summer

By Everett Potter A stay in a classic seaside vacation cottage has long been part of a summer trip to Maine. Now there’s a revamped version of those old time cottage colonies called Salt Cottages that dispenses with knotty pine and dark interiors and instead brings a high design and a

By Catherine Sabino As pandemic restrictions ease across Europe, major celebrations, new events and old favorites are turning up on calendars for 2022. Here’s a sampling of the dozens of happenings scheduled to take place on the continent from March through December. DENMARK Copenhagen In Denmark the days are long

New gear for summer travels from Oru Kayak, Kodiak, Bajio, Clothing Arts and Jack Wolfskin. By Everett Potter   Oru Inlet Kayak About six years ago, at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Gorman Chairback Lodge in Maine, I watched two women carry what appeared to be a large white plastic suitcase

  Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren No visit to Martha’s Vineyard is complete without a stroll through the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association community in the heart of Oak Bluffs.         The 34-acre National Historic Landmark traces its roots to an 1835 Methodist revival camp meeting of

Photos by Colleen Duffley                         Colleen Duffley has been shooting people, places, and things around the globe for 25 years.  She’s worked for national and international magazines, as well as on commercials and ad campaigns. Her images have appeared

By Alexander Lobrano As a Paris-based food and travel writer, traveling has been the axis of my life for the last thirty years. This year, though, I have not been in an airplane since I returned from a trip to Florida in January. Then I was quarantined in my apartment

  By Everett Potter A case can be made that Monhegan Island is the most romantic spot on the rocky coast of Maine. Shaped like a whale, this tidy little island of granite and evergreens lies 12 miles off the coast. It has stony beaches and dramatic 160-foot cliffs, where

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 Thinking about heading to Chicago this summer?  I teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you five great reasons to go. CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL Set right on Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic structure that dates from 1893.

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman My family and I landed on an easy weekend travel formula: Book in at a resort hotel during a New England summer festival and enjoy a fun escape for all ages. Last summer we tried two such hotel/festival combos, one by the sea in