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...

The List: Whistler’s Top 10 Must-Do Activities

Planning a trip to this western Canadian Alpine resort? Check out these activities. Only three require you to be on skis or a snowboard,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sky high at Whistler

Spent the better part of today shusshing through about a foot of fresh powder on Blackcomb Mountain, in Whistler, B.C., Canada. Although the base...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Border patrol

The logistics aren't easy, but the rewards are rich for the second annual Two Countries, One Bay, Art Studio Tour, Sept. 20-21. More than...