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Wentworth By The Sea – A Stunning Historic Hotel, One Hour North Of Boston

Wentworth By The Sea – A Stunning Historic Hotel, One Hour North Of Boston

A bodacious seaside escape awaits you just a short drive north of Boston at the stunning Wentworth By The Sea Resort, one of America’s most inviting historic grand hotels. For 20 years or more the imposing Wentworth Hotel lay shuttered and crumbling on it’s rocky outcrop just over the New Hampshire boarder in New Castle, […]

May 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Dust Off Your School-Girl Kilty Skirt And Head To New York's Tartan Day Scots Celebration

Dust Off Your School-Girl Kilty Skirt And Head To New York's Tartan Day Scots Celebration

As the sound of fiddles and flutes fade away from St. Patrick’s Day, another group of Celts are tuning up their pipes for a grand Tartan Day celebration. Beginning on April 2nd, New Yorkers and visitors will gather on Ellis Island to kick off the 9th Annual Tartan Week celebration in recognition of Scottish heritage […]

March 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
2 Hours Of Laughs and Learning At Stonewall Kitchen's Cooking School

2 Hours Of Laughs and Learning At Stonewall Kitchen's Cooking School

Who would imagine attending the Stonewall Kitchen cooking school would be such fun! Gather your foodie friends and head to York Maine where you’ll find the home base for Stonewall Kitchen and it’s remarkable cooking school that offers bite-size cooking classes at lunch and dinnertime most every day.  You’ll laugh, you’ll nibble, you’ll sip a […]

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Newport RI – Come Celebrate St. Patrick's Day & Irish Heritage Month

Newport RI – Come Celebrate St. Patrick's Day & Irish Heritage Month

Now that Valentine”s Day and the spangled dancing of Carnival are behind us, all eyes (and store shelves) turn to St. Patrick’s Day.   Party plans for green beer and Hibernian parades shift into high gear as winter weary populations yearn for a fine spring day. While New York and Boston take top honors, Newport […]

February 23, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
There's Still Time To Take A Great Family Vacation During February School Break

There's Still Time To Take A Great Family Vacation During February School Break

Are you lamenting not planning a getaway for February school vacation week?  It’s Not Too Late!  Our friends at The Bethel Inn near Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel Maine, have just sent along a terrific family vacation offer. During February school vacation week, book a Stay and Dine Package at the Bethel Inn from […]

February 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
World's Tallest Snowman's Village Celebrates Winter!

World's Tallest Snowman's Village Celebrates Winter!

Bethel Maine Celebrates WinterFest. The picture perfect snow dusted town of Bethel Maine (just down mountain from Sunday River Ski Resort) proudly holds the title for the World’s Tallest Snowman (113 feet, 7 inches)  AND the Tallest SnowWoman (122 feet, 1 inch).   I just loved her curly eyelashes made out of full size skis!  […]

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Pies On Parade – Take A Bite Out Of Winter

Pies On Parade – Take A Bite Out Of Winter

Few things in life are as deliciously indulgent as settling down with a warm slice of fresh baked pie on a snowy winter’s day.  Forget the resolutions to deny yourself in the New Year and commit instead to tasting some of the best pies in New England for the benefit of charity.  The Historic Inns […]

January 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

No one dresses up for the holidays like the historic towns and villages of New England.  The first two weekends of December bring holiday festivals galore featuring historic house tours, gaily decorated inns, musical performances, costumed carolers, bell ringers, antiques and crafts shows and good cheer for all.  Here is a list of New England’s […]

November 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
6 Secrets From The Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

6 Secrets From The Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

Linda and I took a rare ‘play’ day together on Friday and drove an hour north of Boston to York Maine (just past the Kittery outlet malls), to “Get Stuffed” at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School.  What a fabulous time we had!! Don’t we all love the guilty little pleasure of buying delectable  Stonewall Kitchen […]

