Postcard from Vienna: Gaststrube Pürstner

Where: Gaststrube Pürstner, Vienna, Austria; operated by the Purstner family for three generations. Menu: Traditional, prices from 9-26 Euros (most in the 15-18 E range) Dish:...

London’s Courtauld Gallery is a treasure within a treasure

Works displayed at London's Courtauld Gallery aren't crowded, making it easier to appreciate them. Hilary Nangle photo. I was more than content to admire...

A visit with Nova Scotia folk artist Barry Colpitts

EAST SHIP HARBOR, NOVA SCOTIA—It's easy to find Barry Colpitts's home gallery. Folk art adorns the house, lawn, barn, shed, fence, car, even the...

Great Britain by rail: All aboard for Bath, England, a UNESCO World Heritage site

You're probably expecting the Maine Travel Maven to share her thoughts about Bath, Maine, but this time I'm heading across the pond to...

Great Britain by rail: All aboard for London & the Courtauld Gallery

In late February, I spent the better part of a week exploring Great Britain by train. The last time I took trains through...

Grazing through Quebec: Pere Nature market and cafe is a bon choice

Whenever traveling between Maine and Quebec City, instead of stopping en route for that ubiquitous fast-food cheeseburger, I savor a taste of Quebec at...

What to see and do in Quebec City: My top 10 list, plus where...

Since I live in Maine, I tend to consider Quebec City as my backyard. This 400+ year old walled city is Paris without jetlag,...

A ramble through Quebec’s Eastern Townships: Coaticook

Drive northwest on Route 27, a Maine Scenic Byway, from Sugarloaf, in Carrabassett Valley, and after passing Flagstaff Lake and Chain of Ponds and...

Plan now for inn-to-inn Spring Herb Tour

The Country Inns in the White Mountains' second annual Inn to Inn Spring Herb Tour is slated June 5 and 6, with 13 inns...

San Francisco shortie

A quick report on my whirlwind (flew out Monday, returned Wednesday) trip to San Francisco last week (my first time back in this great...

Northern light nights

I've been negligent in posting over the past few days, primarily due to exhaustion. I'm in Churchill, Manitoba. Not for the polar bears, not...

Speaking of Haiti

The best thing anyone can do right now is donate to one of the established organizations (with stellar reputations) already on the ground and...

Last hours of NFCT online auction

Bidding ends at 9 tonight (Dec. 4) in the Northern Forest Canoe Trail's online auction. Plenty of good deals here: canoes, kayaks, guided fly-fishing...

Share the holiday spirit

As you give thanks and prepare to spread joy this season, consider sending a box of goodies or a donation to Operation Gratitude, which...

Did somebody say, cookies?!

Sure, you can spread holiday cheer, enjoy glad tidings and ring in the New Year, but if you want to do so in a...