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...

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...

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 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...

View from Goulding’s, Monument Valley

Talk about a fab view! Gouldings Trading Post is a historic property in Monument Valley, Utah. Not only is there a motel with divine views,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York, New York…

...it's a wonderful town. Sorry for the silence, but I've been in the Big Apple attending a couple of  conferences. In between, I managed to...

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....