New Hampshire

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

By Everett Potter Three new hotels are on the verge of opening just in time for what’s expected to be a very busy summer season in the Northeast. Located in New Hampshire, Cape Cod and the Catskills, some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the region, the properties are

By Everett Potter The town of Jackson, New Hampshire has the bucolic look of a 19th century town that seems to have been the model for a Currier & Ives print. The visual inventory includes two covered bridges, surrounding snow-capped hills and mountains, and a handful of charming country inns

By Bart Beeson Peering over the edge of White Horse Ledge in North Conway, New Hampshire, I had to fight the urge to grab on to a nearby tree. The smooth granite rocks slope away and then drop off precipitously, leaving the impression that you could just slide right off

By Everett Potter There was a time when the grand hotels of New Hampshire’s White Mountains beckoned the well-to-do for stays that lasted an entire summer season. Those days may be long gone but three hotels – one of them a survivor and another a reincarnated 21st century version of

By Everett Potter In this very challenging summer for travel, road trips have emerged as arguably the safest way to go. So it’s little wonder that New England, with its charming 18th and 19th century villages, as well as its dramatic seascapes, forests and mountains, remains a favorite destination. But

By Bart Beeson On a snowy January morning I set out to meet with a group of folks on a guided snowshoe tour hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, just off the famous Kancamagus highway. Six of us arrived at a freshly plowed trailhead and met our two guides, who

By Everett Potter On a recent winter morning, in this Presidential year, I had the pleasure of waking up to a dramatic view of snow-covered Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison and Mt. Washington, the latter the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet. On this particular New Hampshire morning, it

By Larry Olmsted I write on culinary topics for many prominent publications, and had a New York Times Bestsellingfood book come out last year, so eating out is always on my mind. As 2017 winds down, it is time for an annual reflection on my standout restaurant meals from the past

I spent a recent weekend in the White Mountains with family and friends, finally bagging Mount Chocorua. Standing 3,478-feet high, it doesn’t make the 4,000-foot club and therefore many avid climbers blow it off. They shouldn’t. This is a classic New England climb with an exquisite panorama of the southern