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Rain check

We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010

Graceless grandma

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
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  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
By LISA SPINELLI  |  February 19, 2010

Blake babies

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
By GREG COOK  |  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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009

Downhill economy

Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  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
By IAN DONNIS  |  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
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  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
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 10, 2007

Insane fun

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
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  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
By ELLEE DEAN  |  November 14, 2007


Taste of Great Bay

Spent all your money on your summer vacation?
Weekdays 5 to 6 pm
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  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
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  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.
Flower power
By GENEVIEVE RAJEWSKI  |  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
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 05, 2006


Incriminating evidence

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.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  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
By KATE COHEN  |  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
By DAVE O'BRIEN  |  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
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  August 30, 2006

Kay Hanley gets personal with Gary Cherone

Another excerpt from Hanley's interview with Extreme's Cherone
By KAY HANLEY  |  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
By DANA KLETTER  |  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
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 01, 2006