Travel Advisory: The Mount Washington Valley

Wild, Romantic and Full of Surprises With the exception of a drive I took along the Kancamagus Highway more than 20 years ago, I’d never spent any time in New Hampshire’s White Mountains until this past June. This might be because I don’t ski, or perhaps because I’m more of an ocean person than a… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

A View from the Kitchen – Old World, New Curiosities

“Do you think we’ll see anyone that looks like your nan or your dad in Scotland?”   The question was posed by my wife after visiting cemeteries in her ancestors’ tiny Irish village of Inchigeelagh. We were on the first leg of our summer vacation with friends. Scotland would be next. I thought of Nan… Read More

Scott Plath

The Map and the Compass

I’m sitting in Lowell’s Brew’d Awakening. The music that’s playing is typical of many cafes — an odd mix of pop, rock and the unexpected. After some horrible, Auto-Tune heavy song, John Denver drifts forth from the speakers. What would have sounded corny in my teenage years now sighs like a cosmic sinking into a… Read More

Doug Sparks

Other Great Local Stays

Stonehedge Hotel & Spa If your idea of an ideal summer getaway involves a full-service luxury hotel and a few spa treatments, you need look no further than the Stonehedge Hotel & Spa in Tyngsborough. Located in a secluded glen along the banks of the Merrimack River, the 30-room property offers a variety of accommodations… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost
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