On the road, again

First, apologies for the long period without postings. I've been in Arizona attending a conference, and I'm now traveling with family through northeastern Arizona....

Random pairings

Thanks to the tanking dollar against the rising pound and Euro, accents are plentiful on New England's slopes, from the Eastern Europeans manning the...

Soak without getting soaked

BANFF, Alberta, Canada–With good reason, the Willow Stream Spa at the castle-like Fairmont Banff Springs hotel gets most of the ink when it comes...

Shear entertainment

James McHenry shears a sheep the old fashioned way, with scissor-like shears, at Dieskirt Farm, Glenarif, Northern Ireland.

Wild about Spring Creek, Wyoming

Just a few quick thoughts--I'll post more later. I'm currently at Spring Creek Ranch, in Jackson, Wyo., a small resort of rooms, condominiums and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

A giant mistake

I think my dad summed up the Giant’s Causeway quite accurately: “I’ve wanted to see this for years, and this is it?” Over touristed, over-priced...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...