Opal Moments

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.

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.

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.

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.