Food & Drink

5 Ways to Best Take Advantage of the Storied Bar Harbor Club

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

Guests of West Street and Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina don’t always realize the amazing amenity they have access to when they stay here: the Bar Harbor Club, holding more than just Gilded Era history, but amazing ways to make the most out of your Bar Harbor vacation

Opal’s Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Award Winners

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Five Florida Opal Collection properties were awarded Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

5 Reasons Sunset Key Cottages is T+L’s “No. 1 Resort Hotel in Florida”

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

Why did this private Key West beach resort earn the title as the top-ranking resort in Florida by Travel + Leisure's World’s Best Awards? Let us count the reasons.

A Southernmost Road Trip: Delray Beach to Key West on the Overseas Highway

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series|

A day-long road-trip journey to Mile Marker 0 via the “The Highway That Goes to Sea,” shouldn’t be done without experiencing these amazing pit stops.

The Art of Assembling a Cheese Plate

Across Opal, Food & Drink, Style & Design|

Doing more at-home entertaining lately? Make sure that cheese plate you’re serving your guests is assembled artfully with these essential guidelines from Opal's regional chefs.

Coastal Distancing on Cruise Control: Clearwater Beach to Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We tasked the husband-and-wife couple behind the travel brand The League Collective with taking to the open road for a long weekend getaway. Their point A to point B? Clearwater Beach south to Sarasota along the Gulf Coast of Florida. The result? The perfect marriage of freewheeling and comfort-seeking.

Homemade Pasta-Perfecting Tips from Drift Kitchen + Bar

Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal's Own Recipes|

Sick of the same old store-bought spaghetti? Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa’s executive chef spills his secrets on how to make a homemade pasta that’ll make any Italian grandmother proud.

Finding Maine Along Coastal Route 1

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Road Trip Series|

During a three-day road trip up the coast of Maine, from Penobscot Bay to Bar Harbor, our writer and New England native, Maggie Wallace, attempts to show her “from-away” friend that there’s more to this state than just lobster. In the process, she receives some schooling of her own.

How to Make Your Own Sushi from Caretta on the Gulf

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes|

Chef de cuisine at Sandpearl Resort’s Caretta on the Gulf provides a primer to making the Japanese delicacy at home.

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, Opal's Own Recipes, This or That|

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.