Maine’s best kept secret tourist attraction: Transport Treasures

This will be my 37th summer in Southern Maine, in the United States. After such a length of time, you start to believe you know a place backwards and forwards. You have your lobster guy, your favourite beach spot, the best place for fried clams and the store owners you know won’t give you the “tourist price” on things. This…
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The Mini Claridge’s Experience: A Child’s Fairytale in London

I guess I should start by saying that my little staycation at Claridge’s in London was intended to be a mini getaway from reality – a chance to put my feet up, order room service, get some piece and quiet, and potentially log a hundred pages of writing. This was the intention. The reality ended up being something completely different…
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A Florida Must: Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

In my twenties, I used to book vacations in sunny locations based on the square footage of beach space in front of the hotel. That was it. That was my only requirement. I wanted a bed to sleep in, a shower to wash off the sand from the beach and a place to buy a margarita. I don’t think those…
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Shopping Haul: Sawgrass Mills Outlets, Florida

Now you know I’m going to love any state where one of their most visited locations is a shopping outlet mall. And this isn’t just any outlet mall. This is the Rodeo Drive of Outlets. The discounts are insane, the number of stores is mind-blowing and the possibility for maxing out your credit card is extremely likely. This is Sawgrass…
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The Graffiti Wall Art of Hollywood, Florida

Today, the Fort Lauderdale adventure continues and we’re moving to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area for an bright spot I think you will agree is well worth a visit. This is the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project in Hollywood, Florida. Dozens of the world’s most celebrated graffiti artists were brought to the area to decorate the walls of alleys, street corners and even…
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