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Maine on Mars? The Red Planet Borrows These Popular Mount Desert Island Landmarks’ Names

Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Experiences, New England Coast, Opal Moments|

Yes, there’s a Bar Harbor on Mars. There’s also an Acadia, a Mount Desert Island, even a Cadillac Mountain – all thanks to a NASA geologist who, when naming these sites, drew from her favorite Maine attractions.

Top Craft Breweries along Florida’s “Gulp Coast”

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Gulf Coast? More like the “Gulp Coast,” thanks to the rise of Florida craft breweries popping up in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. We highlight five of our favorites.

National Picnic Month: Our Top 5 Picnic Spots

Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

Grab your red checkered blanket. In honor of July being National Picnic Month, we point you to the best places for a picnic near Opal resorts.

Top Summer Events & What to Have in Tow

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Looking to live it up during these remaining months of summer? You’ll appreciate this piece on what to pack (albeit, some being more tongue-in-cheek) for these can’t-miss events near Opal destinations.

Ways to Keep Your Workouts Going in Opal Destinations

Active, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Lake George, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

While you could head to the hotel gym, there are always more creative “vacation workouts” that will keep your routine in check, while also getting you out and about in a destination.

An Art-Themed Group Retreat to Clearwater Beach

Active, Arts & Culture, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

If you and your friends share an avid appreciation for art, then your next group retreat should be to Clearwater Beach where galleries, museums, and street installations are around every corner.

This or That: Maine’s Blueberry Mojito or Florida’s Coconut Daiquiri

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, New England Coast|

We compare two creative cocktails – one served at Opal resorts in the Northeast, and one served at the resorts in Florida – plus their recipes to take home.

Day On, Day Off: Sunset Key Cottages & Key West

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments|

We guide you through two days spent in Florida’s southernmost outpost – one reserved for living up luxuries on-resort at Sunset Key, and the other consumed with the can’t-miss things to do in nearby Key West.

Eating Your Way through The Sagamore Resort

Food & Drink, Lake George, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

We hope you packed your appetite. Because The Sagamore Resort boasts eight (yes, eight!) Lake George restaurants on property, each with their own unique flavor.

The Nature Lovers’ Getaway Guide to Bar Harbor

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Experiences, Family, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Opal Moments|

If you and your inner circle of friends are looking to escape the cacophony of city life for a collective retreat beside Mother Nature, there’s no better place than Bar Harbor.