Great skiing, close by, Pats Peak greets the 2018 ski season.

Pats Peak, in Henniker, New Hampshire, is open and ready for the rest of the winter. Tuesday I, and family members, decided to brave the record cold and test their preparedness. They are ready! The record cold made the day even better for us. When we arrived the parking lot was so empty that we…

An early Okemo Getaway

Okemo mountain Ski Resort has been up and running since December 8 and expects to have very close to full mountain operations this weekend. A pre Christmas getaway might be a good way to help brighten the holiday season, especially for skiers. Thanks to elevation and a superb snow making system and staff Okemo was…

Ski Season blossoming in the Mt Washington Valley

Our friends in the Mount Washington Valley have brought together all of the information needed to let us know which of the ski resorts there are open and when the others expect to be opening. That big storm that just went through the mid-west is now passing through that area bringing more snow in addition…

Try a Boston Tea Party in December for a change of pace

Boston is celebrating a Tea Party that took place almost a quarter of a millennium ago and this party could offer a nice break from other December celebrations. On the evening of December 16th the Old South Church and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will stage a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party,…

Getaways – Oktoberfest in November in Henniker

The fall is always a good time for an Oktoberfest, the new brew is ready, the harvest is done and the sausages fresh. Originally started as the celebrations for the marriage of a Bavarian Prince, the original event in Munich is now a happy celebration of food, beer and gemütlichkeit which roughly translates to a…

Winter Getaways – Learn to ski at Pats Peak

Late next month, or certainly by the time Christmas rolls around we, in New England, will be in the midst of ski season and if you have school age family members who would like to learn the sport, this is the time to do it. Just up Route 9 in Henniker, Pats Peak is a…

Honoring Heroes – A quick getaway in Keene

All day Tuesday (9/26) until 5 PM and Wednesday (9/27) 9AM to 12 noon, the Dillant Hopkins Airport in Keene, N.H., celebrates the air heroes of World War Two with a special air show of World War Two aircraft. Four aircraft from the days of the Second World War are at the airport and are…

Where to stay and eat in Bar Harbor, Maine

One of the first decisions in planning a trip is deciding where to stay. That can be much easier when you have a reliable source of information, and in Maine we rely on Inns Along the Coast . having stayed at a number of the member inns we know we can count on the quality,…

Weekend by the Sea at Emerson Inn -Rockport MA

Cape Ann, a bit northeast of Boston at the end of Route 128, is an area long favored by artists and its focal point is Rockport, where we headed recently for a quiet weekend by the sea. We chose to stay in an historic hotel named for a famous former guest and notable for its…

Living the fast Life in Atlanta, Georgia

  I was recently offered a chance to take the inaugural flight of Jet Blue from Boston to Atlanta and, not having been there for years, I decided to go and see how the city has changed. One of those big changes has been the addition of the Porsche North American Headquarters and its state-of-the-art…

Best Getaways – A mountain getaway weekend in Eaton

For several years we’ve chosen the Snowvillage Inn as our base for ski trips to the White Mountains.  In a part of the town of Eaton called Snowvillage, it’s run by Kevin and Jen, an engaging couple that quickly make guests feel like this is a second home. Snowvillage Inn sits on a mountainside with…