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Victorian Christmas Decorations - Innkeeper's DIY Ideas
Victorian Christmas decorations DIY tips. Try these Victorian Christmas decorating ideas from a Maine innkeeper who has researched Victorian holiday traditions.

10 Places to Swim Outdoors Year-Round in New England
At these New England hotels and resorts with year-round heated pools, snow won't keep you from swimming outdoors all winter long.

New England Magazines - Best Picks
Which New England magazines are best for travelers and New England fans? New England Expert Kim Knox Beckius selects the best--subscribe, or give a gift.

Country Roads Christmas - Holiday Shopping Tour in North Central Massachusetts
Country Roads Christmas, a holiday shopping tour in North Central Massachusetts, helps visitors rediscover the joy of gift shopping, discover made in New England products and support small businesses.

Smith's Country Cheese Made in Massachusetts
Visit Smith's Country Cheese made in Winchendon, Massachusetts, and you'll be able to observe the cheese-making process and shop for farm-fresh cheeses that taste as Gouda as they look!

Nouveaux Riches Antique Store Massachusetts
Nouveaux Riches is an antique store in an old bank building in Baldwinville, Massachusetts, Antique toys and games, vintage clothing and jewelry, nostalgic holiday decorations, antique furniture and more can be found here when you visit during the Country Roads Christmas holiday shopping tour.

Whiting Farm Christmas Tree Farm and Gift Shop Phillipston Massachusetts
A cozy and beautifully arranged gift shop helps to extend the season for family-owned Whiting Farm, which is a picture-perfect Massachusetts destination for cut-your-own Christmas trees.

Down to Earth Nursery Phillipston Massachusetts
Down to Earth Nursery in Phillipston, Massachusetts, is your Country Roads Christmas stop for handcrafted birdhouses, cabinets and chairs, plus floral arrangements and kissing balls.

Hartmans Herb Farm
A visit to Hartman's Herb Farm in Barre will inspire you to decorate and to cook with Massachusetts-grown herbs. Stay overnight at the farm's bed & breakfast, and you'll enjoy a delectable breakfast, too.

Country Mischief
Country Mischief is an amazing shop in Templeton, Massachusetts, filled with antique and new merchandise packed into theme room after theme room. It truly is a shopper's paradise.

Petersham Leathers by Sylvia B Brown
Petersham Leathers is your destination for gorgeous leather goods made in Massachusetts by designer and artist Sylvia B. Brown.

Kitchen Garden Templeton Massachusetts
The Kitchen Garden in Templeton, Massachusetts, is a beloved bakery specializing in Scandinavian baked goods like Finnish coffee bread, as well as interesting products made in Massachusetts and New England.

Country Folk Gift Shop at Templeton Furniture
Shop for country-style accents in the homelike setting of the Country Folk Gift Shop, which is tucked inside Templeton Furniture in a region of Massachusetts once known for furniture making.

How to Make Mincemeat - Traditional and Modern Recipes
Learn how to make mincemeat with recipes from New England. Cook mincemeat, a traditional Thanksgiving dish, with an old-fashioned recipe or a modern adaptation.

Cranberry Recipes from New England Cranberry Country
25+ cranberry recipes from New England restaurants and inns to help you bring a taste of New England cranberry country to your Thanksgiving dinner or any meal.

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Connecticut Fall View October 8 2015
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A Colorful Homecoming: October 14, 2015
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Connecticut Fall Foliage Update September 30 2015
Connecticut fall foliage update and photo for September 30, 2015. See first signs of color and stay alert for updates on Hurricane Joaquin.

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Outside My Window - Watch Fall Leaves Turn in 2015
Watch the 2015 fall foliage season in Connecticut unfold with me! I'll share a new view as the leaves turn outside my window each week.

Thanksgiving Menus and Recipes - Add a Taste of New England to Your Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving menus and recipes that will help you add an old-fashioned tasted of New England to your Thanksgiving Dinner. Page 2.

New England Thanksgiving 2015
New England Thanksgiving 2015 dining, getaway packages, recipes. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in New England, or add a taste of New England to your holiday.

November in New England - Events Weather Best Things To Do
November in New England is filled with holiday-themed things to do. It's the birthplace of Thanksgiving, after all! Find November events, weather and travel ideas.

Wolf Hollow Ipswich Massachusetts
Wolf Hollow in Ipswich, Massachusetts, provides a unique chance to see wolves in a natural setting. Here is your guide to visiting the wolf pack at Wolf Hollow.

New England Autumn Activities and Traditions
Which New England autumn activities and traditions should you be sure not to miss when you visit during fall foliage season? From apple and pumpkin picking to winery hopping, I've got your autumn must-do list.

Get Ready to Visit New England in the Fall
Before you leave home to see colorful leaves in New England this fall, here are some things you should do. Plan your fall foliage trip with these expert tips.

New England Fall Foliage Best Places to Stay
Find the best places to stay in New England for fall foliage season including romantic inns and B&Bs, family hotels, camping spots.

Block Island Travel and Vacations Guide
Block Island travel and vacations guide. Plan a Block Island getaway with these tips on ferries, flights, hotels, sights and dining.

LimoLiner Luxury Bus from New York to Boston
LimoLiner offers luxury bus transportation between New York City and Boston. Here's info on getting tickets, the LimoLiner schedule, amenities and services, fares, more.

Pea Shoots and Tendrils Recipe
Wondering how to cook pea shoots and tendrils? Here's an easy, quick pea shoots and tendrils recipe from my New England kitchen.

Block Island Hotels
Block Island hotels guide. Compare hotels and inns and search for lodging deals on Block Island, Rhode Island.

New England Inns With a Fireplace in Every Room
10 New England B&B inns with a fireplace in every room. Romantic New England winter getaways await at these inns with in-room fireplaces.

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Free pumpkin carving patterns to help you to design and carve the perfect pumpkin this Halloween. Find the best pumpkin design templates for carving fun or scary pumpkin faces.

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Free pumpkin carving patterns to help you to design and carve the perfect pumpkin this Halloween. Find the best pumpkin design templates for carving fun or scary pumpkin faces.

B F Clyde's Cider Mill Mystic CT - Fall Day Trip from NYC
B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in Mystic, CT, is the last steam-powered cider mill in the U.S. and the country's longest continuous producer of hard cider. Visit on your way to Foxwoods or on a fall day trip from NYC or Boston.

Cape Cod Central Railroad Review
It's old-fashioned Cape Cod fun aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad, which offers scenic train rides, as well as dinner and lunch trains from Hyannis Depot.

Preserve and Share New England Autumn Memories
Preserve and share your New England autumn memories with these fun ideas including recipes, craft projects and social media sharing opportunities.

Block Island Restaurants
Block Island restaurants and dining guide. Best places to eat on Rhode Island's Block Island.

Have a Grape Time Exploring the Connecticut Wine Trail
Spend a day or weekend exploring the Connecticut Wine Trail this autumn. Here's an itinerary that will take you to Connecticut Wine Trail highlights.

Connecticut Wine Trail - Part 2
Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Connecticut Wine Trail. Part 2. Page 2.

Getting to Block Island by Ferry or Flight
Getting to Block Island guide featuring ferry and flight options and tips to help you decide whether to fly or take a traditional or high-speed ferry.

New England Halloween Haunted Houses and Attractions 2015
Scare yourself silly at one of these popular New England haunted houses, haunted hayrides or spooky attractions this Halloween.

Salem Massachusetts Attractions
Salem, Massachusetts, takes advantage of its wicked past with attractions that retell the Salem Witch Trials, along with Salem's maritime and literary history. Page 2.

