The Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI. Photo: Rod Millington.

Newport News: The festivals are back and summer breezes beckon

The jazz and folk festivals return this summer to this charming Colonial-era port.

Neither bridge nor causeway ties Palm Island Resort to the rest of the world. All photos by Cindy Cockburn.

Remote Retreat: Getting away from it all at Palm Island Resort

A recent report claims nearly 1,000 people are moving to Florida every day. What are they craving? Since Florida’s coastline is home to roughly 700 miles of sandy beaches, I […]

Super Splendor: Inside the new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, the designated Super Bowl hotel

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor was grinning, thrilled to stand outside in the heart of downtown under a bright blue winter sky and help open the luxurious new JW Marriott Tampa […]


Puttin’ on the Ritz(es): The Ritz-Carltons in Naples and Sarasota want to pamper you

Hello holidays and cheers to 2021! Time to pack the car, put the top down and head south for a stress-free COVID recovery getaway. Ritz-Carlton may have properties in 30 […]

The Breakers from the air. Photo: Mike Dupre.

Paradise Without a Passport: Escape to The Breakers

After months of pandemic lockdown, I needed a getaway to soothe my soul. NOW. The Wall Street Journal headline tells me I’m not alone: “Vacationers venturing out – but not too far.” Airlines are […]

A couple begins their hassle-free escape. Photo: James Flynn.

Paradise Without a Passport: A quick getaway to The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Editor’s Note: The new dRTB series, “Paradise Without a Passport,” offers recommendations for in-state (and just out-of-state) travel destinations ideal for the present moment. Why does everything I own remind […]

Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association.

UPDATE: The president of the U.S. Travel Association, Roger Dow, on the document he sent the White House

EDITOR’S NOTE: In April, Cindy Cockburn reported that her neighbor in St. Pete’s Old Northeast neighborhood, Roger Dow, had just been asked to join President Trump’s Recovery Task Force. Dow […]