New York City Theater


We love seeing live theater. And New York City Theater is a compelling draw. Once Broadway re-opened, we took a trip to get our theater fix. The theaters were filled with masked audiences that had shown proof of vaccination before entering. And many of the shows were only one-act (no intermission). And some theaters had [Read more …]

Where to Eat in New York City Restaurants

Updated 2021 New York City is a paradise for foodies like us. Given that we spend all of our nights in New York City at or near the Broadway Theater District, many of the restaurants we eat are at or near the theaters, although we do sometimes venture out further. Here is an updated review [Read more …]

Hudson Valley New York

Ward - Scapegoat

updated 2021 The Hudson Valley New York follows the Hudson River from Albany, down to Westchester. It is a beautiful area and has some interesting museums, sculpture parks and, of course, some wineries. Hudson Valley Art Art Omi Art Omi in Ghent New York is an outdoor sculpture and architecture park. Unfortunately, the indoor gallery [Read more …]

The Berkshire Mountains

The Berkshire region is an area in the western parts of Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut. It is a beautiful area of rolling hills and includes part of the Green Mountains. We arrived in the northwest corner of Massachusetts’ Upper Berkshires via Vermont’s Route 100, the state’s unofficial Foliage Highway. The drive took us through [Read more …]

Belfast Maine

Belfast Maine town

Belfast Maine is a pretty 18th-century shipbuilding and merchant town. It has retained a number of its Federal and early Victorian buildings and some of its shipbuilding heritage via its shipyard, which today primarily hosts pleasure boats rather than Clipper ships. A scenic riverfront downtown area is packed with boutiques and galleries. The town has [Read more …]

Desert Island Maine

Bar Harbor town 01

Updated 2021 Bar Harbor Maine Bar Harbor Maine is one of the main towns on Mount Desert Island (the others being Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Bass Harbor). Bar Harbor itself, is the epitome of a tourist town with about half the stores selling tee-shirts, half the remainder are restaurants (lots of lobster as you [Read more …]

Our Summer Pilgrimage to Red’s Eats: Fighting the Traffic in Wiscasset Maine


For many, Wiscasset Maine is yet another pretty mid-coast town but the main reason many people stop here (including us) is Red’s Eats. Red’s or Bust We like virtually everybody who visits mid-coast Maine, and/or loves lobster rolls, prays at the altar of Red’s Eats on Route 1 in Wiscasset. Red’s is certainly an unlikely [Read more …]

Eating in Mid-Coast Maine: Camden, Rockland, Rockport


updated November 2021 Dining in the Camden, Rockport, Rockland area has become a matter of habit for us. Since the region consists of far more tourist restaurants than it does “real restaurants”, we search for new options each trip, but, at least for dinner, tend to end up at our old favorites. On our 2021 [Read more …]

The Mid-Maine Coast: Camden, Rockland and Rockport

Canden Harbor

Although the Mid-Maine coast encompassed more than Camden, Rockland and Rockport, they are very close to each other and one of our favorite areas. Partly because they are charming towns in and of themselves (with the best restaurants and galleries east of Portland). Each has its own beauty, personality and offer lots of activities. Camden [Read more …]

Freeport Maine: The Town that Bean Built


L.L. Bean To us, Freeport Maine = LL Bean. The retailer built its first and largest store on Freeport’s Main Street over a century again. Since then, it has drawn those who like LL Bean’s products from all over. Shopping at the mothership for its vast range of outdoor clothing and other items is a [Read more …]