Things To Do in Salem, MA - Witch City Travel Guide
Best things to do in Salem, MA, America's spookiest city! October is an especially bewitching time for a visit to Salem. Find Haunted Happenings, lodging, attractions, more.

Salem Haunted Happenings - October and Halloween 2012 in Salem Massachusetts
Salem Haunted Happenings in October. Salem, Massachusetts, celebrates Halloween and the entire month of October with spooky events. Here are some of the best. Page 3.

Salem Massachusetts Hotels Inns Restaurants - Where to Stay where to Dine
If you're visiting Salem, Massachusetts, here is your guide to lodging and dining, featuring hotels and inns and restaurant tips from New England travel expert Kim Knox Beckius. Page 4.

Stonington An Authentic Maine Town Off the Beaten Path
Stonington is an off the beaten path Maine fishing village at the tip of Deer Isle, where you'll experience true Downeast Maine. Learn about getting to Stonington, restaurants, inns, more.

7 Haunted Hotels in Massachusetts
Feeling brave? These 7 haunted hotels in Massachusetts range from a B&B that was the scene of a famous dual murder to a Cape Cod inn with a playful ghost.

Maine Fall Foliage Driving Tour - Portland Region to Rangeley Lake Region
Maine fall foliage driving tour from Portland. See Maine's stunning autumn scenes on this drive from Portland to the Rangeley Lake region.

Things to Do and See Near Rangeley Maine
Things to do and scenic sights of interest near Rangeley Lake, Maine. Page 2.

Fall Projects for Kids - Leaf Crafts and Fun Autumn Ideas
10 fall projects for kids including leaf crafts and fun autumn ideas. Preserve memories of fall with these easy projects kids will love.

The Great Pumpkin - Pumpkin Picking in New England, Recipes, and More! - Plan Your Visit to a New England Pumpkin Patch
Find pick-your-own pumpkin patches in Vermont and New York State with this guide to the best places to go pumpkin picking in New England and NY. Page 2.

Great Pumpkin Carved Pumpkin
For Linus and Sally, waiting in a sincere pumpkin patch may never result in a visit from the Great Pumpkin. For the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular's founders, however, 1988's display of 185 jack-o-lanterns on a hillside behind a school led to something huge. Page 2.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is Not Your Neighborhood Halloween Display
Carving pumpkins is a New England Halloween tradition, but the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is no ordinary neighborhood display. For starters, the sheer number of grinning pumpkin faces will astound you. There are 5,000 jackolanterns on display.

Jackolantern Spectacular in Providence Rhode Island
JackoLantern Spectacular is a fall tradition at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. These Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular pictures provide a look at the amazing jackolantern carving designs on display.

Jackolantern Spectacular in Providence Rhode Island
JackoLantern Spectacular is a fall tradition at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. These Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular pictures provide a look at the amazing jackolantern carving designs on display.

Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford
Bushnell Park Carousel is Hartford, Connecticut's antique merry-go-round, one of the only 200 remaining historic carousels made in the US from 1890 to 1930.

Portland to Freeport Maine the Scenic Way
Drive from Portland to Freeport, Maine, the scenic way. Here's a back roads alternative to highway driving that is ideal for fall foliage season.

Fall Foliage Apps
Free fall foliage apps to enhance your leaf peeping for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (some for Android, too), reviewed and field tested by New England Travel Expert Kim Knox Beckius.

Fall Foliage Web Cameras
Can't get to New England? Thanks to the magic of Fall Foliage Web Cams, you can still leaf peep. Here are a dozen leaf cams for your viewing pleasure.

Miller Foods Avon CT Makes All-Natural Dog and Cat Food
Miller Foods in Avon, CT, makes its Oma's Pride all-natural cat and dog foods in Connecticut. I'll tell you about visiting Miller Foods' store and feeding my cat raw food.

Seafood Casserole Recipe with Scallops Shrimp Crab Haddock
This New England recipe for Baked Stuffed Seafood Casserole features scallops, shrimp, crab meat and haddock. It's quick and easy to assemble for baking.

Fall Foliage Clip Art - Real Autumn Leaves
Fall foliage clip art featuring real Maine autumn leaves in reds, oranges and golds, free for use on your Web site or documents.

Reid State Park Georgetown Maine - Photo Tour
Reid State Park on the island of Georgetown is a rare sandy beach on the ocean in Maine. My photo tour will show you why Mainers cherish this uncrowded beach haven.

Children's Museum of Maine - Portland Attraction for Kids
Children's Museum of Maine review. Looking for something fun to do with kids in Portland, Maine? You can pack a lot into two hours at this family attraction.

New England Foliage Hotlines - Call Toll Free for Fall Updates
New England foliage hotlines. For up-to-date New England fall foliage reports call these toll-free numbers for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Photo of Killington K-1 Gondola Sky Ride Approaching the Peak
Although you may want to avoid the Killington K-1 Gondola if you have a fear of heights, most passengers will find this enclosed sky ride to the peak to be a smooth and enjoyable journey. Don't forget your camera! Page 5.

Killington K-1 Gondola to the Summit of Killington Peak - Bring Your Bike
Want to mountain bike when you reach the summit of Killington Peak? You can stow your bike on the back of your gondola for the ride to the mountaintop. Additional fees apply. Mountain bikes can be rented at the Killington Base Lodge. Page 4.

Vermont Fall Foliage Viewed from Killington K-1 Gondola Ride - Leaf Peeping from the Sky
The K-1 Gondola ride at Killington in Vermont is an amazing way to leaf peep. Colors begin to emerge earliest at high elevations, so we were even able to view touches of fall color during our Labor Day Weekend sky ride. Page 3.

Killington K-1 Gondola Photo - The Easy Way to Mountain Climb
The K-1 Gondola at Killington takes passengers to the 4,241-foot summit of Killington Peak in just minutes. Page 2.

Gondola Rides at Killington in Killington Vermont
Ski season isn't the best season to ride the K-1 Gondola at Killington. When autumn tints Vermont's Green Mountains in shades of amber, rust and red, the ski resort's eight-passenger Gondola becomes one of New England's most thrilling rides.

View from Killington Summit Killington Vermont - Photo
I hope this last look at the view from Killington's summit inspires you to plan your own fall trek to Killington, Vermont, for a memorable leaf-peeping experience aboard the K-1 Gondola, which operates Friday-Sunday in September and daily October 4-14, 2013. Page 12.

Killington Mountain Biking - Photo of Mountain Bikers at the Summit of Killington Peak Vermont
The K-1 Gondola gives mountain bikers of all abilities access to more than 45 miles of trails, which range from exhilarating vertical drops to easy, scenic terrain. If you're new to mountain biking, you can even reserve a guided tour or lesson. Page 7.

Killington Summit Photo with Rugged Alpine Terrain and K-1 Gondola - Killington Vermont
During the mile-and-a-quarter trip up Killington Peak, you'll experience a dramatic change in scenery. While the trees are leafy and lush near the base, the summit's rugged alpine terrain is more sparsely treed with spindly evergreens. Page 6.

Killington Peak Restaurant And Bar Photo - Take the K-1 Gondola to this Mountaintop Restaurant
Of course, you don't need to do anything more strenuous than eating and drinking when your gondola reaches the mountaintop. The Killington Peak Restaurant has cafeteria-style service, a cozy bar and windowside tables with glorious views. Page 8.

