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Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Welcomes You

Erin Hatzell

 Unveiling a new facility, and a new name!

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, formerly Williamson County Regional Airport, celebrated its grand opening on November 11, 2016 in Marion, Illinois. It was only fitting that the airport opened its doors to the public during its dedication ceremony on Veteran’s Day. The newly coined Capt. Robert W. Duncan Terminal is named after Capt. Duncan who served in the U.S. Navy during War II and the Korean War. Capt. Duncan also served as chairman of the Williamson County Airport Authority from 1980-2001. The name change was a well kept surprise to the general public, which is a symbol of thanks and gratitude to our American heroes past and present.

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Coral World Ocean Park St. Thomas, A Magical Experience!

Katya Ruiz

The next time you travel to St. Thomas make sure to visit Coral World Ocean Park. Coral World is a five acre Ocean Park on top of a coral reef.  This is one of the most unique activities your can enjoy in the US Virgin Islands.  You can experience marine life from an undersea observatory without even getting wet.  This is the only attraction on St Thomas where you have the opportunity to pet a shark, feed stingrays, wild iguanas or tropical birds.

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Topics: what to do in st thomas, ocean park in st.homas usvi, fun activities in st. thomas, shark encounters, travel to st. thomas

New Bedford Holiday Happenings

Amanda Carlo

Christmas is a little more than a week away... are you ready?

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Topics: new bedford, christmas, holiday, shopping

El Blok Vieques, A Hip Boutique Hotel.

Katya Ruiz

El Blok, is a new boutique hotel designed by Puerto Rican architects Fuster & Partners. It is located in the town of Esperanza, on Vieques Island.  Vieques is located about 8 miles east of Puerto Rico, and measures about 21 miles long by 4 miles wide.  It is recognized as an ecotourism destination due to its unspoiled and pristine beaches.  One of Vieques’ characteristic residents are wild horses, that roam freely around the island.  Lately, the island has seen a boom in development of restaurants, galleries and hotels.  Often listed among the top beaches in the world, Vieques feels like a true Caribbean gem. In addition to pristine beaches, Vieques offers a variety of marine activities such as: sailing, surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and paddle boarding.  

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Topics: vqs, vieques hotels, vieques, travel to vieques, where to stay in vieques, vieques boutique hotel, flights to Vieques

Nantucket Stroll: A Weekend of Holiday Celebration

Amanda Carlo

Are you looking to get in the holiday spirit and spend a weekend upon one of the most beautiful islands in the world? It sounds like you need to get yourself to Nantucket's Christmas Stroll Weekend. 

An annual tradition for more than 40 years, "Stroll" is an opportunity to take in all that is charming about the holidays on Nantucket. Part of the larger "Nantucket Noel," organized by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, Nantucket Stroll is designed to showcase local retail offerings and holiday shopping. More notably, the decorations and customs of this weekend have become an international icon as trees line the downtown streets and carolers greet all visitors. 

This year's festivities will take place December 2-4th. As Stroll has evolved to include more businesses and visitors, the weekend's events have also grown exponentially. Here are our top three can't miss events:

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Topics: holidays, stroll, nantucket, christmas

The Best Way to a Career as a Pilot

Erin Hatzell

Have you dreamt of becoming a pilot for a major airline, but you’re not quite sure how to fully achieve your dream? You’re not alone. Becoming a pilot takes time, money and planning. Lucky for you, Cape Air has a successful program in partnership with JetBlue that can help you take your dream and make it into a reality.

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Topics: Cape Air, Pilot Gateway Program, JetBlue University Gateway Program

Start the Season in Ogdensburg!

Amanda Carlo

It's barely November and you're ready to break out the red and green. We like your style. 

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Topics: ogdensburg, north country, holidays, parade, chamber

Scuba Diving the Cane Bay Wall in St. Croix.

Katya Ruiz

If you are thinking about your next dive vacation, think St. Croix.  St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands; it offers a tranquil tropical destination for vacationers, honeymooners, meeting attendees, scuba divers and more.  St. Croix is rich in cultural diversity and has a past filled with a fascinating history.   Although only 22.7 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, the landscape of St. Croix is surprisingly diverse.  St. Croix provides its year-round visitors with gorgeous beaches, world class recreational activities, diving, fine dining, casinos and golf. The island also offers a variety of activities and events that keep life exciting, but one of the most exceptional things to do in St. Croix is snorkeling and scuba diving.  It has a variety of amazing dives, plunging walls, wrecks, and reefs.

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Topics: St. Croix USVI, Scuba diving, Caribbean, US Virgin Islands, What to do in St. Croix USVI

Marion and Quincy Fares are Falling!

Erin Hatzell

Falling for St. Louis

Getting to and from St. Louis just got easier, and even more affordable!! For a limited time only, Cape Air is offering flights between Marion, IL or Quincy, IL and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for only $29* each way! That's a 40% savings! But wait and you'll miss out on this amazing deal in Cape's Midwest market.

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 Whether you're planning your holiday travel, a business trip, shopping trip or a quick weekend getaway, this is one travel deal you won't want to miss.

Start your journey with Cape Air in Marion or Quincy, and be in St. Louis in under an hour. Parking at both airports is free, and TSA security checks are a breeze when you fly out of Williamson County Regional Airport or Quincy Regional Airport. 

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Topics: Holiday travel deals, Quincy fare sale, Marion fare sale

Live Free or Fly!

Amanda Carlo

Are you longing for a Granite State getaway?

You're in luck! Flight prices to and from Lebanon, NH have been drastically reduced. Right now, a one-way ticket from Boston to Lebanon starts at $49*! If you're coming from New York, flights from White Plains (with included ground transportation from Manhattan) start at $99* each way.

*Valid on new reservations only for travel until December 21st, 2016. Restrictions may apply. A limited number of seats may be available at the sale price. Fares are non-refundable. Additional fees for changes may apply. Not combinable with other offers and promotions. Subject to schedule, flight, and capacity restrictions. Bag fees not included. Cape Air reserves the right to end promotion at any time.

If these prices aren't enough to convince you, here are three reasons why New Hampshire should be in your future: 

1. Fall Foliage

New Hampshire has some of the best leaf-peeping in the country. Reds, oranges, yellows, and every color in between make time spent in the area feel like a dream. To get the full foliage experience, take a hike on one of the Upper Valley's beautiful tree-lined trails.

Photo by: Jack Sanders

2. Dartmouth Homecoming: October 27-29th

Head to Hanover for the annual Homecoming weekend at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Activities for all ages include a parade, alumni reunions, a bonfire, and the pinnacle football game vs. Harvard University. For a complete calendar of events, check out the Dartmouth Homecoming website

Photo credit: Dartmouth College

3. New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival: October 22nd

Downtown Laconia will host a family-friendly celebration of fall and all that is unique about New Hampshire. It is a collaboration of artistry, creativity and all things pumpkin! From the pumpkin parade to the pumpkin tower, you'll be sure to find an attraction to put you in an autumn state of mind. Don't miss the attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most lit jack-o-lanterns! Click here for more event info.

Photo credit: NH Pumpkin Festival

Ready to pack your bags for New Hampshire? Book your flight now and take advantage of the sale!

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Topics: Lebanon, New Hampshire, Dartmouth

About the Skylines Blog

"People don't take trips...trips take people."
                                           - John Steinbeck

The official blog for Cape Air & Nantucket Airlines! We serve some of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the US, Caribbean, and Micronesia. Skylines is your guide for travel tips, things to do and things to see across our 6 regions and 43 cities.

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