November 19, 2017

Photo Feature: Old North Church

Old-North-Church

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re a history buff on a budget, there is no place more loaded with readily accessible and inexpensive-to-see  American history than Boston, Massachusetts, and environs. Summer or winter in Boston is an adventure, although winter doings will likely be more the indoor kind. Walking Boston is a cinch, especially [...]

Hiking to Waterfalls in New England

New-England-Waterfalls

Many people include hiking in their travel agendas when they come to New England.  Because of a National Park, a National Forest, several state parks and other preserved land, there are a lot of hiking trails in the 5-state area. What people may not know is how many of those trails include waterfalls. Over 400 [...]

Photo Feature: Kancamagus Highway

Kancamagus-Highway

The White Mountain National Forest is wonderfully conducive to sight seeing. Cruising the Kancamagus Highway, specifically, is a repeatable trip. It just doesn’t get old. Two of my favorite spots are Lower Falls, where the pools and falls make for a great day of water play, and Bear Notch Rd., which is a byway that [...]

Appreciating Autumn in New England

Foliage

Photo credit: nealaus New England is a great place to visit year round, depending on whether the tourist is looking for beach, skiing, sightseeing, history, or whatever.  Autumn, however, is the natural tour de force up here.  We do it really well, in many ways, and not like anywhere else. FOLIAGE Viewing autumn foliage in [...]

Evans Notch/Pinkham Notch Cruise

Evans-Notch

When I’m out for a ride, sometimes I like to go to a destination and return the same route. Sometimes I like to ride a loop.  From where I live, my favorite loop (which happens to go through the White Mountains) is through Evans Notch to Gorham, New Hampshire, and back through Pinkham Notch to [...]

New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mt.

Loon-Mt-Highland-Games

There are several Highland Games in Northern New England. The games at Loon Mountain are a personal favorite. These are known as the most diverse games in the country! First, Loon Mountain and surrounding area is a beautiful area.  Getting there is big fun.  Coming from Maine or the Mt. Washington Valley, the ride must [...]

Common Ground Fair

Common-Ground-Fair

I am a sucker for a fair of any kind.  This fair, however, knocks my socks off.  The Common Ground Fair is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and is always held the third weekend after Labor Day. MOFGA is the voice of organic farming in Maine, and the Common Ground [...]

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella-Stewart-Gardner-Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM)  is the most amazing and odd little museum I’ve ever visited…and I’ve been to a few.  First, its setting.  It’s near the famous Boston Fens and within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Art. It has an inner courtyard that is always in bloom and lovely. (adsbygoogle = [...]

Mt. Washington Auto Road

Mt-Washington-Auto-Road

Hiking Mt. Washington is a popular thing to do for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Mt. Washington Valley. Getting to that summit is an attainable goal and the view from the summit is an apt reward. If, however, you happen not to want to execute that climb to get those views, there is an alternative. (adsbygoogle [...]

Fireworks in Maine 2010

Fireworks

What a great way to finish a great day in Maine!  Because of the more rural nature of Maine, the skies are dark and the fireworks are brilliant as a result.  We love our fireworks up here, and there are many displays planned throughout the summer. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The State Fire Marshall [...]

Boston Museum of Science

Boston-Museum-of-Science

Of all the science museums I’ve visited, I’m most familiar with the Boston Museum of Science. Relatively speaking, it’s right next door to me.  When I visit, I plan to be there for the day, and I’m never bored. This is not an inexpensive day, but it is riveting. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); My [...]

Maine State Parks: Cheap Day Trip Options

Maine-State-Parks

Maine has a lot of outdoors for vacationers to enjoy.  Parks abound.  There is one National Park (Acadia), a piece of the White Mountain National Forest, and 31 or so parks managed by the Maine Bureau of Parks that charge fees. The Appalachian trail passes through or near several of these. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || [...]

Cruise the Kanc – Lower Falls

Lower-Falls-Kanc

On a hot summer day, when the beach is two hours or so away, Lower Falls, a stop on the Kancamagus Highway in White Mountains National Forest and about 8 miles from Conway, NH, is a perfect destination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lower Falls is an extremely popular swimming place where kids of all [...]

New England Aquarium

New-England-Aquarium

The city of Boston has no shortage of sights to see. While you’re planning which to include on your visit, consider the New England Aquarium. In addition to a stellar sea life display, including a four-story coral reef tank, the Aquarium offers an IMAX theatre, whale watches, a penguin presentation, classes and special programs.  There [...]