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I'm Gregg

I'd love to say that this blog is about exotic locations around the world...but it's not. It's merely a collection of helpful hints and insider knowledge on a few of the places that I know best, some close to home and some a bit further away.

Enjoy posts on some great vacation destinations, and if the shoe fits, pick up one of my interactive guides on the cities and towns that I frequent.

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Shades of Green at Disney First Timer’s Guide

Military service members and retirees will want to consider staying at Shades of Green during their next family vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. For many families, a trip to the House of Mouse is a costly adventure, but eligible service members have...

Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums & Gardens is one of Cape Cod’s favorite annual holiday events. The property is locally famous for its extensive and beautiful collection of rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and other botanical treasures. However, each holiday season...

Harmony of the Seas vs Symphony of the Seas: Royal Caribbean’s Megaships Face-Off

Harmony of the Seas vs Symphony of the Seas: What's the difference? This article should give you a clear understanding of what makes each ship a unique experience. Featured Image: Sabor, the Mexican themed restaurant onboard Harmony of the Seas highlights one...

What To Do in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, is steeped in history and charm, and you will have no lack of things to do while spending a long weekend in this historic city. Savannah is one of Georgia’s oldest towns, dating back to 1733 when British settlers first arrived. Savannah became the...

Breweries on Cape Cod: Finding the Perfect Beer

Whenever I travel, one of my favorite rituals is to find a restaurant or bar that serves the local brew on tap. If I can find a taproom where the beer is crafted on the premises - even better. Where I live on Cape Cod, there has been an explosion of craft breweries...

Newport, Rhode Island – Downtown Visitor’s Guide

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a quick day trip to Newport, Rhode Island. It had been a few years since I had last visited Newport, and with the ravages of COVID-19 on the travel and tourism industry in full effect, the streets and wharf areas had a rather pleasant reduction in congestion than what I remembered. That being said, all of downtown Newport was open for business and making the best of this strange summer.

Things To Do in Cape Cod While Social Distancing

Updated 08/02/20Let’s face it. It’s been a long winter and an even longer spring. We don’t have to like it, but it’s something we do have to accept: Social Distancing will be with us for a bit longer, and that means into the summer season. But that doesn’t mean you...

Gasparilla Pirate Fest – A Visitor’s Guide

Tampa is steeped in pirate lore. Some of it is fact and much is the stuff of legend. It’s true that Florida was home to many pirates that continually menaced merchant vessels and sacked small villages in the Caribbean islands. One of the area’s most famous Buccaneers was José Gaspar, who terrorized the gulf coast around the turn of the 19th century and whose mythology lives on today in the form of pirate-themed sports teams, retail stores, and of course, the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival.

Ibiza Sunset – Take a Beach Break in Costa Maya, Mexico

The thought of slowly rocking in a hammock along a pristine Caribbean coastline, sipping on frozen drinks while watching the waves break is enough to make almost anybody want to book a vacation. For cruise passengers traveling to Costa Maya, Mexico, this scenario, commonly referred to at the “beach break” is a common and affordable way to spend a day off of the ship.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium began as an idea in 1972 to establish a marine research facility in the Tampa Bay area. Several years later, in 1978, the city of Clearwater donated a decommissioned wastewater treatment plant to the newly established Clearwater Marine Science Center to make their idea a reality. The building had large water holding pools that were modified to house marine life and the facility opened its doors to the public in 1981 with a modest one room exhibit. The small facility continued to grow and as public involvement and visits increased, changed its name to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

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Some quick snaps from day trips and longer excursions around New England

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