A Taste of Basin Harbor

My husband and I have always loved Vermont. We soak in the mountain air and dive into the lakes. We love the small towns and craft breweries. I have a little saying about Vermont: Vermont is the only state I know where you can stop at a gas station to …

The Francis: Portland Maine

Maine has had a special place in my heart ever since we moved to the United States.  In high school, I went to Maine for summer camp.  More than that though, Maine reminds me of my home and native land.  There are many Canadians in Maine, whether their families emigrated …

The Row Hotel: Assembled to Perfection

You can find me here in the morning with my coffee and the paper. I have been a fan of Assembly Row since the day I stepped foot by the Mystic River.  That chilly fall day by the river, I watched a bucket loader full of Legos ceremoniously pour onto …

Boston Hotel Spotlight: Element Seaport

Finding a hotel in any metropolitan city can be a little mind boggling. There are the posh hotels downtown that risk being party central, budget busting, or just too close to the hustle and bustle to be conducive to a good night’s sleep. There are the hotels that claim to …

The Porches Inn: North Adams

   North Adams is an interesting little spot in Western MA.  We like to go there in the Fall for a little hike, a little art, and a little r & r.  We also love going there in the Winter for some outdoor winter swimming, some small beans family resort …