Spinsheet: Where to Charter a Sailboat in June, July, and August

Even when you live in the Land of Pleasant Living as we on the Chesapeake do, you might crave a mid-summer charter escape. Perhaps you seek travel deals, or a week unexpectedly opens up in your busy schedule. Why not plan a quick escape? Dream Yacht Worldwide (DYW) shares its recommendations for an unforgettable summer of travel and a deal for charter sailors worth a look.

Global Traveler Magazine: Sails of the South Pacific

The islands of the South Pacific have long drawn travelers and explorers, starting around 4000 B.C. when the seafaring people of the Solomon Islands sailed across the ocean to settle Tonga and Samoa, followed by Fiji, Vanuatu, Hawai’i and Tahiti.

MSN: The Charm of Bloomington Indiana

It is almost guaranteed that you will find worthy attractions, great food, and a fun, energetic vibe. In the center of town, you’ll find the town square complete with a Beaux-Art architecture courthouse that rests on a small rise and is framed by manicured green grass and lovely flowers.

WISH-TV: Gallery Pastry Shop: European-inspired pastries and brunch

Gallery Pastry Bar in Indianapolis is a charming culinary spot owned by Alison Keefer.

Head Chef Scott Weiss creates delicious and visually stunning dishes such as the Spicy Crispy Eggs with sambal and croissant points, and the Fruit Foster Crepe with whiskey bruléed fruit, caramel, chantilly, and oat streusel.

They also offer a variety of pastries, cakes, and macarons.