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...

Boston report

Spent a few days in Boston and, of course, dined around with my foodie friend E. Here are a few nibbles on my recent...

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...

On the road again

Somewhat ironically, I'm starting this Maine travel and more blog with postings on the more. Rain, fog and simply yucky weather:  Not the best...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

A Jackson Hole breakfast

One more reason I love Spring Creek Ranch & Spa, in Jackson, Wyoming. Breakfast at The Granary Restaurant. Plenty of enticing choices (fabulous French...

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...