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How To Save Big In the Big Apple

How To Save Big In the Big Apple

Thanks go to Rita (a WGTT tipster) for passing along this wonderful post about how to save money on your next visit to New York City.  Rita knows her stuff – enjoy her report! “I had always heard how expensive New York City can be, but my friend and I found ways to have a […]

January 7, 2009 | By | Reply More
It's Time To Plan Your Dazzling Pre-Holiday Weekend in New York City

It's Time To Plan Your Dazzling Pre-Holiday Weekend in New York City

No one puts on a party dress like New York getting ready for the holidays.  Every shop window glistens with elaborate displays, and the theater scene pops with magical productions.  Ever since the Miracle on 34th Street enchanted a nation in 1947, families have been streaming to New York City to revel in the nations […]

October 2, 2008 | By More
Fall Is The Perfect Season To Stay In A Tree House Hotel

Fall Is The Perfect Season To Stay In A Tree House Hotel

Ever since you were a kid clambering up to your private tree house (whether attached to a swing set, or hand crafted by your Dad), the appeal of living among the rustling tree tops has been compelling.  (Or was it the visions of imaginative carefree living we all saw in Swiss Family Robinson?)  As the […]

September 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Fall Festivals

Fantastic Fall Festivals

For me, Fall is the best time of year to travel. The weather is fresh and brisk, the earth is bursting with abundant harvests, and airfares take a dip between the high summer season and outrageous holiday fares. There’s no better time to venture forth and find a fall festival to enjoy. Here’s a sampling […]

August 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
End of Summer Getaway The Whole Family Will Love

End of Summer Getaway The Whole Family Will Love

It’s not too late for an exciting, adventurous, family friendly end of summer vacation. Just over 2 hours north of Boston lies the Waterville Valley Resort. If you’ve only thought of Waterville when the snow flies, it’s time for a second look. Waterville comes alive with family friendly outdoor summer activities right up to Columbus […]

August 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Skipping Hut to Hut in the White Mountains National Forest

Skipping Hut to Hut in the White Mountains National Forest

Don’t I wish! Clint and I just returned from an adventurous 3 day hike in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, superbly guided by folks at the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). If you’ve ever thought of going on a scenic hike in the mountains, read on…. this is a tale of ‘girl challenges mountain and […]

July 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mt. Washington Hotel – A Beautiful Place With A Bad Attitude

The Mt. Washington Hotel – A Beautiful Place With A Bad Attitude

For many years I have delighted in the view of the Mount Washington Hotel tucked between dramatic notches in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It’s a sight that quite literally takes your breath away. I had been following news of the redevelopment of this grand historic hotel and have had it on my “someday” […]

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A Glimpse Inside the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport, Maine

A Glimpse Inside the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport, Maine

I’m just back from touring the 4th annual Arts in the Inns in Kennebunkport, Maine. For the unbelievable ticket price of $5 you get to visit 16 historic inns and meet some of Maine’s premier artists as they display their works. The two day festival is called a “pairing of palettes and palates” as culinary […]

June 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Maine Inns and Arts Spring Festival Weekend

Maine Inns and Arts Spring Festival Weekend

One of the reasons I love Spring so much, is that all of a sudden there are dozens of house and garden tours, artist open studios and antiques festivals to temp me away from my ho hum winter routine. This year I’ve found a new offering (well new to me anyway) in beautiful Kennebunkport Maine. […]

April 16, 2008 | By | Reply More
See the Real New York With Big Onion Walking Tours

See the Real New York With Big Onion Walking Tours

Considered by many to be the best walking tours in New York City, Big Onion Walking Tours are experts at peeling back the surface layers to reveal the true essence of New York City neighborhoods. For an astonishing low price of $15 per adult, (and less for seniors and students) you’ll find passionate guides (who […]

April 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

The boys of summer are back and it’s time to head out to the ball park to make life long memories of battles well fought and won (or lost). I can almost hear the the cheers and jeers raining down from bleacher seats and sky boxes alike. Beach balls bouncing off outstretched hands, ice cream […]

April 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Stay in New York City for Less – Rent an Apartment

Stay in New York City for Less – Rent an Apartment

New York City is back on top as the destination of choice for both foreign visitors and travelers from across the United States. Hotel occupancy rates rose 5% in 2007, as over 46 million visitors traveled to New York City. Today it’s often difficult to find a hotel room for less than $300 per night. […]

March 12, 2008 | By | Reply More
Compare Ski Resorts Worldwide With Ease

Compare Ski Resorts Worldwide With Ease

It’s going to be a spectacular winter for skiing! (Well, in the United States anyway.) Your biggest challenge will be trying to decide between snow packed vertical runs and powdery lanes all the way from California to Maine. We’ve found a super website that makes choosing the right mountain a cinch. On The Snow has […]

December 23, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Make A Note Of This Date

Make A Note Of This Date

On December 15th all that is good about America and individual American’s making a difference will be demonstrated once again. I’m sure you’ve read about Morrill Worcester of Harrington Maine and his unprecedented generosity to the memory of veterans. December 15th is the day trucks hauling 10,000 handmade wreaths will reach Arlington National Cemetery to […]

November 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
OMG, I ended up in jail on my birthday!

OMG, I ended up in jail on my birthday!

Growing up just outside of Boston, my Mother would caution my older brothers, “You’d better behave yourself or you’ll end up in the Charles Street Jail”. This brought to mind the worst horrors of being incarcerated in a dungeonous jail cell in a dilapidated penal facility – think Alcatraz style cat walks over crumbling cell […]

November 3, 2007 | By | Reply More
Best Fall Foliage Maps and Guides

Best Fall Foliage Maps and Guides

This is a love/hate time of year for me. I’m incredibly excited waiting for the roads near our house in Maine to burst into show stopping color. A sunny morning takes my breath away and makes me glad to be alive. Then of course there is the realization that the warm days of summer are […]

October 26, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Escape to Martha's Vineyard for a day!

Escape to Martha's Vineyard for a day!

A fabulous trip report by Sally H. from Boston When my children were young and I needed to get out of the house for a summer’s day adventure, I would head for Martha’s Vineyard for the day. Surprised? It’s not as far as it seems from the Greater Boston area.

July 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
Trip Report – Searsport, Maine

Trip Report – Searsport, Maine

Tales of a merry yuletide weekend at Inn Britannia in Searsport Maine. This year we decided to head north to Maine in search of a snowy Christmas instead of flying out to Denver to be with the boys. GOOD CHOICE OR WHAT? You may remember that the Denver airport was closed for days, stranding thousands […]

January 18, 2007 | By | Reply More