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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.

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.

Murky Origins: The Truth behind These Opal Destination Names

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Naples, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Did Treasure Island actually ever contain buried treasure? Why was Key West’s original translation “bone island”? We reveal the true origins of these town names in popular Opal destinations.

5 Unexpected Highlights around Hutchinson Island

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Opal Moments|

If you’re looking for things to do in Hutchinson Island and its neighboring town of Stuart, Florida, you’ll appreciate this slightly eclectic but can’t-miss mix of activities.

The Group Fishing Retreat to Hutchinson Island

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal Moments|

When it comes to planning a fishing vacation with your buds, the key is picking the right spot – and there’s no better place than the “Sailfish Capital of the World.”

The Couples’ Group Getaway Guide to Clearwater Beach

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments|

You’ve got the time off, the sitter is booked, and your gang of other friends – also couples – are ready to go. So where to go on a vacation with other couples? Clearwater Beach.

The Spa Group Getaway Guide to Jupiter Beach

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Opal Moments|

It’s been a long quarter. Time to grab a handful of your closest friends and retreat to Jupiter Beach, Florida, for a rejuvenating spa-oriented getaway.

An Ideal Day Spent at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Active, Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

When it comes to finding things to do in Longboat Key during your stay at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, you actually don’t need to stray very far from your guest room.

The Group Boating Getaway Guide to Longboat Key

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

When you think of your last vacation, chances are, your

Your Birthday Bash Guide to Sunset Key

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

Growing up is hard enough as is it. Which is why when it comes to those big birthday milestones (40, 50, 60), you deserve a bash to beat all other bashes.