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

Get Away Close to Home

Although I love traveling and visiting new places, I’m not really a fan of doing so during the summer months. Airfare is often much more expensive during July and August than at other times of year, and many places worth visiting are virtually bursting with tourists in the summer.  Now that my daughter, Madelaine, is… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Discovering Montreal

Just North of the U.S. Border Lies One of the World’s Most Magical Cities From the soaring Gothic Revival towers of the Notre-Dame Basilica to the cutting-edge infrastructure built for the 1967 World’s Fair and 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal’s Old World charm and uniquely North American eye for innovation and progress combine to create a city… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost
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