Tracey Minkin
Tracey Minkin is the Travel Editor at Coastal Living.

Recent Posts By Tracey Minkin

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew: Friday Afternoon, October 7

UPDATE 3PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME, OCTOBER 7: We are continuing to monitor the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the first Atlantic hurricane to reach Category 5 status since Hurricane Felix in 2007, which has caused significant damage and loss of life in Haiti and Cuba, and is now moving slowly up the East Coast, posing serious threat to Florida, Georgia, South […]

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These 3 Hot Mediterranean Destinations Are On Our Radar Right Now

From Corsica’s suddenly buzzing northeast shore to up-and-coming resort towns with new allure, scene-stealing is all the rage this year in France, Italy, and Spain. Here are my picks of the Mediterranean’s bright new stars–a trending trio of destinations ready for prime time. MALAGA, SPAIN On Spain’s renowned Costa del Sol, the resort town of Marbella has long lured beach lovers, but the region’s […]

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Kennebunkport Lobster Roll, Cocktail, and Ice Cream Crawl is the Best Summer Thing Ever

If you’ve been on Facebook and Snapchat today, you spotted me on location in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine, live from the waterfront and talking lobsters, lobster rolls, cocktails, and ice cream with experts, doing a little shopping, and sharing live views of one of the prettiest towns in all of New England. Here’s a guide to where I was… click through on each […]

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Where to Go, What to Wear: North Fork

  Among the storied riches of New York’s Long Island, the quieter North Fork is a true treasure. With inns, restaurants, and a few dozen wineries tucked into the 30-mile peninsula, this is Hamptons life dialed down a delightful notch.     In Greenport, a whaling town on the North Fork’s Bay side, American Beech sits just a few blocks from the harbor. […]

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Fisher’s Southern Grace All-Star Chef Dinners Are The Summer’s Best Culinary Event

Can I just move to Orange Beach, Alabama, so that I don’t miss even one of this summer’s seven Southern Grace Dinner Series, a season’s worth of the South’s hottest chefs taking up residence on the Gulf Coast for the weekend and whipping up a gorgeous dinner for 100 or so lucky guests at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina restaurant? Because, this: For […]

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Best Beach in America 2016 Winner: Ocean City, New Jersey!

Beach Bracket Madness reached a fever pitch, when finalists Ocean City, New Jersey, and Huntington Beach, California, battled weekend for the ultimate title of Coastal Living’s Best Beach in America 2016. The results are in… so meet the winner: Ocean City! Fun fact #1: Ocean City has eight miles of sand and a 2.5-mile-long boardwalk that runs along the beach and ocean, which includes […]

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Best Beach in America 2016 Finalist: Huntington Beach, California!

Beach Bracket Madness finalists Huntington Beach, California, and Ocean City, New Jersey, battled for the ultimate title of Coastal Living’s Best Beach in America 2016, in a West versus East competition. Meet our Best Beach in the West…  Huntington Beach! Fun fact #1: Known as Surf City USA, Huntington Beach has a surfing history that’s more than a century old, plus […]

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7 Affordable (And Awesome) Trips You Can Take With Your Tax Refund

Take the pain out of finishing up your tax return (it’s not even April yet … you still have plenty of time!) by booking one of these amazing trips that are priced at or below the average American tax refund of $3,000. Each of these destination stays is less than $2,000 so you have a grand to spend on airfare (and […]

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The 10 Best Beach Cities For Easter

Direct from the Easter Bunny himself (actually, the researchers at personal finance website WalletHub), the best coastal city in the USA to celebrate Easter is Honolulu, on Oahu, Hawaii. Someone get that bunny a Mai Tai!   Easter hula humor aside, WalletHub knows how to rank cities: we love its Best Places to Get Married and Best Places To Retire (we picked out […]

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The Best Non-Basketball Brackets of 2016

I like a basketball game as much as the next person, but you what I love more? Way more? A BEACH. Which is why my favorite March Madness Bracket in the universe is Coastal Living’s Beach Madness Bracket… a sandy smackdown to select the Best Beach in America 2016.  Want to get in on the action? Round 2 is underway […]

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