Author Archives: Betsy Shequine

Brunswick | Maine

Maine at the end of winter is not everyone’s dish of tea, but I beg you all to reconsider. Actually, it’s an excellent choice.  Not many tourists, open highways, calm scenery, and muted winter landscapes, in addition, of course, to the chance to see some old friends. – and maybe read a book Read More…

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Oaxaca | Mexico

Oaxaca is hard to pronounce, but easy to take.  (It’s Wah-Ha-Kah, by the way.) We spent ten days at Christmas there; it was a lovely mixture of holiday fiestas, ancient ruins, delicious food and gentle people. We arrived late, as you will remember if you read the last column, but just in time Read More…

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The Realities of Travel | Mexico

Here in this column, I am usually very positive about all the places to which I am lucky enough to travel. I try to be honest about what I see, and to give you a fair opinion of the diverse places I get to go to. Therefore, I think I should tell you about the realities of travel and how really bad travel, Read More…

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Polish Countryside | Poland

I wouldn’t necessarily want to be in Poland during the winter, but I certainly enjoyed being there in the fall. Krakow and Warsaw were the main destinations, but I really wanted to see more of the countryside. When we had a choice of out-of-town day trips, we quickly decided NOT to go to the Salt Read More…

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Krakow | Poland

Many people go to places like Munich for the Christmas Bazaars, and probably for the whole Christmas ambience.   If I had no other plans for Christmas, I would go to Krakow.  I can just see the Old Town Square lit up for the holiday, and I’m sure the churches have lots going on.  The population Read More…

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Prince Edward Island | Prince Edward Island, Canada

Our real destination on this recent Canada trip was Prince Edward Island, a place that had always seemed so far away from home. Yet, we had family that had come from there, so we’d always wanted to see this“ gentle isle.” Well, it was very far away. I didn’t add up the miles, but what I Read More…

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Unsung Province | New Brunswick, Canada

Who ever goes to the Canadian province of New Brunswick? Who even knows where it is? Yes, I know, somewhere around Nova Scotia. Or Maine? Driving North to Prince Edward Island with some friends at the end of August, we had to traverse New Brunswick. We didn’t give it much more thought than that, Read More…

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Another Manhattan | New York City

I guess you never get enough of the Big Apple. And the choices of activities are endless and ever changing. It’s like the old adage: “you never step in the same river twice” (vamping on Aki Busch and Herodotus themes). The theme of this column could be: “How To Go to Europe in two days in Read More…

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On The Way Home | St. Andrew’s By The Sea, Canada

We headed back to Maine from Prince Edward Island, thinking about trying to get over to Grand Manan Island for a night, on the way. When the ferry schedules made that impossible, we decided to stop to see FDR’s summer place at Campobello Island, and spend a night in St. Andrew’s By The Sea. What Read More…

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Connecticut Casinos | Connecticut

Well, here’s a day trip I never expected to take. There are two casinos in my beloved Connecticut countryside, way over in the Southeastern quadrant, near Rhode Island. One is called The Mohegan Sun, and the other is called Foxwoods. In a weak moment I agreed to accompany my husband to check these Read More…

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