November 29, 2015

Photo Feature: Old North Church


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (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 [...]

Hiking to Waterfalls in New England


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 [...]

Appreciating Autumn in New England


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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. [...]

Evans Notch/Pinkham Notch Cruise


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 [...]

New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mt.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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. [...]

Common Ground Fair


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 [...]

Mt. Washington Auto Road


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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, [...]

Cruise the Kanc – Bear Notch Rd.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As a person who lives near the White Mountains, I frequently like to combine a trip to Conway/No. Conway with a ride on the Kancamagus Highway (aka “The Kanc”).  There are a few ways to do this for those ‘in the know’ without backtracking. My favorite is to connect from [...]

Fireworks in Maine 2010


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 || [...]

Boston Museum of Science


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 [...]

Car Shows in Maine: Inexpensive Family Summer Fun

2010 CruisinÕ Show and Shine Morro Bay Car Show, Friday 30 April

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I like car shows.  Always have. It’s just really big fun to me to go and see old cars, new cars, foreign cars, stock cars, custom cars. It’s fun to talk with owners. It’s just fun. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In Maine, there are several such shows throughout the [...]

Maine State Parks: Cheap Day Trip Options


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 [...]

Cruise the Kanc – Lower Falls


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 [...]