The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River is both a bed-and-breakfast and a museum. Photo/Frank C. Grace (Courtesy of Lizzie Borden Museum Facebook page)

Unusual museums make for some offbeat outings

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Massachusetts, in part because of its long-standing history, has long been a bastion of significant and important museums....

Southfork Ranch draws Dallas fans old and new

Tourists from around the world have been flocking to Southfork Ranch since the early years of the classic series Dallas, which ran from 1978 to 1991.

Alaska worth the 20-year-wait to visit

We arrived in Juneau on the second day of the cruise. Standing on deck as we pulled into port, we spotted a large American eagle perched on the ship’s gangplank. We weren’t in the “lower 48” anymore. We had arrived in a part of the country where even the best superlatives are inadequate.

Step into a fairytale at New Fantasyland

As guests pass through the grand arches into the landscape of the New Fantasyland they are surrounded by a delightful world of fanciful architecture, waterfalls, grottoes, arched bridges, forests and a massive circus big top.

Key’s West offers hidden corners, enticing attractions

There’s much to be said for traveling to Key West, Florida, in winter. It’s fun and funky, and the sun casts its warming glow on lotion-slathered bodies. However, my recent visit to the Sunshine State had a different goal. I wished to check the claim that other islands in the chain boast hidden corners and enticing attractions that many visitors miss.

Three historic American resorts connect guests to their storied past

This is the first of a two-part series. Part two will be published in the November 2016 issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. In 1740, a Native American chieftain helped lay out an east-to-west route through Great Britain’s Maryland and Pennsylvania colonies.
The house’s sunroom has paper chairs, lamps and curtains. Photo/Submitted

Rockport’s ‘Paper House’ has endured for a century

By Sharon Longo, Contributing Writer ROCKPORT – In 1922, Elis F. Stenman decided to build a summer home in Rockport, just minutes from the Atlantic...
Ice slides are another fun feature at New Hampshire Ice Castles in North Woodstock. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Ice Castles are an enchanting winter destination for the entire family

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Tucked away in North Woodstock, N.H., is a frozen fairytale castle perfect for a family gathering. From toddlers...

Chincoteague, where the ponies roam free

Mention Chincoteague Island, Virginia, and you’re likely to be asked, “Isn’t that where those ponies are?” The answer is “yes.”

New Zealand: Magnificence in miniature

The hiking trail winds through a lush rain forest. Only a trickle of sunlight makes its way through the thick tree canopy above, from which a chorus of birds entertains with a symphony of song.