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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Feeling sheepish

Okay, truth be told, I probably took at least 100 photos of sheep; they're so darned cute. This one's one of my favorites. I...

Camden Harbour Inn culinary tour of Thailand

I wanna go, I wanna go! The Camden Harbor Inn is launching a series of luxury culinary tours with  Thailand in January 2008. The 14-day...

Ooh-la-la perfection in the Eastern Townships

This is my first destination trip to the Eastern Townships, but it certainly won't be my last. After fewer than 12 hours here, I'm...

In the zone

You know how  I raved about Balnea, the Nordic-style spa in the Quebec's Eastern Townships, well here's another. The Zonespa, in St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, near Mt....

Spa bliss

Balnea. Go. That's all you need to know (yes, the web site is in French, but an English translation is promised soon). This Nordic...

Get the Christmas spirit

Economy got you in the dumps? Gray November just not motivating you? Need a little kick to get in the holiday mood? Sunday's Boston...

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...

Whistler whirlwind tour

Within a mere 54 hours, or two and a quarter days, I traveled from Vancouver to Whistler, B.C., round trip aboard the Whistler Mountaineer...