The Herb Brooks Hockey Arena is where Mike Eruzione scored the winning goal against the Soviet Union team in 1980, which put the Americans on the path to win the gold medal for Team USA.

Celebrate the Winter Olympics with a visit to Lake Placid

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - In the villages, lakes, and mountains of Milan, Cortina d'Ampezzo, and other local cities and towns,...
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...
The weathered-looking red fishing shack in Rockport known as “Motif No. 1” has captured the imagination of countless artists. Photo/Richard Correale

There’s more to Rockport than its most famous building

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By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer ROCKPORT - Artists paint it. Photographers shoot a picture. Everyone else just enjoys a look at it. It’s “Motif No. 1,”...

Tyrol is a fairytale setting come to life

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If mention of Austria conjures up images of tiny villages of flower-bedecked chalets, cows and sheep grazing on hillsides so steep you wonder how they can stand, and people who cling proudly to their colorful traditions, you’re probably picturing the Tyrol.
A Normandy Farms glamping tent beckons to adventurous guests. Photo/Submitted

‘Glamping’ brings a new dimension to camping experience

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Camping in Massachusetts is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience. At one end of the spectrum, back-to-nature purists pitch...

Caribbean island Nevis: Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton

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The islands are two miles and a 45-minute ferry boat ride apart. From the air, one resembles a ball and the other a chubby baseball bat. They share their history and a common government.  Yet Nevis (pronounced Nee-vis) and St. Kitts each has its own distinct personality.  

Nepal, a postcard setting come to life

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The setting resembled a stunning picture postcard come to life. Soaring, snow-capped mountains provided a backdrop for green-clad terraces carved out of steep hillsides. In fields below, men and women wearing a rainbow of colorful clothing bent low to pick golden shoots and tie them into huge bundles, which they carried to a rickety wooden wagon pulled by a pair of water buffalo.

Uganda offers a different kind of life

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Enjoying a hot shower, buying meat at a market or strolling through a village may seem like commonplace occurrences. But in the African country of Uganda, these experiences are likely to be unlike life as you’re used to living it.

Myrtle Beach is more than just golf

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Myrtle also has history-rich towns, reminders of southern plantation life and intriguing cultural tidbits.

Genealogy tourism is a fast-growing trend

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Planning a visit to Poland, where his ancestors had lived, Bernard Janicki went online and tracked down the parish priest in the village where his mother had been born. When he arrived in that small town, the pastor helped him examine church records dating back to the early 20th century.