Arts & Culture

A Photographer’s Guide to Seeing the Best of Bar Harbor

Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Experiences, New England Coast|

Maine-native and photography-guru, Greg Hartford offers up some of his favorite places to wile away a day in Bar Harbor and beyond.

Design in Detail: Samoset Resort’s New Look

Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Family, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Property in Perspective|

Shiplap walls, stunning Midcoast Maine photography from a local artist, decorative wooden paddles – these are just a few of the nautically rich details to look forward to in the recent 178-room refresh at Samoset Resort.

Street Smart: Rockland’s Main Street

Active, Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Family, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Street Smart|

When it comes to things to do in Rockland, Maine, there’s no better place to explore than the town’s Main Street, a one-mile stretch through downtown that feels perfectly warm and familiar to New Englanders and outsiders alike.

Sculpting Steeds: Richard Allen’s Driftwood Art of Midcoast Maine

Arts & Culture, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences|

Ever noticed driftwood on the beach? Rockland artist Richard Allen certainly does. Such knobby, bleached pieces serve as the medium for his stunning, life-size horse sculptures which are taking the Rockland/Rockport/Camden area by storm.

Street Smart: Key West’s Whitehead Street

Arts & Culture, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West|

Duval Street may get all the glory, but this one-mile stretch serves up the essential quirky cultural finds that define Key West.

Touring the Lake George Craft Beverage Trail

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Food & Drink, Lake George, New York Adirondacks|

Within a half-hour drive from the Sagamore, Lake George boasts six different ways to experience locally crafted beers, wines, and spirits.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

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

We dug deep into all Opal destinations from Florida, Maine, and New York to build this list of top spring events and seasonal vacation ideas.

7 Must-See Stops in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts

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

Located no more than 10 miles north of Sarasota proper

Sarasota’s Secret Surf Scene

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

When it comes to the best surfing in Florida, your mind likely goes to the East Coast stretch of the state. That’s not the case for waterman Juan Rodriguez, who, despite having surf all over the world, has always been partial to the surf scene of Sarasota.

Street Smart: Third Street South in Naples

Arts & Culture, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples, Street Smart|

Naples is known as Florida’s shopping Mecca. Here we explore the historic street in the heart of Old Naples that started it all.