Category Archives: Dream Towns


Five Cities That Will Make Your 2016 New Year’s Eve Historic

Ever since I can remember the ultimate goal for New Year’s Eve was to make sure it was historic. In an epic Jake from Sixteen Candles party kind of way that you’d be talking about thirty years later. For the past three years we’ve spent New Year’s Eve at home (and admittedly in bed before midnight) so our 2016 resolution is to work less and live more—starting with New Year’s Eve. Here are our top five historic cities that will make sure your new year starts off with a bang.

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Destination Christmas: Historic New Orleans

New Orleans is one of America’s most iconic, bucket list travel destinations at any time of year. Think Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, or one of the 120 other annual festivals that happen every week. When it comes to destination Christmas (and New Years), however, there’s no better place in the country to avoid the family drama where it’s perpetually warm and welcoming. Here’s our definitive go-local New Orleans holiday guide from three hotel owners who have lived there for decades

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Drive By Finds: Skaneateles, NY

I love maps. Knowing where I am on the planet at any given time, what’s ahead, and where I’ve been sustains my appetite for travel. I just learned that maps have gone out of style. Siri tells most drivers where to go and 99% of the time the most efficient route is also the most uninteresting and least curious. So we’re bringing back the classic American ‘Drive By’. When you take America’s ‘scenic route’ you’ll be pleasantly reminded what you can re-discover with a few hours of back road curiosity. Think Pinot Noir, silver fox caplets, blueberry fudge, and utopia just for starters.

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Dream Towns: Newport, Rhode Island

Real estate and travel are eternally intertwined especially where historic properties are involved. So it’s only logical that our newest column, Dream Towns, is a combination of both. When I lived in Key West, every tourist was envious. Why not live where everyone else vacations? At least three of those people I met 20 years ago have second homes in the Conch Republic now. In Dream Towns we’ll be bringing to you the most historic, eclectic, off-the grid, off-the-charts, culturally-rich, historically-significant, and inspiringly revitalized towns across America where you can happily spend a weekend or the rest of your life. First up—Newport, Rhode Island

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