12/21/05 - A World of Holiday Marvels
The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut has always impressed visitors with its larger-than-life displays. For the 2005 holiday season, Mohegan Sun hired The Becker Group to create an amazing collection of over-the-top decorations.
12/07/05 - An Old-Fashioned Recipe for Bread Pudding
Becky Barrett of The Wallingford Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut shares this recipe for an old-fashioned favorite.
11/29/05 - 5 Tips for Victorian Christmas Decorating
Cheryl Michaelsen, owner of Maine's Berry Manor Inn, has spent considerable time researching Victorian Christmas decorations and traditions. If you would like to add a touch of Victorian elegance to your own Christmas decorating this year, Michaelsen offers these five decoration suggestions.
11/23/05 - The Best New England Calendars for 2006
If you can't get away to New England as often as you'd like, scenic calendars can transport you throughout the year to some of New England's best-loved spots.
11/16/05 - Giving Thanks
"Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie" by Plimoth Plantation food historian Kathleen Curtin and "Food History News" publisher Sandra L. Oliver is not only the definitive Thanksgiving cookbook, it is a detailed and fascinating account of the origins and meaning of the quintessential American holiday.
11/9/05 - A Travel Writer's On-the-Road Travel Essentials
Ever wonder what travel gear a travel writer takes on the road? Here are some of the essential things that go with me on every trip.
11/2/05 - Dreaming of a White Christmas?
Here are the 10 places where you're most likely to celebrate a White Christmas in New England.
10/19/05 - Hamptons North: A Rhinebeck, New York, Hotel Guide
Rhinebeck, located in New York State's Hudson Valley region, is sometimes referred to as "Hamptons North" because, like the Hamptons on Long Island, it is a popular weekend destination for Manhattanites of means. Here are some of the hotel choices available in and near Rhinebeck, including America's oldest continuously operated hotel, the historic Beekman Arms.
9/28/05 - VIDEO: A Peek Inside Doris Duke's Closet
I'll take you on a video tour of "From Jet Set to Jeans," a special exhibit of glamorous fashions worn by stylish socialite Doris Duke from the late 1920s through the latter part of the 20th century.
9/7/05 - America's Oldest Street
With its six stone homes built before 1720, Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York, has the distinction of being America's oldest street.
8/24/05 - E-I-E-I-Oh! What a Breakfast!
At The Farmer's Diner in Vermont, every menu item is made from ingredients produced by local farms.
8/10/05 - The Best Places to Get Free Driving Directions Online
Which online driving directions tools are the best and most accurate? Here are my picks.
7/27/05 - 10 New England Bed & Breakfast Inns with Rooms Under $100
With their romantic four-poster beds, cozy comforters, and soothing whirlpool tubs, bed & breakfast rooms in New England often don't come cheap. If your travel budget is tight, though, here are 10 inns in New England that offer affordable rooms priced under $100 including breakfast.
7/20/05 - Go West for Maine's Best Fall Leaf Peeping
Bethel, Maine, makes a great fall foliage home base for travelers seeking to experience all of the wonders of autumn in northern New England.
7/13/05 - Fall Weekend Events 2005
If you're trying to decide when to plan your fall foliage trip or if you're looking for a reason to visit New England in addition to pretty leaves, here is a weekend-by-weekend round-up of festivals, fairs, harvest celebrations and other fun events--updated for 2005!
7/6/05 - Howe Caverns: A Photo Tour
Howe Caverns is one of the Northeast's most fascinating and enduring natural attractions.
6/15/05 - The Best Place to Buy Live Maine Lobster
I'll tell you about my favorite place to buy live Maine lobster. It's also a great source for ordering live lobsters online--cheap!
6/1/05 - A Heavenly Place for Dogs and Their People
If you own a dog or have ever loved a dog, put Stephen Huneck's Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, at the top of your list of places to visit in New England.
5/25/05 - A Peek Inside Doris Duke's Closet
Here's a preview of "From Jet Set to Jeans," a special exhibit in Newport, Rhode Island, of glamorous fashions worn by stylish socialite Doris Duke from the late 1920s through the latter part of the 20th century.
5/11/05 - One Drive, Five Covered Bridges
If you want to see covered bridges during your visit to New England, you can't beat Vermont's Bennington County for its dense concentration of picturesque covered bridges.
4/27/05 - Discover Kaaterskill Falls
A hike to Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskill Mountains of New York State makes for a great day trip.
4/20/05 - New England Summer Festivals A-Z
The variety of festivals in the region is mind-boggling, and for the eighth year, I'm happy to bring you my updated A to Z guide to New England's diverse festival offerings for the 2005 summer season.
4/20/05 - The Ultimate Family Escape on The Cape
Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod is one of New England's largest resorts, a 400-acre property with a 700-foot private beach on Cape Cod Bay that provides luxury, country club-style family getaways.
3/30/05 - Mystic Seaport: A Virtual Photo Tour
Connecticut's Mystic Seaport is a living history museum that preserves and celebrates America's 19th-century seafaring heritage.
3/23/05 - Tanglewood 2005
Ah, Tanglewood.... There's no better place in all of New England to spread out a picnic blanket, feast on gourmet goodies and listen to live music as the sun sets and the stars unveil themselves. Here is your complete guide to Tanglewood 2005.
3/23/05 - Tour Boston with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
Visiting Boston? Aerosmith lead singer and Massachusetts native Steven Tyler is at your call to show you around town. At your cell phone call, that is.
3/16/05 - Got Kids? Your Days of Staying at Charming New England Inns Aren't Over
The Wildflower Inn in Vermont is charming, cozy and family-friendly in every way.
3/09/05 - Coping with Cancer? Reserve Your Free Vermont Getaway
Cancer patients, survivors and their families are invited to reserve their free hotel rooms for the fifth Weekend of Hope in Stowe, Vermont.
3/02/05 - Quick Tip: Use Fast Lane (or E-ZPass) in Maine
On February 1, 2005, toll booths along the Maine Turnpike were equipped to accept electronic payment via Fast Lane or E-ZPass transponders.
2/16/05 - Spring Arrives Early in Boston
Each spring, Boston hosts the region's largest indoor flower show and the third largest show of its kind in the world--the New England Spring Flower Show.
2/16/05 - St. Patrick's Day in Boston
If you can't get to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, Boston may be your next best bet! Here's your 2005 guide to St. Patrick's Day events in Boston.
2/09/05 - Top New England Events 2005
The American Bus Association has named 10 New England and New York State events to its annual list of North America's Top 100 Events.
2/02/05 - Salem's Newest Hotel Is a Great Place to Stay for a Spell
Whether you're headed to Salem, Massachusetts, for Halloween fun, witch lore or maritime and literary history, the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites--the first hotel to open in Salem in nearly 80 years--is ideally situated in the heart of the seaside city.
1/26/05 - New England Patriots Are Super Bowl Bound!
New England's NFL team is on the way to its third Super Bowl in four years. Here's a guide for Patriots fans and non-fans to cheering for New England's team and hosting a New England-themed Super Bowl party.
1/12/05 - Pie Recipes from New England
Celebrate National Pie Day January 23 by baking one of these delicious New England pies for breakfast, a meal or dessert.
1/05/05 - Don't Hibernate! Head to Roger Williams Park Zoo
When cabin fever sets in, don't hibernate. Head to the zoo!
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