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5 Affordable Off-Peak Destinations Worth a Visit This Fall

Oyster | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel

Many associate the end of summer with the return to the grind -- but it doesn't have to be so! As professional vacationers (hey, it actually can be a lot of work -- and someone's got to do it), we here at would beg to differ.

A Teen Went Swimming With A Selfie Stick. It Saved Her Life.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.09.2015 | Crime

A vacationing Texas teen's selfie stick saved her life after a riptide dragged her underwater, ABC reports. The drama began when Derrick Johns, hi...

Summer Secrets: A Conversation with Author Jane Green

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket.

Live from the Nantucket Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is my second year at the Nantucket Film Festival, and this will probably be my one dispatch, mostly because I'm having too much fun to take time to write about it.

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

A Wedding Thriller

Linda Fairstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings
Linda Fairstein

I met Mike Goldberg the first day of law school at the University of Virginia in September, 1969. By virtue of the alphabet, the F's and G's were separated into a small section for one of our subjects.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

The Nantucket Project Offers More Than Red Pants

Rob Taub | Posted 11.29.2014 | Media
Rob Taub

John Kerry and Nancy Gibbs (photo: Meghan Brosnan) Sometime around noon on Friday, I squeezed into a packed Jet Blue flight from JFK with 99 other ...

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?

Why Now Is the Best Time to Go to Nantucket

John Mariani | Posted 10.12.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Given that Nantucket is both difficult and expensive to get to, this is a pricey destination, and as such, the entrepreneurs and restaurateurs have to make their money fast and in volume.

The 10 Most Dreamy Islands To Retire On In America

Moira McGarvey | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Ever dreamed about retiring to an island? Whenever I see a travel commercial with sand and water, it gets me going. The camera will zoom in behind a couple sitting in beach chairs watching the sunset with the sound of nothing but seagulls.

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it.

A Tick Bite, an Illness and Questionable Diagnostic Tests

Beth Daley | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Daley

There are thousands of truly sick people who are convinced that they have a chronic form of Lyme. But many of them receive a diagnosis based on unvalidated tests that have never fully been proven to show they correctly identify the disease.

Why Was Moby Dick White?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.25.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why was Moby Dick white?

Your East Coast Summer Sorted | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

As East Coast city dwellers prepare for their seasonal exodus to the beaches of Maine, Massachusetts and more, we share the lowdown on five quintessential summer escapes.

The Tides of March

Tracy Christoph | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

I'd like to share some of my favorite East Coast beach towns with you, with some warm thoughts for the season ahead. These award-winning destinations are sure to warm not only your body but also your spirit!

Nantucket: Full of Surprises

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

For those who think of Nantucket as the kingdom of pink-and-green -- pretty but predictable and steeped in if not stifled by tradition -- you're in for a surprise. Some creative locals are hard-at-work reinvigorating the island.

From Coast to Coast | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel

With 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, finding the best beach escape is no small task. Here are our eight picks for great sandy spots from coast to coast.

A Perfect Fall Weekend in Nantucket (PHOTOS)

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel
Anna Watson Carl

It's always been a dream of mine to visit Nantucket, the tiny, crescent-shaped island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The mere mention of the place conjured up nautical images in my mind: sailboats, lighthouses, weatherworn fishing cottages, and seafood.

"Gone Fishing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If legendary composer George Gershwin had also been a fisherman, one of his greatest works might have been "Porgy and Bass." I could...

Sister Kate

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

Visitors venture into the furnace of a mid-summer night's revelry. It is Martha's Vineyard. From their air-conditioned sanctuaries, all migrate to the Old Whaling Church. They arrive to witness the celebration of the miracle of a mural recreated by the elegant artist, Margot Datz.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Ophira Eisenberg in Nantucket

Mindy Tucker | Posted 09.07.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

2013-07-08-20130707ophiraeisenberg08114hpthumbOphira was in Nantucket to host the Nantucket Film Festival's Late Night Storytelling show. I ran into her in town after shooting the All-Star Comedy Roundtable and we did a quick New York meets Nantucket photo

Glammed out Great Gatsby Hotels

trivago | Posted 05.24.2013 | Travel

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.

10 Tranquil Island Getaways For Rest & Relaxation

Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel

An island vacation is the perfect way to leave the everyday stress of urban life behind -- but you don't have to head halfway around the world to Fiji...

PHOTOS: 8 Unexpected Island Getaways On The Cheap

Oyster | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel

An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates.