Discoveries

By Sandy MacDonald Don’t tell anyone, but Nantucket was just awful this past summer. No, wait – do get the word out, because thanks to an invasion of “influencers” and their sheeplike influencees, the place was mobbed. Mile-long traffic jams became the norm – and the crescent-shaped island is only

By Everett Potter There are classic Maine resorts, and then there’s Quisisana Resort, which describes itself as an “all-inclusive musical theatre resort on Kezar Lake, Maine.” That’s true, but this nutshell description doesn’t begin to do justice to the beauty, the serene mood, the spectacular surroundings, and the doting staff

by Deborah Loeb Bohren It had been slightly more than two years since my last international adventure when I boarded the plane to Italy last month. I felt like a novice traveler again, a bit unsure between ever-changing pandemic rules and wondering if I remembered to pack everything. Luckily traveling

By Brian E. Clark On a recent balmy summer night in downtown Madison, WI, my girlfriend and I watched the sun sink into Lake Mendota from the deck of the Edgewater Hotel (theedgewater.com). The glowing red orb silhouetted a sailboat just offshore of the casually elegant hostelry’s pier before it disappeared behind

By Everett Potter Every summer brings a parade of traffic along Route 1 in Maine as travelers press onwards to the goal of so many coastal vacations, Acadia National Park. The park is spectacular, but the Bar Harbor area can also become very crowded in the summer’s heat. Few visitors

By Ann Abel It seems that just about everyone was in Mauritius at some point—Arabians in the 10th century, followed by the Malays and then the Portuguese, who named it Ilha do Cerne (“Island of the Swan”) but didn’t stick around. The Dutch colonized it, until that failed and the

By Brian E. Clark When the backcountry hut known as Francie’s Cabin opened 28 years ago in the Crystal Lakes Basin three miles south of Breckenridge, Colorado, its backers weren’t sure how many people would use it. Now, 75,000 overnights later, the 20-person hut named in honor of Frances Lockwood Bailey is

By Mary Anne Evans  I’ve been visiting Tenerife for the last 15 years and each time I find something new to discover on this surprisingly diverse island. Tenerife may be just 86 kms long and 56 kms wide (smaller than little Rhode island) but it packs a real punch. So

By Beverly Stephen Show me oaks dripping with Spanish moss and I’m there. Add a dollop of Southern hospitality, cobblestone streets, and a hint of haunted houses and I’m buying a plane ticket. Savannah was calling. But nothing prepared me for the charm of its unique squares. Savannah has 22

By Bart Beeson “A summer vacation is not a luxury, a matter for economy. It is an insurance policy against a breakdown next winter or in the near future.” So wrote Edward Hoyt, the owner of Madison, New Hampshire’s Purity Spring Resort, in the early 1900s. Originally running a spring