Benac, May 10, 2017
The Best Free Things to Do in San Diego

The Best Free Things to Do in San Diego

To know San Diego is to love it. Constant sunshine with near perfect weather, the shimmering Pacific Ocean and its accompanying beaches, the verdant hills, delicious cuisine and its laid back California lifestyle. I spent 18 months living here and go back whenever I get a chance. And so much of what this great city…

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By Heather Benac, May 6, 2017
A Week in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo: A Travel Guide

A Week in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo: A Travel Guide

Mexico is definitely a hot spot for a vacation. With its proximity to us here in the US, its beautiful beaches, azure waters, and lush vegetation, how could it not? Of course it’s a big country with an incredibly varied landscape but it can really deliver if you know where to go. If you’re looking…

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By Heather Benac, May 4, 2017
Some Enchanted Evening: A Candlelight Soiree at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Some Enchanted Evening: A Candlelight Soiree at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Picture this: Strolling through the grounds of a beautifully preserved 17th French chateau aglow with more 2,000 candles as classical music wafts gently through the air. You dine al fresco in the gardens until the evening all too quickly culminates with a fireworks show directly over the manicured lawns. What is the magical place and…

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By Heather Benac, May 3, 2017
Our Storybook Paris Engagement

Our Storybook Paris Engagement

Once upon a time a boy loved a girl and wanted her to be his forever. Being a dreamer, the boy started making plans for the most magical proposal he could imagine. His searching led him to Paris as the location for which he would ask the girl of his dreams to become his wife….

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By Heather Benac, May 2, 2017
Le Mont Saint-Michel: A Magical Monument to France’s Past

Le Mont Saint-Michel: A Magical Monument to France’s Past

Le Mont Saint-Michel and I go way back. Well in the “I want to go there” sort of a way. Since before I was born my grandparents have had an oil painting of this magical spot hanging over their fireplace. They bought it on the streets of France from the artist, a Holocaust survivor, while…

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By Heather Benac, May 1, 2017
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