Snorkeling vs. Surfing in O‘ahu: The Importance of Weather

During Hawai‘i’s winter, from October to April, and sometimes into spring, storms in the North Pacific create very large, open ocean swells. Big waves are great news for surfers, but they’re a worst-case scenario for snorkelers and divers. Learn more about the best times to visit O‘ahu for both surfers and snorkelers.

10 Reasons to Visit Portland in the Colder Months

Portlanders love a good festival, particularly if it celebrates beer, bikes, music, or that favorite local pastime—devouring delicious treats. If you don’t mind the rain, November, December, and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions. Here are some great festivals and activities to enjoy during the winter in Portland.

Coastal Maine’s Off-Season Escapes

Hilary Nangle offers up trip ideas for off-season travel along Maine’s coast. Although it’s true that some coastal communities all but roll up the sidewalks after Columbus Day, not all do. Visiting in the off-season, from mid-October through late May, has its merits, including winter recreation and an increase in cultural offerings.