Category Archives: Road Trips

Food Road Trip; Portland, Maine in Summer

To mark my 58th birthday, Elisa and I hit the road early and set our sights on Portland, Maine. Portland, for a city of its size, has an amazing food scene, and we like food. It seemed like a match … Continue reading

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Boston Tall Ships Commemorate War of 1812 Bicentennial

The Tall Ships are in Boston celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. My wife’s mother is visiting us from Italy, and as a belated Mother’s Day present, we took her to Boston on Saturday, June 30 and went on … Continue reading

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Apple Picking in Northern New England

It’s the time of the year when New England apple orchards put out their ‘pick your own’ signs and New Englanders pack up their families on the weekend and go in search of the ultimate apple picking experience. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Season in New Hampshire

It’s maple syrup season here in New England, and for the past few weeks, sugarhouses have been busy, boiling down maple sap to create maple syrup. You really don’t see sap buckets on the trees like the ones shown in … Continue reading

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Day Trip to the Berkshires: The Clark & Tanglewood

Elisa decided that our Mother’s Day gift to her mother would be to take her on a day trip to the Berkshires, a part of Massachusetts that my mother-in-law, who was visiting from her home in Italy, had never visited.  … Continue reading

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Apple Tasting & Foliage Drive, VT Route 100

With Columbus Day weekend comes peak foliage in northern New England, and this year Elisa and I decided to explore the southern half of Vermont State Route 100. Inspired by the September/October issue of Yankee magazine, which did an article … Continue reading

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Enjoying New England’s Fall Foliage

Autumn is without a doubt northern New England’s best time of the year. The other seasons have their place, although Spring here might better be named ‘mud and bug season,’ but in the Autumn, New England is truly in her … Continue reading

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Canterbury Shaker Village

North of Concord, New Hampshire, just a short detour off of I-93, you’ll find Canterbury Shaker Village. Founded in 1792, just eighteen years after the first Shakers immigrated to America from England, the Shaker village in Canterbuy was one of … Continue reading

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