summer vacation

Bike trails on Nantucket branch off in every direction, like the spokes on a wheel. My favorite ride, especially in the spring, is the 6-mile jaunt from town to Madaket Beach. Head out on Cliff Road. You’ll quickly meet up with the Cliff Trail as you pass the rolling meadows

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 David McKay Wilson On our last morning in Cape May, I awoke to the smell of bacon wafting from the kitchen of our seven-bedroom vacation home, a block from the Atlantic Ocean.  Our family had gathered for our annual vacation at the New Jersey shore, and as we prepared