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 …

I Am Show Girl Now: Boston Globe Travel Show

I have been provided with passes to preview the Boston Globe Travel Show. Until recently I had never really been to a convention center for anything. I guess I have been to the New England Food show, but that’s it. This year though, I had my first car show experience …

Spring Break: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Spring Break in New England is a bit of a dilemma.  It is when the flowers start blooming. The weather is great and you just want to stay put to enjoy spring’s début.  On the other hand, it is a full week with no school for the kids and if …

Car Treats: Summers on the Run

In the summer, we somehow find ourselves spending a lot more time in the car and a lot more time outside.  From trips to the pool and beach to carpools to and from camp, the car is our home away from home.  With hungry swimmers and campers, avoiding extra stops …

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 …