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Pilots- Get off the Route to Retirement

Erin Hatzell

For pilots, there’s a unique crossover between a career and a passion. The career is what you work so hard for, the one that pays the bills and supports families, the one that comes with seniority, travel, adventure and countless nights away from home. Then there’s the pure and simple passion for flight. A passion that was likely ignited at a young age and continues to burn flight hour after flight hour. The one that takes you to the skies, even on your days off. The passion is what started you on this journey, the one thing that makes your job more fun than most, one which you love and also get paid to perform. Not many people can truly say that they have a passion for what they do, but then again those people probably aren't pilots.

For those with a career that they like, but not necessarily love, the thought of retirement is likely a happy one, but for those with a deep rooted passion, the perspective can be much different. For many pilots, the choice to retire, specifically from flying, is not theirs to make. With a mandatory retirement age of 65 for all Part 121 Operators, there is a hard stop attached to a pilot’s passionate career, at least with a major carrier that is.

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Topics: Pilot Recruiting, Cape Air Pilots, Retired Pilots, Cessna 402, Professional Pilots

6 New England Hikes to Try This Fall

Amanda Brabec

Although the summer is coming to an end, and the remaining Cape Cod beach days are numbered, New England’s charm shines its brightest in the autumn season. With the crisp days rolling in come trips to the apple orchard, freshly baked apple cider doughnuts, and most importantly, breathtaking fall foliage. Take in the foliage from above with some of New England’s best hiking trails.

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Topics: saranac lake, new york, rutland, Lebanon, maine, vermont, New Hampshire, bar harbor, Northeast, hiking

Why Travel If You're Not Going to Try The Food?

Amanda Brabec

One of our favorite parts of traveling is exploring the local culinary scenes in our amazing destinations. Throughout the month of July, we asked our followers to share their most mouthwatering food pics from their Cape Air travels. While we were flooded with entries of lobster rolls, paella, ice cream, and much more, one entry won the most votes by a landslide.

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Topics: Cape Air, Food, Contest, social contest

Celebrate the Best of Boston with a night of food, drinks, and fun!

Amanda Brabec

If your idea of an amazing evening involves all you can eat from over 30 Best of Boston® chefs, unlimited beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, and dancing to live entertainment on Boston's City Hall Plaza, then you cannot miss this summer's hottest event. Boston magazine's Best Fest will transform City Hall Plaza into a foodie's paradise for one evening only in just one week, on Tuesday, July 18.

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Topics: festival, Boston, Visit Boston, Food, Food Fest, Best of Boston

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina; A True Luxurious Experience.

Katya Ruiz

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina opened its doors in 2010 and is named after its location; a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  The hotel is a luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott's Autograph Collection in the Caribbean.  The resort is tucked into a  cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands.  It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two, three, four, and six bedroom villas, Spa, world class restaurants, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina.  Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is the first luxury, private-island resort development to be built in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years.  This fabulous resort has added four new hillside villas to its inventory.  These new private villa estates range from 3,000 to more than 6,000 square feet.  A perfect retreat for small, large and multi-generational families, the villas feature daily housekeeping, transportation service on demand, and exceptional amenities.

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Topics: BVI, Virgin Gorda, BVI Accomodations, Tortola Accomodations, Luxury Resorts, Caribbean Travel, Where to stay in the BVI's

Hop Up To Vermont For Killington Wine Festival

Amanda Brabec

Do you love wine, beautiful views, and delicious food creations? Make your way to Killington, Vermont July 14-16 for the 16th annual Killington Wine Festival. Your tastebuds will be delighted by the multitude of fine wines, spirits, and local cuisine, all while taking in the best views Vermont has to offer.

Friday, July 14

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Topics: outdoor festival, wine, killington, rutland, vermont

Paddlefishing the Yellowstone River Intake

Erin Hatzell

Paddlefishing- An Age Old Tradition

Calling all anglers!! Have you had the thrill of hooking and battling a giant paddlefish off the banks of the Yellowstone River? If the answer is no, then you're missing out! Anglers from across the country flock to places like Glendive, Montana year-after-year for a chance to reel in a monster paddlefish. What is a paddlefish, you may ask? They are ancient species of very cartilaginous fish with smooth skin, an elongated, flat, paddle-shaped rostrum (nose), small eyes, and a large, toothless (except when very young) mouth. They are closely related to sturgeons, and while most species are extinct, Montana is home to one of the few remaining self-sustaining populations. Paddlefish caught in Montana have been recorded weighing up to 150 pounds!

Gone Fishing

Cast your rod, and your luck at catching one these prehistoric looking fish on Montana's Yellowstone River at Intake, an irrigation dam 16 miles east of Glendive. Intake is appealing to the paddlefish, because of the dam’s fast, rough water, which stills the fish during its upstream migration to spawn in the spring. The season opens May 15 and closes June 30, or when the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks determines the 1,000 fish quota is reached. MFWP is estimating that this will be a short harvest season, maybe 8-10 days if anglers are lucky. Several factors play into determining the length of the season: the amount of run off from the mountains, the flow of the river and the results from neighboring North Dakota's season, which lasted only four days. Anglers tend to come early in the season since there is a quota, and the harvest days are more heavily populated than catch and release days. Of course catching a paddlefish is never a guarantee, but that doesn’t stop anglers from coming back each year. As my dad always says, “you can’t catch a fish if you’re pole isn’t in the water.”

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Topics: Paddlefish caviar, Glendive Chamber of Commerce, paddlefishing, Montana outdoor activities

Calling All Wine Lovers!

Amanda Brabec

Does the sound of a popping cork make you giddy? Is one of your favorite pastimes indulging in artistic culinary creations? If you answered yes, then Nantucket Food & Wine Festival is the event for you. For the past 21 years, the Nantucket Food & Wine Festival has become one of the nation's most highly anticipated and coveted culinary events.

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Topics: CULINARY, wine, nantucket

Delight Your Taste Buds At Porta Del Sol Gastronomic Festival

Katya Ruiz

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Topics: Mayaguez, food fest, gastronomy,Puerto Rico, visit Puerto Rico, visist Mayaguez

Your Ultimate Guide to the Boston Marathon

Amanda Brabec

Whether you're a runner or cheering them along from the sidelines, Marathon Monday is hands down one of the most exciting and vibrant days in Boston. If you're visiting for the weekend or you're a local, make sure to enjoy the many special events, dinner deals, and activities happening throughout the city, not just on Monday, but during the entire weekend.

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Topics: Cape Air, Boston, boston marathon, Visit Boston, Run Boston, Northeast

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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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