Observation Deck at Killington Peak Accessible Via K-1 Gondola Chairlift Ride - Killington Vermont
On a clear day, views stretch into five states and Canada from the observation deck atop Killington Peak. It can be brisk up here, even when temperatures are mild at the base, so bring a jacket or sweatshirt along on your K-1 Gondola ride in the fall. Page 9.

Killington Mountain Vermont - Picture of The View from the Top
Be sure to allow ample time to breathe the fresh, pine-infused air atop Killington Mountain and to appreciate the view from the top. If you plan to enjoy lunch and a hike or bike ride, you can easily turn your gondola ride into a half-day adventure. Page 11.

Looking at Views through Coin-Operated Binoculars on the Killington Summit Observation Deck - Photo
Bring a few quarters, too, especially if you have kids. They'll love spying leaves through the coin-operated binoculars on the observation deck at the Killington summit. Page 10.

How Did New England Get Its Name and More Trivia
Why is New England named New England? New England Expert Kim Knox Beckius answers a reader's question about how New England got its name and shares resources for New England states trivia.

Rhode Island Fall Foliage Driving Tours
Rhode Island fall foliage driving tours. Tiny RI has plenty of miles of scenic driving for fall foliage travelers this autumn.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides in Acadia National Park
What's the best thing to do in Acadia National Park? Horse-drawn wagon rides by Carriages of Acadia on John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s historic carriage roads.

Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park
Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park isn't just a restaurant: It's an enchanting dining experience. The view alone is worth the price of lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.

Acadia National Park Junior Ranger Program
Kids can become Junior Park Rangers at Acadia National Park. Many ranger-led programs are available, and park rangers are available to answer questions.

Cadillac Mountain is a Top Attraction in Acadia National Park
Drive or hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain, one of the top attractions in Acadia National Park, for phenomenal views any time especially at sunrise.

Acadia National Park Attractions
What are the must-see Acadia National Park attractions? Here are 6 top things to do in Maine's seaside national park starting with driving the Park Loop Road.

Sand Beach Acadia National Park
Sand Beach is one of Acadia National Park's top attractions. How cold is the water? I'll tell you and explain why you should wade in anyway.

Amy Morse - Writer
Amy Morse guest writer bio at New England Travel.

How to Dress for Hanging Out in Harvard Square
Hanging out in Harvard Square? Boost your fashion IQ with these tips on how to dress for visiting Harvard University, cafes, more.

How to Dress in Boston
Wondering how to dress in Boston? Here's style, fashion and outfit advice to help you fit in when you visit the largest city in New England.

How to Dress for College in Boston
Going to college in Boston? Here's advice on how to dress to fit in with your classmates. Hint: Think conservative!

How to Dress for Sundays at SoWa
Sundays at SoWa are casual and fun. Here's how to select the right outfit for this Boston farm market.

How to Dress for Shopping on Newbury Street
Fashion tips for shopping on Boston's Newbury Street.

How to Dress for Exploring Somerville
How should you dress in Somerville, MA, the artsy Boston suburb? Here's the fashion advice you need.

Getting to Mohegan Sun by Car Bus Tours Ferry
How to get to Mohegan Sun Casino by car, ferry, bus or motorcoach. Explore the myriad options for getting to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

Lobster Egg Roll Recipe - How to Cook Lobster Egg Rolls
Lobster egg roll recipe. Here's how to cook lobster egg rolls using leftover lobster (or lobster meat from a store), fresh vegetables and Maple Honey Soy Dipping Sauce.

New England Fall Foliage Maps
New England fall foliage maps to help you plan your trip based on historical data and current reports of peak fall foliage.

Charter Oak the Legendary Connecticut State Tree
The Charter Oak, the official Connecticut State Tree, is gone, but its legend lives on. Here is the story behind this famous tree on the CT State Quarter.

New England Fall Foliage on a Budget - Ski Condos Are Cheap Lodging Alternative
New England fall foliage budget travel tip. Find cheap accommodations in New England during fall foliage season at ski area condos.

Garlic Festival Photo - Food Options Include Garlic Pizza and Garlic Ice Cream
At the Garlic Festival, you'll also find some safe food options if you're not adventurous or a huge garlic fan. Opt for something like 5 Cheese Garlic Pizza instead of garlic ice cream! Page 4.

Vermont Garlic Festival - Free Samples of Garlic Loaded Foods and Products
Vermont Garlic Festival photo tour. Garlic kettle corn picture. Take advantage of the opportunity to taste a free sample if you can before you purchase garlic-loaded foods to consume or products to take home. We loved many of the things we tried, but the chocolate-covered bacon was a mistake! Page 3.

Vermont Garlic Festival - Labor Day Weekend Garlic Fest is Fun for Kids
The Garlic Festival in Vermont, a Labor Day Weekend tradition for 20 years as of 2015, offers plenty to entertain kids including giant inflatable amusements. My daughter caught quite a bit of air on this inflatable slide! Page 6.

Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival Food - German Garlic Meatloaf Sandwich
Garlic food for every mood. Food purveyors at the annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival in Bennington serve up a wide variety of garlicky dishes, from German Garlic Meatloaf Sandwiches... Page 2.

Garlic Goodies at Vermont Garlic Festival
Dozens of vendors sell garlic goodies at the annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival. New York-based Willowtree Organic Farm offered Garlic Dill Pickles and White Chocolate Cherry Garlic Fudge.

Live Music at Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival in Bennington Vermont
The Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival in Bennington, Vermont, is more than just a garlic eating extravaganza! There's live music all day Saturday and Sunday on two stages. Plus, enjoy garlic cooking and craft demonstrations, weed walks and more. Page 5.

Garlic Golf Photo - Southern Vermont Garlic Herb Festival Bennington VT
Before you decide to practice garlic golfing at home before the festival, make note of the fact that the garlic bulbs are wrapped tightly with rubber bands before they are struck with clubs. Otherwise, you'll spray vampire repellent all over your yard. Page 12.

Hay Monster Photo - Southern Vermont Garlic Herb Festival
Of course, by the end of the day, the little hay maze at the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival becomes more of a loose mess of hay, and after your kids play hay monster, you'll be picking bits of hay out of your car for weeks. Page 9.

Vermont Garlic Festival Photo - Hay Maze for Kids
Need proof that kids don't need electronic gadgets to be thoroughly delighted and entertained? Turn your kids loose in the hay maze at the Vermont Garlic Festival. Page 8.

Garlic Golf - The Ultimate Garlic Game
We couldn't leave the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival without taking a shot at Garlic Golf! Yes, that's a garlic bulb... not a golf ball. Page 10.

Garlic Festival VT - Train Rides are Highlight for Kids at Garlic Festival in Bennington VT
Garlic Festival VT. Slow, scenic rides aboard this little train were one of the most popular attractions for kids when my family visited the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival in Bennington, VT, in 2009. Page 7.

VT Garlic Festival Photo - Garlic Golf
My dad is the best golfer in our family, but a garlic hole-in-one eluded him. It's not easy to control the trajectory of a garlic bulb! Golfers who managed to score a hole-in-one won great prizes at the 2009 VT Garlic Festival. Page 11.

Australian Water Dragon
Australian Water Dragons are almost cute and may have inspired the friendly dragons in folklore. See them at the Maritime Aquarium in CT.

A Real Flying Dragon
Want to see a real flying dragon? A Sailfin Dragon is one of 9 dragon species on view at the Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut.

Real Dragons Are Stranger Than Fiction
Real dragons are quirky creatures, you'll learn, at the Dragons! Real or Myth? exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.

Bearded Dragon
The Bearded Dragon is a popular pet and further proof dragons are real.

