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The Bourbon Country Institute – Meet Mr. Bou...

By Doc Lawrence – LOUISVILLE, KY-This great river town is on a roll, garnering praise as a haven for gourmet restaurants, a first-rate arts center, home of an easy-going lifestyle and the epicenter of Bourbon and the mystique attached to it. Walking around here is an urban pleasure made possible by wide sidewalks, and if you have a drop of romantic blood, you will feel the presence of Louisville greats Muhammad Ali,...

Palm Island Resort

By Judi Gallagher – ‘A hidden gem’: typically reluctant to use trite phrases as such, I am called upon now, however, to describe Palm Island as a precious personification of beauty surrounded by water.  Fear not, hidden, not really. More of a beach and tree-laden mecca, the island is a lovely and relaxing drive from Sarasota (1 hour), Venice, North Port, and Charlotte –  discovery is a word that comes to mind. Just...

Kids Cook… And Gain Lifelong Skills

By Daniel Hammond, Director of Pali Adventures When you think about sleepaway camp, you probably think about activities in nature, getting dirty, or lounging by the lake.  With more sophisticated kids and a constant need to raise the bar on unique activities, you may be surprised to hear that the specialty in highest demand at Pali Adventures Overnight Camp for summer 2017 is Culinary. With the rise in popularity of Food...

GOURMET HIGHWAY: The Chocolate Diva

By Doc Lawrence – Located in lovely Fredericksburg, a historic town deep in the heart of the fabled Texas Hill Country, Quintessential Chocolates is a pioneer company and brand keeping pace with the demand for the handcrafted chocolates. For the uninitiated, the company founded and operated by Lecia Duke remains the only chocolatiér in America to use the centuries-old process known as Liqueur Praliné and it continues...

Amalfi Dreams

By Chelsea Ferguson Linde – I was at my peak. I had a 60-day wedding countdown on my mind, excessive amounts of obligations tied to family and friends, the weight of a busy season at work, and the overwhelming feeling that I could not “do it all”. My solution, a well-deserved girls-getaway with my life-long friend, to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. From the cobble stone streets, endless servings of pasta and wine, and...

Beach retreat on the ninth floor

(Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa) Have you ever had one of those dream vacations? One where everything goes just right? It does happen, and lucky for me, it happened by chance. I really needed a long weekend away. Without a second thought, I went with a tried and true hotel brand, who just happened to have a beachfront room available. My lucky streak has started off on the right foot. There was a...
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