Snow, marbles, and ribs

It just keeps coming down here at Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. For the second time, the forecast was for little more than an couple of...

Apres-ski bliss

Sometimes I'm so spoiled. During my recent ski trip to Whistler, the snow Gods weren't smiling. Hot temps, melting snow and rain meant little...

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...

Mad about Mad River

If the ski and clothing sales, lift ticket deals, and entertainment aren't enough to draw you to the Boston Ski Show this weekend, here's...

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...

Reading across the lines

When entering the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, watch where you step. The historic structure straddles the border between Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby...

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...

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...

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...

Quebec City fave

You know this is the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, right? You know that the city is pulling out all the stops, with a...

Ski for free at Whistler?

Well, not exactly, but the slopeside Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Ski for Free package isn't too shabby, either. On the package, a Fairmont room begins...

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,...

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...

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...

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...