Jackie Froeber

Recent Posts By Jackie Froeber

Travel Tips: 7 Tactics for Sleeping on a Plane

With holiday travel upon us, we asked Dr. Robert Rosenberg with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to share his top tips for catching Zs in the air. Book a window seat so you can cocoon. Lay off the caffeine four hours before takeoff. Drink water. Dehydration can cause headaches that keep you awake. Try melatonin, a synthetic form of a […]

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Highlights from the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival

It’s (basically) summertime, and that means one glorious thing to me: Food festivals are here! While some people shy away (the crowds! the noise! my bun is cold!) I thrive on the anticipation of finding a new dish and—of course—a delicious cocktail to go with it. The criteria for a phenomenal food fest is simple: keep the lines short, the […]

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Wish I Was There Wednesday: St. Croix

Everything just tastes better on an island. I tested that theory last week at the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, and yes. It's true.  The delicious festivities ranged from gourmet dinners at gorgeous waterfront homes and restaurants, to casual beachfront gatherings with celebrity chefs. But the main event, the Taste of St. Croix, was the culinary star with more than 50 local […]

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Wish I Was There Wednesday: Petit St. Vincent

  I like reality TV and Facebook as much as the next person, but sometimes you have to tune out and just get away from it all. On the small Caribbean island of Petit St. Vincent, you can do just that.  No TV. No Internet (although you can use the public computer in the office.) No phones. Just you, two […]

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Wish I was There Wednesday: Cobblers Cove, Barbados

  The sun. The soft sand. The mild surf. Sigh. Cobblers Cove is a dreamy escape in the Caribbean. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage and blooming flowers, the essence of old-world luxury is around every corner at this hotel.  The cheerful pink façade houses 40 charming suites that feel more like your own bungalow, than a hotel. Here are few […]

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Get Out of Town: Palm Beach, Florida

  We know. The holidays are over and it’s tough to get back in the swing of things. Why not try a post-holiday pick-me-up in Palm Beach, Florida? The days here are sunny and warm (think mid-70s) and while you’re in town, check out these gems: Shop: Bring your walking shoes: Palm Beach is the place to find anything from […]

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Best Beach Getaways Special Travel Edition on Sale December 30!

Need a post-Christmas holiday gift? Head to your local bookstore to pick up our special travel edition, Best Beach Getaways, on newsstands December 30th.   The magazine is filled with wonderful seaside destinations, great places to eat, fun activities, and exciting things to see.   Happy New Year!  

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Wish I Was There Wednesday: Fiji

Sigh.   I've seen my share of spectacular sunsets, but there is just something about Fiji that makes it even more special. I can almost feel the warm breeze on my face and hear the soft whisper of the ocean when I look at this photo.   If you're interested in reading more about Fiji, look for my story in […]

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Wish I Was There Wednesday: The Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill, New Orleans

It's soup weather (even in the South) and today I am craving the Creole seafood gumbo from the riverfront Crazy Lobster in New Orleans.   On a recent trip to NOLA, I found this hot cup of gumbo bursting with shrimp and crab, and it has a nice spicy kick.    If you're a fan of spicy beverages, order the Bloody […]

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Wish I Was There Wednesday: Tides Beach Club, Kennebunkport, Maine

It's the end of September, and I am craving some East Coast foliage and a chilly breeze.  The newly renovated Tides Beach Club in Maine knows how to celebrate the season. Check out their latest getaway package including s'mores and cozy accommodations, and book soon–the property closes late October. Details: Fall Back to the Beach package: – Two Nights at The […]

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