Dragon Moray Eel
Dragon Moray Eels are scary-looking sea creatures, the stuff dragon nightmares are made of.

Baby Black Dragon at Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk CT
See a rare black dragon, a melanistic form of the Asian water monitor lizard, at Connecticut's Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Weedy Sea Dragons
Weedy Sea Dragons are fragile Australian fish. See these real dragons at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.

Chinese Water Dragon
We end our tour of the Dragons! Real or Myth? exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium in CT with a stop to see this Chinese Water Dragon.

Are Dragons Real? See 9 Real Dragons in Connecticut
Are dragons real? See for yourself at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut, where 9 species of real dragons are on view including a rare black dragon.

Sunflower Maze Picture - Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze
To make the trek through their Sunflower Maze a challenge, Lyman Orchards offers maze-goers a choice of trivia quizzes to guide them through the maze. Correct answers will help you decide which way to turn. A wrong answer may send you down a dead end. Page 8.

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Photo
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut, has transformed a three-acre sunflower field into a one-of-a-kind floral puzzle for the 2009 fall season.

Picture of Sunflowers at Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze
The Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze is composed of a staggering number of sunflowers: an estimated 235,000 when the maze was in full bloom in 2009... now up to 350,000 sunflowers in 2013! Page 5.

Sunflower Maze Hint - Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Photo
Here's a hint: Ask for two different trivia quiz sheets when you enter the Sunflower Maze. We chose Interactive (the hardest theme) and American History. That gave us two possible options for getting a correct answer (and choosing the right path). Page 9.

Sunflower Plant - Each Sunflower Plant is Unique in the Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze
Up close, each sunflower plant is a unique example of nature's beauty. When you're lost in a maze of hundreds of thousands of them, however, sunflowers can seem deceptively similar! Page 10.

Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards Benefits Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
Getting lost in the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards isn't just a fun way to spend an autumn afternoon. Lyman donates $1 from each admission ticket sold to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford. Page 2.

Sunflower Maze Photo - Sunflower Maze Lyman Orchards CT
There's only one way into the Sunflower Maze at Connecticut's Lyman Orchards... and only one way out! Page 4.

Photo of Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze - Lyman Orchards in Connecticut
Visitors to the Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze soon find themselves up to their eyeballs in sunflowers. Page 3.

Sunflower Picture - Sunflower with Bee Picture
We weren't the only ones who thought Lyman Orchards' Sunflower Maze was the place to be during Labor Day Weekend in 2009. The bees were out in full force in the maze. Although they intimidated my daughter a bit, they really didn't bother us. Page 7.

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Guitar Design by Brett Herbst
From overhead, the 2009 Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze is shaped like a guitar, but on the ground, all visitors see is thousands of sunny stars. This is the only sunflower maze designed by Brett Herbst, who designs more than 200 corn mazes each year. Page 6.

Big Sunflower Head - Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Photo
As you follow clues and detours within the Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze, you'll see vibrant, golden sunflowers in all sizes: including some as big as your head! Page 11.

Red Sunflower in a Field of Yellow Sunflowers - Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Photo
Most sunflowers in Lyman Orchards' maze are typical yellow varieties, but a few, like the deep red sunflower in this photo, are unusual hues. They reminded me of the patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, who chose this year's guitar theme. Page 12.

Idea for Family Fun Day Trip in the Summer - Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards Middlefield CT
If you're looking for an idea for a fun family day trip this summer, take YOUR family to the Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze. Page 14.

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze - I Survived the Maze
My daughter and husband celebrated when we reached the final post in the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut. When we exited, we even received

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze
Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze makes a memorable family day trip in the summer. Visit Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT, and lose yourself in the Sunflower Maze... for a good cause.

How to Boil Lobsters
Simple instructions for how to boil live lobsters, plus cooking tips and how to tell when lobsters are done.

Connecticut Fairs - Best 2015 CT Agricultural Fairs
Best fairs in Connecticut for 2015. Connecticut has 50+ old-fashioned agricultural fairs July through October. Here are 10 top country fairs near Hartford, CT.

Boston Hotels Guide
Boston hotels. Find a hotel in or near Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, with this guide to Boston-area accommodations.

Connecticut B&Bs: A Guide to Connecticut Bed & Breakfasts
Connecticut B&Bs. Find Connecticut B&Bs with this guide to bed & breakfast inns in Connecticut.

Connecticut Open 2015 Tennis Tournament in New Haven CT
Connecticut Open 2015 (formerly Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament) draws top women tennis players to New Haven, CT. Learn about players to watch, tickets, hotel deals, more.

Altar of the Nation at Cathedral of the Pines - Photo
Grand Monadnock Mountain looms behind the Altar of the Nation at Cathedral of the Pines. This unique and beautiful altar, designated a national memorial by Congress, is composed of stones from every state and territory of the United States. Page 3.

Picture of View from Cathedral of the Pines in New Hampshire
The view from the Women's Memorial Bell Tower is bucolic and peaceful. Cathedral of the Pines is an inspiring place where you'll marvel at the views as you inhale the sweet scent of pine and give thanks for the wonders of creation, whatever your beliefs. Page 7.

Cathedral of the Pines in New Hampshire - Norman Rockwell and the Women's Memorial Bell Tower
Above each of the bell tower's four archways, visitors can view bronze plaques designed by Norman Rockwell and sculpted by his son, Peter. The bas relief sculpture in this picture honors the women of the armed forces. Page 5.

Mother's Chapel at Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge New Hampshire - Photo
Mother's Chapel is a smaller outdoor sanctuary and garden on the grounds of Cathedral of the Pines. It is a place for quiet reflection and meditation. Baptisms and small weddings may be held here, as well as at the main cathedral. Page 6.

Women's Memorial Bell Tower - Cathedral of the Pines Pictures
The Women's Memorial Bell Tower at Cathedral of the Pines, a 55-foot stone shrine, was dedicated in 1967. It is the nation's only memorial that specifically honors the patriotism and sacrifices of women who have endured war's hardships, grief and loss. Page 4.

August in New England
Guide to August in New England featuring the best August 2015 events, destinations and things to do, plus August weather in New England and travel tips.

Boston Dining - Boston, Massachusetts
A Boston Dining Guide: Links to restaurants, brew pubs, and other eateries.

Massachusetts Outlet Shopping Guide
Looking for outlet shopping deals? Massachusetts delivers, with collections of outlets located in the Berkshires, Fall River, Wrentham and more.

Connecticut Outlet Shopping Guide
You'll find discounted designer merchandise and name brand deals at factory outlet centers in Connecticut. Here's your CT outlet shopping guide.

Patriots Training Camp Photo - Tom Brady Throws to Wes Welker
Here's a familiar scene, and one I hope we'll see repeated often during the 2011 NFL season: Tom Brady throwing the ball to Wide Receiver Wes Welker (#83). Like Brady, Welker is known for his efforts on the practice field. The two set a tone for the team. Page 20.

Dane Fletcher Signs Autographs at Patriots Training Camp
A very gracious Dane Fletcher signed autographs after practice, but most Patriots hastened off the field. We heard far more players greeted fans after the morning practice on day one. Sometimes, there are also official Training Camp autograph sessions. Page 24.

Coach Bill Belichick at Patriots Training Camp - Photo
Photo of Patriots Coach Bill Belichick at training camp. Coach Bill Belichick was his usual smileless self as he barked at players to 'Sweat it out!' during sprints at the conclusion of practice. Belichick looked remarkably tan and fit: I had to ask someone to point him out! Page 22.

