By Patrick Cooke It was a dark and stormy night (hey, it really was!) when I rolled up to the North Gate of Primland, the immense luxury sporting resort high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Virginia bordering North Carolina. I had taken a wrong turn in heavy
By Everett Potter When we start to travel again, it seems reasonable to expect that more people will consider a glamping vacation. Glamping refers to a permanent or semi-permanent structure located in distinctly beautiful and desirable locations in nature – think forest, desert, seaside, and other remote locations. Some glamping
By Everett Potter The idea behind a new vacation concept called Getaway is that we could all use a break from our overstressed, overworked and over-connected lives. “It started with me being burned out at 25 after a couple of start-ups,” says Jon Staff, CEO and Co-Founder of Getaway.
By Everett Potter Castine is one of my favorite towns on the Maine coast. It’s a stage set of white clapboard Greek Revival houses from the turn of the 19th century, thriving perennial gardens and a mere handful of shops and restaurants. It seems (and has always seemed) just a little
By Everett Potter That crispness in the air is a sure sign it’s time for the annual pageant of vivid reds, oranges, and yellows that inspires leaf-peepers to explore the towns and byways of New England, the Midwest, the Northwest and beyond. But what makes a fall foliage pilgrimage truly
By William Triplett Don’t know about you, but when it comes to a quick getaway this time of year, the mountains hold a special place for me – particularly when my wife and I can survey them in the chilly late winter from the comfort of a cozy cabin or
The view from the Island Inn on Monhegan towards Manana Island. Credit the Island Inn. 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
The Chelsea Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ. By Shari Hartford The Boardwalk in Atlantic City is not exactly a winter wonderland. On a good day it's peppered with hearty folks out for some sea air intermingling with street-wise locals looking to make a few bucks. But when the winds