The Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport, R.I. is a unique place to stay for the adventurous traveler.

A coastal gem awaits visitors to Newport, Rhode Island

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer NEWPORT, R.I. - Sweeping, ornate lawns cut by graceful driveways leading to architecturally impressive porticos attached to massive mansions. Welcome...
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 25-mile paved bike and accessible walking path that runs from South Dennis to Wellfleet. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Enjoy hiking trails in Massachusetts for every fitness level

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Walking, one of the easiest and best exercises for every age and ability, is the perfect way to...
“I want the public to see the importance of this amazing animal and the fact that they are not a threat to humans,” says Zee Soffron, facility director of Wolf Hollow wolf sanctuary in Ipswich. Photo/Ellora Sen-Gupta - courtesy of Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow offers public opportunity to observe and learn about wolves

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  IPSWICH - There’s something captivating and mysterious about wolves. Although long maligned in the public imagination due to unfair portrayals...
Massachusetts offers an extensive snowmobile trail system, mostly on state land, for winter fun when the snow flies.

Massachusetts snowmobile trail system stretches across the state

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Sunkissed snowflakes sparkle like winter diamonds across a wide field of fresh white powder. As you cut the...
Waterville Valley has plenty of winter activities for non-skiers, including snowshoeing. Photo/Submitted

Waterville Valley is a multi-generation destination with more than just skiing

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer Waterville Valley has plenty of winter activities for non-skiers, including snowshoeing.Photo/Submitted WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH - Unplug, connect with family, and...
A statue of Thoreau and a replica of the single-room cabin that he built during his stay at Walden Pond is situated near the visitors center.

Thoreau’s retreat at Walden Pond in Concord continues to attract throngs of admirers

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By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  CONCORD - Author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau intentionally lived alone in a modest cabin in the woods at Walden...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a charming waterfront destination only about an hour from the Boston area. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a charming waterfront destination

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Hampshire's mighty port city is filled with charming local shops, historic homes, delicious eateries, and beautiful...
Grendel’s Den, founded in 1971, is modeled after the everyday European restaurants that its founders enjoyed during their many trips there. Photo/Submitted

After more than 50 years, Grendel’s Den in Cambridge is still going strong

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By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer Grendel’s Den, founded in 1971, is modeled after the everyday European restaurants that its founders enjoyed during their many...
The Breakers Morning Room is a study in shine and reflection. Photo/Courtesy of Newport Mansions

Visit the Newport mansions decorated for the Christmas season

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer The Breakers Morning Room is a study in shine and reflection.Photo/Courtesy of Newport Mansions NEWPORT, R.I. - Gaze in wonder...
The AMC’s Highland Center in Lincoln, New Hampshire is a year-round destination but provides an ideal location for winter activities in the White Mountains.

Enjoy winter with the Appalachian Mountain Club

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Before the first dusting of snow covers the gardens of Central Massachusetts, the White Mountains of New Hampshire...