Tom Brady Smile - Picture of Tom Brady at Patriots Training Camp
The smile on Tom Brady's face as he watches practice from the sidelines captures the emotion players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans seemed to share. With the lockout that jeopardized the 2011-12 NFL season over, it was a joy to see football in Foxboro. Page 21.

Vince Wilfork Photo - Vince Wilfork Runs Sprints at Patriots Training Camp
Vince Wilfork photo. We were sweating just standing and observing as the Patriots sprinted the length of the field. So, I can't imagine how 6'2

Patriots Training Camp Action on the Practice Field
Close to the action at Patriots Training Camp. About a half-hour before practice's scheduled end at 5 p.m., fans were allowed to head down from the stands to line the rope fence around the field. This put us remarkably close to the action. Page 18.

Devin McCourty New England Patriots Photo - Patriots Training Camp
Devin McCourty (#32) looked lively in his red sneakers on day one of training camp. The Pro Bowl Cornerback had a phenomenal rookie season last year, so expectations will be high as the Patriots look to make a run at the Super Bowl. Page 15.

Patriots Linebacker Gary Guyton Rushes Quarterback Tom Brady at Training Camp
Tom Brady quickly fires off a pass as Linebacker Gary Guyton rushes. I don't think Brady needs to worry about being sacked by a teammate at practice, though. Guyton scored the first two touchdowns of his career during the 2010-11 season. Page 19.

Stephen Gostkowski Kicks Field Goals at Patriots Training Camp
At Patriots Training Camp, we had the opportunity to watch Kicker Stephen Gostkowski (#3) kick field goals from progressively greater distances: He made every one! Here's hoping his accuracy is equally dead on during the regular season. Page 16.

Patriots Offensive Formation - Patriots Training Camp Picture
Patriots offensive formation at training camp picture. As Tom Brady prepared to take a snap, I was proud my 8-year-old recognized an offensive formation on the practice field. It may not have been a game, but watching the Pats run plays was fascinating. Page 17.

Tom Brady in Command at New England Patriots Training Camp - Photo
From the very first day of training camp, veteran Quarterback Tom Brady seemed to be at ease calling the shots as he and New England Patriots teammates ran plays under intense sun. The team practiced without pads on this first day of public play. Page 10.

Tom Brady - Photo of Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady
I've watched Tom Brady drop back to pass so many times... on TV. Seeing him in person at Patriots Training Camp gave me a new appreciation for his strength and the fluidity of his movements. Brady is definitely more than a pretty face. Page 11.

Tom Brady Throws a Pass at Training Camp - Patriots Work Ethic
Tom Brady leaves his feet as he throws a pass at training camp. This may be practice--and the first day back at that--but don't think for a moment these guys weren't working hard. The Patriots are known for their work ethic. Page 12.

Danny Woodhead Height
Danny Woodhead (#39) quickly became a fan favorite after he was acquired from the Jets in 2010. The NFL lists his height at 5'8

Danny Woodhead and Darius Butler Photo - New England Patriots Training Camp
Of course, Tom Brady wasn't the only Patriots player who seemed happy to be playing under the New England summer sun. Running Back Danny Woodhead, who added spark when he joined the Patriots last season, is defended here by Cornerback Darius Butler (#28). Page 13.

Pat the Patriot - New England Patriots Mascot Photo
Pat the Patriot photo, baby's first NFL mascot. One of the highlights of our day at Patriots Training Camp was taking photos with Pat the Patriot: the mascot of the New England Patriots. We met Pat when we ventured into the Patriots Experience, a fenced-in park featuring football-themed fun for kids. Page 5.

Patriots Training Camp Features Patriots Experience for Kids
The lines were surprisingly short, and it took us just about an hour to try everything there was to do at the Patriots Experience, including kicking a field goal. Stephen Gostkowski does not need to worry about losing his gig to my daughter! Page 7.

New England Patriots Cheerleaders Photo - Sarah and Kelsey at Training Camp
New England Patriots cheerleaders photo. Sarah and Kelsey, two Patriots cheerleaders, were all smiles as they signed autographs and posed for photos. I loved that they encouraged my daughter to stick with dancing and to consider participating in the Junior Cheerleader Program at Foxboro. Page 8.

Patriots Experience at Patriots Training Camp Foxboro
Inflatables are the predominant attraction of the Patriots Experience. Kids can jump, slide, dodge past defenders, kick a field goal and even try to score a soccer goal, since Gillette Stadium is also home to the New England Revolution MLS team. Page 6.

Patriots Training Camp Photos - Back to Practice at Training Camp Practice Fields
Patriots go back to practice at training camp. My daughter and I arrived in Foxboro just in time for the start of the team's second practice on the first day of training camp. We parked near the Hall at Patriot Place and discovered we had quite a walk to the Practice Fields behind Gillette Stadium.

Deion Branch - Patriots Training Camp Photo of Wide Receiver Deion Branch
Don't know your Patriots by number? We picked up a free roster from the Patriots Football Weekly booth, so we were able to easily identify players such as #84: Wide Receiver and Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch, who rejoined the Patriots in 2010. Page 3.

Julian Edelman Wes Welker and Tom Brady at Patriots Training Camp
Patriots Training Camp photo. We found a seat in the Practice Field stands and immediately began to search the field for some of our favorite players. Wide Receivers Julian Edelman (#11) and Wes Welker (#83) and Quarterback Tom Brady (#12) were among the first we spotted. Page 2.

New England Patriots Huddle Tom Brady
Sure, the red jersey makes Tom Brady stand out in the huddle, but there were two other backup quarterbacks--Jonathan Crompton and Brian Hoyer--in red, too. As we observed practice, though, there was never a doubt who leads this team. Page 9.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Photo - Coach and Quarterback at Patriots Training Camp
New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, in the khaki shorts, and Quarterback Tom Brady, in red, have spent more than a decade winning games, breaking records and collecting Super Bowl bling. Page 4.

Patriots Training Camp - Photos of New England Patriots Training Camp Opening Day 2011
Patriots Training Camp photo gallery. The New England Patriots return to work on opening day of Patriots Training Camp 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. See pictures of Patriots coach Bill Belichick and stars Tom Brady, Deion Branch, Danny Woodhead, Wes Welker, Devin McCourty and more as the Patriots football team prepares for the NFL season.

Summer Harvest Penne Vegetarian Pasta Recipe
Summer Harvest Penne--a vegetarian entree recipe with zucchini, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes, sweet onions and Parmesan cheese--uses vegetables harvested from New England gardens and farms.

Rhode Island Fall Foliage Lodging - RI Autumn Packages
Rhode Island fall foliage lodging ideas including hotels, inns B&Bs that are perfect for your autumn getaway or that offer special fall foliage packages.

New York Fall Foliage Lodging & Autumn Getaway Packages
Lodging ideas for fall foliage season in New York including Catskill Mountain inns and even a dude ranch. Discover the best autumn places to stay and getaway packages in NY State.

Maine Fall Foliage Lodging and Autumn Getaway Packages
Maine fall foliage lodging ideas for leaf peepers who wish to make the most of autumn in Maine. Suggested places to stay and special fall foliage getaway packages in ME.

Massachusetts Fall Foliage Lodging & Getaway Packages
Massachusetts offers fall foliage lodgings for all tastes and budgets. These inns, hotels and B&Bs offer special autumn packages and fall appeal.

Cape Cod Family Resort - Red Jacket Beach - Review
Red Jacket Beach Resort review. Centrally located on Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, this Red Jacket hotel specializes in family vacations right on the beach.

