After the ride, return to relax at the ranch. ©Hilary Nangle

Arizona’s White Stallion dude ranch delivers all-inclusive fun

I rekindled a childhood love of riding horses, savored warmth and sunshine, and appreciated the one-price-covers-almost-everything rates at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson,...

Elephants at my doorstep: Satao Elerai Lodge, Kenya

I’m sitting on the deck of my tent (an understatement, canvas walls, yes, but also full bed, wood floor, and shower bath) gazing...

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:...

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...

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 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...
Half Moon Cay, a stop on Holland America Line's Bahamas cruises. ©Hilary Nangle

Winter Escape: Cruising the Bahamas aboard HAL’s Nieuw Amsterdam

As much as I love Maine, come December, I'm craving sunshine and warmth. When the opportunity to cruise aboard Holland America Line's 2,106-passenger Nieuw...

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...

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 taste of royalty in the Canadian Rockies

Visiting Banff or Lake Louise? The Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, those two storybook hotels, may be out of your budget...

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...

Cassoulet in Beantown and other South End finds

If you're going to have cassoulet in Boston, head to Hammersley's Bistro. My foodie friend E and her friend R took me there Friday...

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...

Say it with chocolate

I...am...a...chocoholic. There, I said it. I've been known to crave dark (only dark, and the darker the better) chocolate at 8 a.m., so you know...

No wings necessary to see Paul McCartney

Because, baby you can drive your car aboard the CAT high-speed ferry, then on to Halifax, where McCartney is headlining an outdoor concert on...