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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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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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New Preston | Connecticut

When I was a little girl (remember I’m the one with the ideal childhood in an intact family in central Connecticut.) I used to go to Lake Waramaug.  I still remember the route we took. (I also remember the route my parents took as they drove to Millerton, New York every other Thanksgiving, where we Read More…

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Great Barrington | Massachusetts

It’s not very far to Great Barrington, as most of you know.  In the hot summer, I much prefer to go north for the appearance of possible coolness.  Great Barrington wasn’t cool temperature wise, but it sure is a “cool” spot these days. Like most people, I have favorite places in the Berkshires, Read More…

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Go Lists | Dutchess County, New York

Recently TripAdvisor (a great website for Travelers) announced that ordinary travelers could and should write about their home town areas, and enter a contest, to tell strangers about their own “home town.”  In other words, make a “Go” List. (Have a look at the site, it’s full of travel information Read More…

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Sanibel Island | Florida

Sanibel – one of Florida’s premier vacation islands – reached by a three-mile causeway from Fort Myers – seems to have survived this year’s hurricane season fairly well. Vestiges of the season and last year’s hurricane Charley can still be seen in various places.  But Sanibel is open, Read More…

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Cape May Wedding | Cape May, New Jersey

Going to Cape May, New Jersey, for an early September wedding would be fun, we thought.  How could we know how much fun, and how attractive, clean and organized this most-southern part of New Jersey would be? And how could we know that we would drive over four hours to get there, and find that a Read More…

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Summer Coasting | Maine

When the weather is hot and sultry, one could do worse than heading for the coast of Maine, and that’s what we did last week. Armed with a couple of invitations from friends, (little do they know that we actually take people up on these offers) we set off on a hot Sunday, with visions of lobster Read More…

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