Red Jacket Beach Resort on Cape Cod - Review Pt. 2
Family vacations are a specialty at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. There are plenty of activities for kids and adults and a variety of accommodations, from hotel rooms to Jacuzzi rooms to rental cottages, from which to choose. Page 2.

Catskills Scenic Driving Tour from Backroads of New York
This Catskills scenic driving tour, excerpted from Backroads of New York by Kim Knox Beckius, takes NY State travelers on a historic drive through the Catskill Mountains.

Backroads of New York Excerpt Part 2 - The Catskills Immortal Mountains
This Catskills scenic driving tour, excerpted from Backroads of New York by Guide Kim Knox Beckius, takes New York State travelers on a scenic and historic drive through the Catskill Mountains. Backroads of New York, published in 2007 by Voyageur Press, features 28 scenic driving tours in New York State. Page 2.

Hartford Bradley International Airport Directions and Parking
Getting to and parking at Bradley International Airport, serving Hartford, Connecticut, Springfield, Massachusetts, and all of central New England.

How to Obtain Your Connecticut Boating License
Connecticut Boating License information. Learn how to obtain a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation and/or a Safe Boating Certificate to go boating in CT.

Looney Tunes Characters at Six Flags New England - See Looney Tunes Characters Like Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck
Looney Tunes characters mingle with visitors to Six Flags New England, but they're not exactly familiar to modern children. Before you visit Six Flags New England, be sure to watch a few Looney Tunes videos online with your child.

10 Things I Learned the Hard Way at Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England tips. Visiting Six Flags New England for the first time? These tips will help you navigate New England's largest theme park, save money and make the most of your experience.

Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides at Six Flags New England - Theme Park Caters to Adrenaline Junkies
Roller coasters and other thrill rides at Six Flags New England. Six Flags New England is a destination for serious adrenaline junkies.

Six Flags New England - Plenty for Preschoolers to Enjoy Not So Much for Grade Schoolers
Six Flags New England's Wiggles World, Thomas Town and Looney Tunes Movie Town cater to preschoolers, but grade schoolers who are not yet ready--or tall enough--for the theme park's livelier rides will find fewer options. If you are visiting with older kids, review the Six Flags New England ride guide, which provides thrill ratings and height requirements for each ride, before you leave home.

Lobster Traps in Maine - Thurston's Lobster Pound Photo
Any doubt that Thurston's Lobster Pound is situated overlooking a working harbor will be erased when you view the towers of lobster traps piled on the docks surrounding the restaurant. Lobster traps are elaborate, well-designed contraptions. Page 4.

Bass Harbor Maine Photo
Bass Harbor Maine photo. Looking out over Bass Harbor from Thurston's, the scene is serene in the early evening, now that lobstermen's work for the day is done. Lobster boats reflect in vivid blue waters, awaiting the next day's crustacean chase. Page 3.

Thurston's Lobster Pound Bernard Maine Seafood Restaurant
Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard, Maine. Screened upstairs and downstairs dining areas at Thurston's Lobster Pound offer ample seating and glorious views of lobster boats in the harbor. Salt-tinged breezes add to the authenticity of this memorable dining experience. Page 5.

Thurston's Lobster Pound
Thurston's Lobster Pound. Since 1993, Maine visitors dreaming of the ideal coastal setting for a lobster feast have found their way to Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard, Maine, where sweet, butter-dipped lobster and other seafood specialties await.

Lobster Boats - Photo of Lobster Boats in Maine
Photo of lobster boats in Maine. When I first saw the view from Thurston's Lobster Pound, it reminded me of a scene from a book... my book! The cover photo for my 2008 book, 'The New England Coast: The Most Spectacular Sights & Destinations,' was shot here and resembles this photo of lobster boats at anchor in Bernard, Maine. Page 2.

Lobster Photo - Thurston's Lobster
The view is amazing, but let's be real. It's the fresh-from-the-boat lobster--soft or hard shell, your choice--that keeps travelers beating a path to Bernard. Sure, you need a bib, but eating lobster in the rough (simply prepared) isn't really so rough. Page 6.

Boston for Kids - Rings Fountain
Boston for Kids. Cool fun in Rings Fountain. Page 5.

Cool Off in Boston at Rings Fountain
Some kids were wearing bathing suits, but most, like my daughter, jumped right in wearing their clothes to cool off in Rings Fountain. When it's baking hot in Boston, clothes dry quickly. Page 4.

Rings Fountain Near Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Located near the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel (the angular building in the background), Rings Fountain is a popular spot on hot summer days.

Rings Fountain Boston - Fun for Kids
What makes Rings Fountain in Boston so much fun for kids? The jets spray at unpredictable intervals, so you never quite know when you'll get a chilly blast in your face or up your back. Page 3.

Cool Fountain in Boston - Rose F. Kennedy Greenway
Rings Fountain on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway is a cool place for kids to make a splash in Boston. Page 2.

Six Flags New England Games and Prizes
You can win stuffed animals by playing games at Six Flags New England--but it will cost you!

Six Flags New England Tip - Don't Wear White
Six Flags New England tip--how to dress for your visit to the theme park.

AAA Members Save on Shopping at Six Flags
AAA members save on shopping at Six Flags. Show your AAA card for a discount on retail store purchases at Six Flags New England.

Six Flags New England Bathing Suit Rule
At Six Flags New England, bathing suits may only be worn within the Hurricane Harbor water park. Although lockers are available for rent, they are very expensive, which makes choosing attire and gear for a day at the park a tricky proposition.

Six Flags New England Hurricane Harbor Water Park Tip - There's Only One Way Out of Hurricane Harbor
Tip for navigating the Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags New England.

Six Flags New England Shows Tip
Want to enjoy a show at Six Flags New England? Here's a tip about when not to visit.

Support WaterFire with a Donation and Dedicate a Luminaria or Wish Upon a Star
As of 2015, luminaria are available for a $5 donation, stars for a $15 donation. Funds raised are important to WaterFire's future. Page 23.

WaterFire Providence Photo - 15 Years of WaterFire
WaterFire, Providence, Rhode Island's signature event, is a one-of-a-kind art installation. WaterFire continues to evolve and captivate residents and visitors.

WaterFire Images - Crackling Cauldrons of Fire at WaterFire Providence 2010
What these images can't convey is the sound of WaterFire. Each WaterFire is set to recorded music thoughtfully selected by Barnaby Evans, and the 80 bonfires snap and crackle along with the audio track. Page 18.

WaterFire Boat Tours - WaterFire from the Water
WaterFire boat tours. WaterFire was designed to be viewed from shore, but I was excited by the prospect of seeing the bonfires from the water. In addition to La Gondola, WaterFire boat tours are offered by the Providence River Boat Company. Page 15.

What is WaterFire? - WaterFire Images
What exactly is WaterFire? This 'sculpture' is a series of 97 bonfires along the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers, which run through the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Page 2.

Crock Pot Boston Baked Beans Recipe
Crock Pot Boston Baked Beans recipe. An easy recipe for Boston Baked Beans--let your crock pot do the work! Maple syrup gives these beans sweetness.

Canopy Tour Video - Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is Most Amazing Zip-Line Experience in New England
Canopy Tour video. New England expert Kim Knox Beckius takes you on the most amazing zip-line experience in New England, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour in New Hampshire.

Karabin Farms Southington Connecticut Christmas Tree Farm - Video
Karabin Farms Christmas tree farm. At Karabin Farms in Southington, Connecticut, finding a Christmas tree is just part of the experience, as you'll see in this video.

New England Airports Map
This New England airports map will help you choose the best arrival destination and compare alternatives to find the cheapest airfares.