October 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

          New England is blessed with some of the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the world.  The diverse variety of hardwood forests climbing dramatic mountainsides and reflected in shimmering lakes guarantee scenic overload.  This year skip the traffic jams on the highways and view the foliage on board one of […]

September 25, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Tradition and 'The Good Life' Is Alive and Well at The Balsams in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

Tradition and 'The Good Life' Is Alive and Well at The Balsams in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

I’ve just returned from three wonderful ‘north woods’ days spent at The Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch New Hampshire.  You’re probably familiar with DIxville Notch from news broadcasts of  Presidential election campaigns, and the ‘first in the nation’ voting that takes place at the notch on the eve of every Presidential election.  As historic […]

September 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
Fall Open House At All Maine Lighthouses

Fall Open House At All Maine Lighthouses

Save your stair climber workout for September 12th when Maine lighthouses will throw open their doors and welcome the public at Open Lighthouse Day.  The coast of Maine has been dotted with lighthouse structures since the early 1800’s.  The rambling miles of rocky coastline and seafaring communities made it essential for lights in many shapes […]

August 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
6 Heavenly New York Brunch Spots

6 Heavenly New York Brunch Spots

Just because the stores and museums are closed, doesn’t mean Sunday mornings need to be dull in NYC.  Beat the heat and the city noise by heading to a rooftop garden restaurant for brunch close to the heavens. Few cities are as vertically exuberant as New York, with skyscrapers reaching for the clouds everywhere you […]

August 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Spice Up Your NY Trip With Fun Sightseeing Tour of Famous TV & Movie Locations

Spice Up Your NY Trip With Fun Sightseeing Tour of Famous TV & Movie Locations

If you’ve already done the typical tourist sightseeing in New York City, add some zip to your next visit by touring along with the fun loving folks at On Location Tours. Their 3 1/2 hour bus sightseeing tours visit famous television and movie locals around New York City with stops at nostalgic settings from Sex […]

June 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Embrace nature, whirl into the wild; find joy being among the tress, streams and wildflowers!  This summer put yourself in the capable hands of Appalachian Mountain Club to recharge your spirit and put a smile on every family member’s face. I’ve just returned from my second hiking experience with the AMC in the White Mountains […]

June 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Learn An Early American Craft in Nantucket

Learn An Early American Craft in Nantucket

Next time you’re vacationing on Nantucket Island, don’t miss the opportunity to learn a traditional Early American Craft at the 1800 House, presented by the Nantucket Historical Association.   A wide variety of half day classes are offered ranging from Miniature Sailor Valentines (shell art), Shorebird Woodcarving, Scrimshaw, Tin Metalcraft, Shaker Box Making and much, […]

June 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

The Columbus Foundation has lovingly constructed replica sailing ships of Columbus’ famed vessels the Nina and the Pinta (also known as the Santa Clara).  The caravel ship Nina has been acclaimed as the most historically accurate recreation in modern times. This summer the two ships will sailing in tandem as a ‘sailing museum’, visiting ports […]

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
A Super Getaway Deal for New England Golfers!

A Super Getaway Deal for New England Golfers!

We’ve just received word of a fabulous 3 day golf getaway that will have you thumbing your nose at the recession and taking off to enjoy one of New England’s premier golf resorts with unlimited golf privileges. The Bethel Inn Resort, located just down the mountainside from the Sunday River Ski Area in Bethel Maine, […]

April 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Celebrated Maine Inns – Half Price in May

Celebrated Maine Inns – Half Price in May

You can picture them now, stately grand dames of the seacoast welcoming visitors for decades – elegant, historic and pricey.  Well now, thanks to The Maine Innkeepers Association, you can indulge yourself with a coveted Maine getaway in May, for half price.  What’s even better, your stay will benefit Habitat for Humanity at the same […]

March 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

For everyone who loves chocolate as much as I do, it’s time to plan a vacation swirling with chocolate tours and adventures. Nothing matches the euphoric lift after munching on a creamy chocolate delight. Here are eight destinations for immersing yourself in chocolate ecstasy on your next vacation.

January 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More