Boston Restaurants 2018

New restaurants, like new buildings, continue to come to the Boston area. With the notable help of several of our foodie friends, we discovered some new places to eat on our 2018 visit. Yvonne’s Yvonne’s is a hip, elegantly outfit remake of the venerable Locke Ober restaurant. Seven of us tried to make a mission [Read more …]

The Berkshire Mountains

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Over the years, we have spent a lot of time in the Berkshire Mountains area: around Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington: Summers for the Tanglewood Music Festival; Fall for foliage; and Winter when we used to cross-country ski. The area also has a lot of day-time activities. In addition to exploring the towns’ downtown areas, [Read more …]

Eating Around Woodstock Vermont

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We have been to Woodstock Vermont many, many times as it is one of our favorite New England places to visit. We spent 5 nights in Woodstock on this trip whioch gave us sufficient time to revisit our favorite restaurants as well as explore new ones. The Prince and Pauper Each time we visit Woodstock, [Read more …]

Woodstock Vermont: The Quintessential Vermont Town

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Woodstock Vermont is our favorite Vermont town. When we lived in Boston, we would visit at least once per year. Why? Why not? First is the postcard-perfect town. We love: Its many outdoor activities including hiking or just walking around town; Lovely scenery, especially fall foliage when Mother Nature and our schedules mess properly, which [Read more …]

Shelburne Vermont

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Shelburne Vermont Museum Shelburne Vermont is just south of Burlington Vermont. It is home to the Shelburne Museum Shelbourne Farm and a handful of other sites, plus lovely views across Lake Champlain to the Adirondack Mountains. Shelburne Museum The Shelburne Museum is a 45-acre, open-air museum consists of about 45, relocated 19th-century New England buildings [Read more …]

Burlington Vermont

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Burlington Vermont: Capital of the Northeast Kingdom Burlington Vermont, the 42,000-person city is the state’s capital, largest city and its largest college town (University of Vermont) and technology hub. Like many well-to-do college/tourist towns, is home to a number of clubs and hip restaurants, and being Vermont, of creameries and microbreweries. The Europeans first settled [Read more …]

Salem Massachusetts

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Salem Massachusetts One can love Salem Massachusetts for the simple beauty of its historic, 17th-century, clapboard, pitched-roof houses, its 18th- and 19th-century brick ship captain and merchant mansions and its initiative of turning the disadvantages of poor agricultural land and rugged, deep, rocky shoreline into a seafaring powerhouse that was the fifth largest, and of [Read more …]

Camden Maine

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To us, Camden Maine is the prettiest and our favorite town on the central Maine coast. Camden is also made for walking, and browsing. While relatively small, it is loaded with restaurants, interesting shops, galleries and docks with Windjammer sailing ships, including the Appledore II (on which we took a short cruise on a previous [Read more …]

Rockland Maine

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The lobster and yachting capital of the Maine Coast, Rockland Maine has a pretty main street with a few very nice galleries. But the one museum we like the best is the Farnsworth Museum. Farnsworth Museum The Farnsworth Museum is a multi-building museum with an annex dedicated to work of three local artists from the [Read more …]

Damariscotta Maine

The commercial center of the Boothbay Peninsula, Damariscotta Maine isn’t exactly the most attractive of happening town along the Maine Coast. It is, however, right in the middle of Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid Point, a short distance from Wiscasset Maine and on the road to Rockland, Camden and Maine’s upper Downeast coast. It is also [Read more …]