Portsmouth New Hampshire

The Hill

Portsmouth New Hampshire is a 20,000-person city on New Hampshire’s coast. It was founded in 1630, seven years after the first settlers bypassed the site in favor of one that was two miles to the east. Initially, Portsmouth was a fishing and farming community. It soon capitalized on its abundant timber to become a shipbuilding [Read more …]

The Resort at Mount Washington: An Almost Perfect Night in New Hampshire’s White Mountains


  We were faced with a tough choice. I had to schedule a late-June business trip to Boston. We planned a great trip around it: A couple days in Boston (Tom in meetings; Joyce playing), a week in Maine and ending at a friend’s annual 4th of July dinner party on a roof deck [Read more …]

Gorging in Gorham, New Hampshire

We were looking to spend a night someplace on the way between our stay in the White Mountains and our next destination of Camden/Rockland/Rockport, Maine. We weren’t hoping for much; a clean, comfortable, quiet places to stay and a basic edible meal would have fulfilled our expectations. We almost got what we hoped for in [Read more …]