North America

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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Williamstown | Williamstown, Mass

Once again the New York Times and I have the same idea. Only this time, they scooped me. That is, if you think an article in the Friday Real Estate section counts. We had already had one of our many yearly trips to Williamstown by the time the NYT article appeared, but I hadn’t written about it. In Read More…

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St. Martin, At Last | St. Martin

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and you really need one these days in air travel. Another wonderful saying is that old bromide about danger and opportunity being the same word in Chinese. At the end of last month’s fiasco story, we were back home after a failed attempt to fly to St. Martin Read More…

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Escaping JFK | New York City

Sometimes a reality check about the joys of travel is in order.  This is it. We became the victims of our own desire to escape the chills and blasts of winter by planning a week in St. Martin, in the Netherlands Antilles. We hoped and prayed that the blizzard-like snows of Friday March 16 would Read More…

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California Sojourn | California

I’ve heard a lot about the California highway system.  Some people think that ALL of California is an eight to twelve lane freeway.  We checked that out a couple of weeks ago, traveling several hundred miles of those superhighways, every bit of which was entertaining. We entered California on Read More…

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New York City | a Great Weekend Destination

We recently did a reverse “commute” to spend a few days in the big city.  We’ve lived in the country for so long that it’s a real treat to be in the Big Apple with time to spare.  I found it especially fun to spend these days in the Greenwich Village area, which is filled with all sorts of Read More…

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