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We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
| June 18, 2010
My husband and I have a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old daughter; two years ago we all went on a vacation with my mother-in-law ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| June 11, 2010
Review: The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D
There’s nothing more envy-inducing during a Boston winter night than watching a pack of surfers hit the pristine beaches of Tahiti. But beyond the warmth and beauty of the island, this film fails to deliver a cohesive message.
Big waves, little ripples
| February 19, 2010
Nature is mysterious and mystical in "And the fair Moon rejoices" (at the BCA's Mills Gallery through August 16), as foreign as the wilds of New England probably seemed to its first English settlers. And maybe there are witches about.
New visions at the BCA and the ICA
| August 07, 2009
Branding our ourdoor tourism
Eventually, the folks at Maine Huts and Trails, a non-profit that operates in western Maine, hope to establish a 180-mile trail system between the Mahoosuc Range and Moosehead Lake.
Love letters to Maine
| March 04, 2009
Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
| November 18, 2008
Is RI making the most from its tourism appeal?
If you were going to promote Rhode Island's plate of idiosyncratic attractions to potential visitors in other states, what would be the best way to do it?
Critics call a variety of agencies a wasteful approach in this small state
| July 23, 2008
Plum Creek plans to cut down 200-year-old trees
You would think the Plum Creek Timber Company would be doing all it could to avoid negative publicity right now.
North Woods logging
| May 28, 2008
The other side of the mountain
If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter is the longest, loneliest season.
New winter-sport challenges for snow-klutzes and hotshots
| December 10, 2007
You don't have to go to the Rockies or the Alps or jump out of a helicopter skis-first to get a chilling thrill this winter.
New England resorts embrace extreme skiing and riding
| November 14, 2007
If we had our way . . .
However tempting, I do not wish for movie stars.
Three wishes for improving winter sports in New England
| November 14, 2007
Taste of Great Bay
Spent all your money on your summer vacation?
Weekdays 5 to 6 pm
| September 12, 2007
Savoring slow food
The surest radar trap in southern Maine is the one the Scarborough police have set up where Route 207 enters Prouts Neck.
At a revamped seaside resort
| August 01, 2007
Ride, don't drive
This summer, with price gouging at the pumps at an all-time high, motoring vacations promise to be an even more miserable travel experience than usual.
Oil companies gouge us every time we get behind the wheel, so try a no-car vacation
| June 11, 2007
Sonoma Syrup Co.’s lavender-infused simple syrup
On a recent vacation to San Francisco, I met up with a close foodie friend for a day trip to Sonoma County.
| February 28, 2007
The poseur’s guide to skiing and riding
My life as a poseur began when I joined an after-school skiing and snowboarding club my sophomore year of high school.
How to snow your friends on the slopes
| December 05, 2006
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, I was visiting with friends of mine about a week ago and they showed me some photos of their recent vacation, included shots of a lot of other couples that they had met.
| November 13, 2006
Stars on snow
Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
| November 09, 2006
Hark, the Herald
This article originally appeared in the September 29, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Keeping tabs on the new-newspaper news
| September 26, 2006
What “Wallet Girl” did on her summer vacation
When Keaton Kustler-Klein goes back to Arlington High School next Tuesday, the twiggy 14-year-old sophomore will have plenty to say about her summer vacation.
Lil’ Miss Moneybags
| August 30, 2006
Kay Hanley gets personal with Gary Cherone
Another excerpt from Hanley's interview with Extreme's Cherone
| June 29, 2006
A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
Travel guides that go beyond the practical
| June 21, 2006
Chills and thrills
Heading north in winter is counter-instinctual. The mere thought of it elicits a warning from the dark parts of your lizard brain. It’s cold. It’s icy. There’s no food.
Embrace the cold and head north this winter
| March 01, 2006
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