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By Everett Potter We’re now in high season for travel to Europe, which means that many Americans will be traveling on Europe’s extensive rail network, many of them for the first time. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a Eurail Pass before going, but is that the most cost effective

HouseBeer

By Larry Olmsted While I certainly enjoy the occasional beer, I drink a lot less of it than wine and spirits, and I’m not a serious craft beer guy. I appreciate the process and the passion, I seek out local beer when I travel, and I have been to too

By David McKay Wilson When we hit Exit 0 on the Garden State Parkway in August, it will mark the 15th year we’ve return to Cape May, that seaside community at the state’s southern tip that caters to families, provides top-notch vacation homes for rent near the sprawling beach, and

Known as much for skiing as sunbathing, summer in New England is short and sweet, so locals and visitors alike make the most of it, flooding beaches and coastal resort destinations from Connecticut to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard to the Maine Coast, and the lakes and mountains of the unspoiled inland

Dawn kayaking.

Text and Photos by Julie Snyder Since leavingWisconsin after college, I’ve lived in big cities and small towns, on the East Coast, West Coast and in between. My life’s landscapes have featured mountains, high desert, rivers and oceans. Yet no geography speaks to my soul more than the lakes and

The view from the kitchen window. Photo by Gayle Potter. By Everett Potter I’ve spent the past few weeks lakeside in western Maine, in a cabin — or “camp” in Maine-speak — that dates back to the 1940’s or earlier, slowing down and trying to remove myself  — if only

  By Catherine Streeter There’s a lot to be said for visiting Los Angeles in the winter.  For those of us living in such seasonally unpleasant places as Toronto or New York, it’s an escape to sunshine.  You won’t exactly find yourself sporting a bikini in January, but it’s a

The view from the Island Inn on Monhegan towards Manana Island. Everett Potter It had been 10 years since I last set foot on Monhegan Island, so on a sunny morning last summer, with my  wife, daughter and niece in tow, we took the ferry from Boothbay Harbor on the

West Point Lighhouse, Prince Edward Island

A bedroom at Wing’s Neck Lighthouse on Cape Cod. By Everett Potter If a seaside getaway is what you’re looking for this summer, there’s a lot to be said for staying in a remote lighthouse. A lighthouse is romantic and exotic, and when you check in, you’re pretty much guaranteed