Migis Lodge Review
Migis Lodge is a scenic, upscale Maine resort on the water, and I'll take you there in this review and video. Migis is the closest thing to Dirty Dancing you'll find in New England.

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Halloween
Free pumpkin carving patterns. Print these free pumpkin carving patterns and use them to carve or paint a pumpkin this Halloween.

The Wentworth in Jackson New Hampshire is a Hideaway for the Truly, Madly, Deeply in Love
The Wentworth, an historic grand hotel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is a sophisticated inn perfect for romantic getaways. Many rooms feature fireplaces, Jacuzzis and even private balconies with hot tubs for two.

Wicked Good Coleslaw Recipe for Coleslaw Without Mayonnaise
Wicked Good Coleslaw Recipe, a recipe for coleslaw without Mayonnaise from Kim's New England Kitchen. This mayonnaise-free coleslaw variation is wicked good.

Planning a New England Fall Foliage Trip
Planning a New England fall foliage trip in 2015? I'll help you every step of the way. First: Get to know New England and why it's ideal to visit in the fall.

Mt Washington Auto Road Reviews
Mt. Washington Auto Road reviews. Thrilling or Terrifying? Travelers weigh in on whether they would make the scenic yet scary drive to the summit of Mt. Washington again.

Dawn Kingston on Instagram
Boston professional photographer Dawn Kingston shares her world of music, fashion and travel on Instagram.

Let Instagram Take You Away to New England
New England Instagram accounts to follow if you love and dream of New England living, vacations and style.

IG Boston on Instagram
IG Boston on Instagram is a community of photographers that share architecture, landscape and street candids.

Boston Foodies on Instagram
Boston Foodies shares inspiring food images from around the city on Instagram. Submit your food experiences, too.

Kiel James Patrick on Instagram
Kiel James Patrick is a Rhode Island success story. Follow the designer on Instagram for a look at his New England-inspired life and products.

Sarah Vickers on Instagram
Follow Sarah Vickers on Instagram for New England fashion inspiration and a glimpse of the ideal New England lifestyle.

Stacey G on Instagram
Stacey G is a New England photographer who posts Instagram images of New England landscapes.

Mark Fleming on Instagram
Mark Fleming is a professional photographer and visual editor for Down East Magazine in Maine who you should follow on Instagram if you love New England.

More New England Instagrammers to Follow
Fill your Instagram feed with images from Maine, New Hampshire and other New England places by following these photographers.

Bed & Breakfasts in Rhode Island - New England B&Bs
Find a bed and breakfast inn in Rhode Island with this guide to Rhode Island B&Bs.

Bed & Breakfast Inns in Newport, RI
If a B&B is your preferred form of accommodation, Newport, Rhode Island, is the perfect destination. Here's your guide to the many bed and breakfast inns located in this historic city by the sea.

10 Must-See Rhode Island Attractions
The top 10 must-see Rhode Island attractions appeal to fans of history, architecture, the arts, lighthouses & beaches. Here are the 10 best things to do in RI.

Hotels Near Boston Logan Airport
Best hotels near Logan Airport in Boston. Flying in or out of Boston and need to stay near Logan? Here is your guide to hotels near Boston Logan Airport.

Cool Things To Do in New England
Looking for cool things to do in New England? Here are 10 things you didn't know you can do in New England, from touching two presidents' tombs to dining in an outhouse.

Maine Windjammer Cruises
A Maine Windjammer cruise aboard one of the 13 historic tall ships in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet is a slow-paced vacation that will allow you to relax, feast and appreciate the beauty of a sunset. You may even be able to say you slept aboard a National Historic Landmark.

Mount Washington Cog Railway
The best way to reach the summit of Mount Washington--the highest point in New England--is to climb aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do in New England
Behold a Giant Sequoia Tree in Rhode Island. Really.

Eat an Invasive Species at Miya's Sushi in New Haven Connecticut
Chef Bun Lai of Miya's Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut, will teach you to eat invasive species and help rid the planet of these pesky invaders.

Shop Around the Clock at L.L. Bean Flagship Store
Did you know you can shop at 3 a.m. in New England? The L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport, Maine, never closes. There aren't even locks on the doors!

Touch Two Presidents' Tombs in Quincy Massachusetts
John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives are entombed in Quincy, Massachusetts, at United First Parish Church, and you can descend into the crypt to visit the final resting place of two presidents and their First Ladies.

Coffee Scrub at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont, is one of the best spas in New England, and the Green Mountain Coffee Body Treatment will leave you feeling invigorated.

Dine in an Outhouse at the Mischievous Chef at Country Mischief in Massachusetts
When you dine in an outhouse in Massachusetts, brace yourself for some interesting comments from your Facebook friends! This unique dining opportunity awaits at the Mischievous Chef at Country Mischief in Templeton, Massachusetts.

Indoor Skydiving at SkyVenture Nashua NH
SkyVenture in Nashua, New Hampshire is an indoor skydiving facility where you can experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane.

Beluga Contact Program Mystic Aquarium
At Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, New England travelers can have the extraordinary experience of an intimate encounter with a beluga whale. Learn what makes the Beluga Contact Program so memorable.

Maine Pumpkin Derby Moose Racer
See why racing your moose pumpkin in Maine is probably not a good idea!

How to Make a Moose Pumpkin
Learn how to make a cute moose pumpkin with these step-by-step instructions and photos.

Moose Pumpkin
A moose pumpkin is the perfect New England Halloween decoration.

Fine Dining in Newport Rhode Island at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright
Muse Newport review. Enjoy fine dining in Newport, Rhode Island, at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright at the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel. You'll savor the elegant surroundings of this 1909 mansion, formerly known as Vanderbilt Hall, and sumptuous cuisine prepared under the direction of one of New England's top chefs.

Lobster in Newport Rhode Island - Butter Poached Smoked Maine Lobster at Muse
Taste the butter-poached smoked Maine lobster at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, the restaurant at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island, and steamed or boiled lobster may never quite measure up again.

Dining at Muse in Newport - Veal Dish Picture
Veal dish at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo tour of new fine dining restaurant in Newport continues with the main course.

Dessert at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright Restaurant Newport RI
Crisp Chocolate Meringue with White and Dark Chocolate Mousse and a Raspberry Sorbet was the most visually stunning of the dessert selections at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright restaurant in Newport, RI.

Muse Newport Chef's Signature Tasting Menu
The Chef's Signature Tasting Menu, a five-course feast with or without paired wines, is an ideal way to experience Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, the restaurant at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island. Known for his whimsical fare at the White Barn Inn, Cartwright's Muse is a bit more serious but equally memorable.

Dining in Newport RI at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright - A Special Occasion Restaurant
Dining in Newport, RI, to celebrate a special occasion? Muse by Jonathan Cartwright impresses with the quality of both its food and its service.

Fine Dining in Newport Rhode Island at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright
Muse Newport review. Enjoy fine dining in Newport, Rhode Island, at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright at the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel. You'll savor the elegant surroundings of this 1909 mansion, formerly known as Vanderbilt Hall, and sumptuous cuisine prepared under the direction of one of New England's top chefs.

Bar at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright at Vanderbilt Grace in Newport RI
Have a drink at the bar before dinner at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, the restaurant housed in the Vanderbilt Grace hotel, formerly Vanderbilt Hall, in Newport, RI.

Muse by Jonathan Cartwright - Day Boat Scallop Appetizer
Muse by Jonathan Cartwright review and photos of menu items including Day Boat Scallop appetizer.

