Fish House - MidCoast Maine

MidCoast Maine – Land of Lobsters and Lighthouses

Story and photos by Jeff and and Stephanie Sylva…… Nothing says “Maine” like lobsters and lighthouses. These are what lured us to Maine’s MidCoast for a four-night stay in Boothbay Harbor, one of Maine’s prettiest coastal towns. The MidCoast & Islands region, with its charming harbor towns and quaint country villages, is home to some of …

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Navigating St. Simons Island

by Terry Conway Seeking gold in the New World, Spanish explorers originally came ashore more than four centuries ago. What they stumbled upon was its astonishing beauty, mild weather and abundant wildlife. They christened the lands the Golden Isles. As the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island lies across from the …

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Melbourne Pineapple Manor

Easy Going Melbourne Beach

by Terry Conway Did you know that parrots are the third most popular pet in the world? Trouble is they live a long time. Cockatoos and Amazonian parrots can reach the age of 75 or older, so there are a lot of bird castaways. In a cozy Dutch colonial house in Melbourne Beach, Fla., Luann …

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Coronado – San Diego’s “Enchanted Island”

By Jeff and Stephanie Sylva As we sit home bracing for a winter storm predicted to be of “historical proportions,” we long for the warm, sunny climes of San Diego and Coronado Island from which we recently returned. When we planned a visit to these Southern California gems for January, we weren’t sure what to …

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