Linda Batey
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  • Garland, ME
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
just a struggling travel writer...
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Maine, B&B;s, Inns
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
International travel for single boomer women
Other travel / language expertise?
very little spanish, very little French

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Statues Stand as Sentinels in Sarasota

St. Armands Circle in Sarasota is a surprisingly interesting place to visit. The powers that be have made the history of Sarasota absorbing even to those of us who don't consider themselves history buffs.


Take the 33 statues that are placed among the beautiful landscaping. Beautifully restored, and some of them new, they beckon the visitor to take a closer look…


Posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

What to Expect When You Stay in a B&B

B&Bs, aka Bed & Breakfasts, are the perfect choice for a couple or a single person traveling. I can't honestly say how it would be to take kids--I've been at a B&B where the owner's two kids controlled the place, but that was the parents fault, not the guests. I guess it would depend on how well behaved your children are.  In all my stays at B&B's I have yet to see other guests bring their children.…


Posted on July 13, 2011 at 2:12pm — 3 Comments

Don't Miss Gigi in Miami!

Tired from a morning of working on blogs, my companion and I went to "gigi" in Miami for a quick bite to eat. I knew I was hungry and wanted to try something new, and as a resident of Miami, my companion said she had heard great things about "gigi".

I was not to be disappointed. The concepts are fresh and small plates for sharing, and they are dead on. The menu is a two-sided 8 1/2 x 5 piece of heavy…


Posted on April 5, 2011 at 6:15pm

A B&B in Portland, Maine, With a Big Future: Chadwick's

I was prepared to be impressed. The innkeeper, E. Scot Fuller, is a chef, so the breakfast part I was quite sure would be outstanding. The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast, located at 140 Chadwick Street in Portland, has it all, and I sensed it the moment I walked into the lovely foyer. To my immediate right was the guest dining room, done in cheery shades of blues and yellow and to my left was a large guest living room, complete with fireplace, plenty of books, movies, DVD's, games and puzzles.…


Posted on March 3, 2011 at 5:01pm

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At 3:45pm on January 23, 2011, Lisa Codianne Fowler said…
Hi Linda! You must have hosted by the lovely Leigh Cort!  So glad you enjoyed your stay - of all the places I've been to in the world, Sarasota is my fave. It's a bit chilly here right now, but not cold enough for LPR - love your blog, by the way!  :)
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