Lobster Bisque - Muse Restaurant Newport
Lobster Bisque is a rich, creamy starter at Muse, Jonathan Cartwright's restaurant in Newport.

Bash Bish Falls Photo - Leaving Bash Bish Falls Behind - Waterfall Photo Hike to Bash Bish Falls
Bash Bish Falls in Massachusetts is sensationally beautiful and hard to leave behind, especially when you realize it's an uphill hike back to your car.

Thomas Tew Rum - Visit Newport Distilling for a Taste of Thomas Tew Rum
Thomas Tew Rum is the first rum made in Newport, Rhode Island, since 1842. Rum tasting tours offer Newport visitors the chance to sample this distinctive craft spirit.

Bash Bish Falls Photograph - Berkshires Massachusetts Waterfalls Two Falls Many Visitors
This photograph of Bash Bish Falls in southwestern Massachusetts shows that you're unlikely to find yourself alone at the waterfalls, as they're a popular Berkshires tourist attraction.

Bash Bish Falls Photo Album - Bash Bish State Park Massachusetts Twin Waterfalls Dramatic Plunge
In this photo, the twin waterfalls of Bash Bish Falls in Massachusetts drop in a dramatic, 80-foot V over steep boulders.

Picture of Bash Bish Falls Massachusetts
Bash Bish Falls picture. When you come upon Bash Bish Falls for the first time, you'll feel as though you've discovered a secret, woodland cascade. In truth, though, these impressive twin waterfalls, the highest falls in Massachusetts, are a quite popular Berkshires attraction.

Infinity Hall Photos - Infinity Music Hall Norfolk CT
Photos of Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT. Infinity Music Hall is Connecticut's newest and oldest entertainment venue.

Infinity Music Hall - New Life for a Classic Building
Infinity Hall and its bistro are housed in a distinctive Victorian structure that features Japanese design elements and a vibrant coat of paint. You can't miss Infinity Hall when you drive through Norfolk on Route 44.

Infinity Hall Stage Photo
Although the Infinity Hall building has had several incarnations--it was even a grocery store for a spell--the proscenium stage dates to the original opera hall, which was built in Norfolk in 1883.

Photo - J. Geils and the James Montgomery Band at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk CT
J. Geils and James Montgomery really wowed the standing-room-only crowd at the Infinity Music Hall.

Infinity Hall Mezzanine - Cabaret Style Balcony Seating at Infinity Hall in Norfolk Connecticut
If you've read my Infinity Hall review, you know that the balcony is the place to be, whether you're watching a concert or comedy. Not only is the mezzanine level seating comfortable and uncrowded, there's table service available for guests who'd like to order food and drinks.

Infinity Hall View from the Mezzanine After a Show
Even though Infinity Hall's stained glass windows revealed views of falling snow outside, the James Montgomery Band kept the place hot and the packed house energized for more than two-and-a-half hours. Here's the view of the music hall and stage from the mezzanine after most of the crowd has headed out into the cold winter eve.

Hartford Free Shuttle Bus - Hartford Star Shuttle Free Transportation Getting Around Hartford Connecticut
Hartford Free Shuttle Bus. The Hartford Star Shuttle provides free transportation around downtown Hartford, Connecticut. It connects the Connecticut Convention Center with downtown hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. Here's your guide to riding the Star Shuttle, including where the shuttle stops, how to spot the bus, hours of operation and taking the kids.

Hartford Star Shuttle - Easy to Spot Shuttle Buses Provide Free Transportation Around Downtown Hartford
Hartford Star Shuttle: The easy-to-spot Hartford Star Shuttle buses provide regular free transportation around downtown Hartford.

Hartford Connecticut Free Star Shuttle Service is Free and Friendly - Free Transportation in Downtown Hartford Connecticut
Hartford Connecticut Free Star Shuttle Service: Take advantage of free and friendly transportation around downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Visitors, convention attendees, downtown residents and those who work downtown are all welcome to use this free shuttle service.

Free Hartford Shuttle - Hartford Star Shuttle is Free and Convenient Way to Get Around in Downtown Hartford CT
Free Hartford Shuttle: It may not be super comfortable, but the Hartford Star Shuttle is a convenient and free way to get around in downtown Hartford, CT.

Hartford Star Shuttle - Kids Can Ride Hartford's Free Downtown Shuttle Bus - Hartford Connecticut
Hartford Star Shuttle: Bringing your kids to Hartford, Connecticut? The free Hartford Star Shuttle bus makes getting around the city with kids easy.

Shoveling Out from Winter Storm Nemo - Picture
When a blizzard dumps more than two feet of snow on New England, EVERYONE in the family has to help dig out. Page 4.

Winter Tree Photo
When a storm like this hits New England, there's no alternative but to be patient, to enjoy the quiet, to embrace the comforts of home and to appreciate Mother Nature's wild whims and fierce beauty. Page 8.

Fall Foliage View October 7 2014
The latest fall foliage conditions in Connecticut for October 7, 2014.

Fall Foliage Photo on the First of October
Fall foliage photo for the first day of October in Connecticut.

Fall Foliage View in CT September 23 2014
Fall foliage view in CT on September 23, 2014. Watch the autumn leaves change with me.

Fall Foliage Outside My Window September 10 2014
Watch along with me as the 2014 fall foliage season gets underway in New England. I'll share a new photo of the leaves in my Connecticut backyard each week.

Fall Foliage Conditions in CT 9-16-14
Fall foliage conditions in Connecticut on 9-16-14. The view outside my window is still green, with the height of the fall foliage season in CT weeks away.

Peak Fall Leaves in CT on October 14 2014
Fall leaves are reaching their peak in central Connecticut on October 14, 2014.

Fall Foliage in Connecticut Just Past Peak
Fall foliage in Connecticut is just past peak but still a lovely sight on October 21, 2014.

Late Fall in Connecticut
Late fall in Connecticut at the end of the foliage season.

Fall Foliage in CT Outside My Window October 8 2013
The latest look at the leaves in Connecticut during the fall foliage season for October 8, 2013.

Last 2013 Fall Foliage Photo
On the eve before Halloween, this final scene of the fall foliage in Connecticut shows the gentle conclusion of the season.

Southern New England Fall Foliage Update for September 25 2013
Fall color change is a bit delayed in southern New England in the last week of September 2013, but hints of foliage brilliance to come are beginning to appear.

Fall Foliage Update Connecticut October 2 2013
Dramatic change in the fall foliage view outside my window now that October has arrived in Connecticut.

Fall Foliage Outside My CT Window October 16 2013
The fall foliage view outside my CT window on October 16, 2013.

Late Season Fall Foliage Connecticut
A photo of the view outside my window in central Connecticut showing late season fall foliage.

2013 Fall Foliage Reports - Watch Leaves Change in New England with Weekly 2013 Photos
2013 fall foliage reports. Wondering what the fall foliage conditions are like in New England? Here's the view outside my central Connecticut window for September 11, 2013. Watch the leaves change with foliage photo updates each week during the fall of 2013.

Fall Foliage View in CT on September 19 2013
Any sign of fall foliage color in Connecticut in the third week of September? Even after temperatures dropped and there were patches of frost last night, you may be surprised by the scene in the latest view outside my window.

Fresh Ground Peanut Butter from the Farm Store at Red Apple Farm Phillipston Massachusetts
Fresh ground peanut butter is one of many made in Massachusetts specialty food products you can buy at the farm store at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Massachusetts. Others include cider donuts, apple dumplings, homemade fudge, fruit-topped ice cream, caramel apples, apple cider and maple cotton candy.