Destination Guides

A Lobby That Holds History: The Story of Samoset Resort’s Salvaged Wood

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Style & Design|

The story of the recycled lumber and reclaimed wood that lines every crevice and corner of the lobby at Samoset Resort.

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Joseph Carr’s Stint as The Sagamore Resort’s Sommelier

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

We take a walk down memory lane with Joseph Carr of Joseph Carr Winery and Josh Wines, who served as the resort's sommelier in the 1980s.

How to Navigate Acadia National Park’s New Vehicle Reservations System

Active, Bar Harbor, Experiences, Family, New England Coast|

Here’s what you need to know about how to make a vehicle reservation online and common questions about the process answered.

6 of The Best Botanical Gardens in the US & Opal Destinations

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Health & Wellness, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Key West, Lake George, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Pop art woven among blooms, a royal garden cultivated for a king, and a Japanese-style sanctuary reimagined for the craggy coast of Maine. Consider seeking out these best botanical gardens rooted to Opal destinations for a much-needed breath of fresh air.

A Grand Transformation: Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa 

Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Florida East Coast & Keys, Opal Moments, Property in Perspective|

As the seaside town of Delray Beach has evolved, so

How to Make Healthy Eating Easy: A Q&A with Edgewater Beach Hotel’s F&B Manager

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Naples|

Edgewater Beach Hotel and its Coast restaurant are committed to offering menu options that are as delicious as they are healthy. 

A Stroll Through Lake Placid Lodge’s Impressive Wine Cellar & Wine List

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

A look at what rests in the bottles and beyond of Lake Placid Lodge’s otherworldly Wine Cellar.

Why Sunset Key is the Island Escape You’ve Been Craving

Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments|

Travelers are dreaming about far-flung island escapes more than ever. Yet, not everyone is quite ready for the long-distance travel that comes with it – and that’s precisely what makes a stay at Sunset Key Cottages a thing of true beauty.

Locally Sourced, Boldly Flavored: The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s New Dining Concepts

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

Expect Florida ingredients with an “equatorial” twist, nods to Sarasota’s Mid-Century Modern heritage, and an always-unobstructed view of the Gulf in Longboat Key Club’s new restaurants of Latitudes and Banyan’s Poolside.

8 Ways to Find Mindfulness & Wellness in Naples

Active, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Naples|

Visitors to Naples and Florida’s Paradise Coast will find an array of ways to nourish mind, body, and soul.