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Ten Top Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Read this headline and you're most likely thinking "Oceanfront" -- but in this case, the water body can be ocean, lake or even river. These ten hotels and inns in the Northeast US stand out for beauty, design, service and overall ambience.

16 LGBT Must-Dos in 2016

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

It's that time of the year again: resolutions! Before you resolve to volunteer more, drink less and eat healthier you should jot down ways to improve your 2016 travel calendar.

7 Best New England Sleigh Rides

Orbitz.com | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog The holidays are all about dashing around--to buy presents, get the tree up and get last-minute offic...

50 Unbelievable (but True) Facts and Attractions Entice Curiosity Seekers to These Northeast US Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

In Inland Maine: There's a to-scale model (93,000,000:1) of our Solar System spread out over 40 miles from Houlton to Presque Isle Maine on Route 1 - the largest model of its kind in the world.

17 Charming Hideaways Far From Crowds in the Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Each of these 17 getaways from Virginia to Maine revolve around a charming inn or B&B that, though not excessively opulent, will nevertheless soothe your soul, be it through views, food, art, innkeepers or all of the above.

What the World Can Learn From New England About Living in a Changing Climate

Bradley Campbell | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Bradley Campbell

What happens in Paris affects all of us, and what happens after Paris depends on our collective efforts. As a region particularly vulnerable to warming temperatures extreme weather, and sea-level rise, New England historically has been ahead of the curve in addressing climate change.

10 U.S Cities So Stunning, You'll Feel Like You're In Another Country

trivago | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
trivago

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys -- even the best neighborhoods to live -- and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.

The Surprising Reason Firewood Prices Are Going Up

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Northeasterners who are digging deeper into their pockets to pay for firewood this season can add a new scapegoat to the roster...

New England Fall Foliage: The Best State by State

Viator | Posted 10.26.2015 | Travel
Viator

Every fall, New England rolls out a foliage carpet dressed in blazing oranges and reds, yellows and purples. It's the perfect time to visit the region. Early October is prime leaf-peeping time for the northern states, while the southern half's season stretches into late October.

Capital City to Tiny Town: Tips on Making the Transition

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As any small-town aficionado will tell you, there are plenty of advantages to living away from the big city, and you don't have to completely abandon your urban lifestyle.

The Ultimate Maine Fall Foliage Road Trip -- Day 2

Down East Magazine | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Down East Magazine

Route 2 follows the Androscoggin River northeast from Bethel, a mix of woods and farm fields. You see farm stands selling pumpkins and other falls crops, plus lawn displays, which, with their jumble of peeling shutters, wooden chairs, wheelbarrows, and birdbaths, fall somewhere between an antiques shop and a junkyard.

BOOK REVIEW Talking Walls: Casting out the Post-Contact Stone-Wall Building Myth

Stephen Hren | Posted 11.03.2015 | Books
Stephen Hren

While the myth of pioneers building this colossal earthworks has a veneer of warm, fuzzy wholesomeness at first blush, Bua's closer examination of the relevant facts makes this no more likely to be true than any other fairy tale.

The 8 Most Beautiful Places in Massachusetts You Didn't Know Existed

Thrillist | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Erik Christensen Credit: Flickr/peragro If you're into the great outdoors, nay... the greatest outdoors, then Massachusetts is where you n...

10 Of America's Best Places For Seriously Stunning Fall Foliage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel

Grab a sweater, sip some apple cider and get the heck out of your house. It's leaf peeping season, people!  There are officially 13 weekends...

Blue Hill, Maine: An Unexpected Hub of Art, Music, and Food

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

It takes a pretty remarkable town to thrive on the tractor pulls and pig races at the yearly country fair and at the same time play host to internationally renowned chamber music concerts.

A Weekend in Central Mass: The Hills

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Gabriel James Bump

I moved to Western Massachusetts from Chicago last summer. I grew up in Chicago. I know that expressway exits are strategically the best place for people with dirt-covered hands to hold up signs asking for money and help.

The New England States, Ranked By An Impartial Midwesterner

Thrillist | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Nicole Rupersburg Credit: Shutterstock What do you think about when you hear the words "New England"? Lobster rolls? Funny accents? Baaahstin? ...

15 Rockport, MA Traditions (Old and New) That Keep Getting Better

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Less than an hour North of Boston on the "other Cape" -- Cape Ann -- Rockport seems to be the people's choice for a quick New England getaway. And it has been for generations.

5 Must-Try Lobster Rolls In The U.S.

Zagat | Posted 08.05.2015 | Taste
Zagat

Nowadays, diners can find variations of the iconic summer sandwich all over the U.S., available at seafood shacks and restaurants all around the country. Here are 5 to try during your summer travels.

Your Guide to the Maine Accent

Down East Magazine | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Down East Magazine

Nancy Hopkins-Davisson never really heard herself until she heard herself on television. The year was 1975, and Nancy -- then just Hopkins, a high-school student born and raised on the island of North Haven -- was one of three young people interviewed for a Maine Public Broadcasting documentary about island life.

2 Great Days in Cape Cod

Shoptiques | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Cape Cod: It's the quintessential summer destination. Located where New England juts out like a flexed arm to meet the Atlantic Ocean, this area is the place to find the perfect mix of quaint harbors, historic towns and, of course, sandy beaches.

4 Great Lobster Rolls in New England

Hipmunk | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Ask four people where to find the best lobster roll in New England and you'll probably get four different answers. Seems simple enough: lobster meat in a hot dog bun. True lobster lovers know it's not that easy. Here are four suggestions to get your lobster mojo going.

To the Guy Flying a Confederate Flag in New England

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I know that right now you are saying, "But I'm not a racist!" "Heritage, not hate!" But this isn't your heritage. It's mine. And it is hate. And it is racism. And every time you put that flag on the back of your car, we all go back in time a little.

My Magical Love Affair with Kennebunkport, Maine

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Lulu Salavegsen

I have fallen so deeply in love. I am not even officially divorced. My life is in that numinous sweet spot of healing and new beginnings. Like I quoted in the video that's making waves, "Honor the space between No longer and Not yet." -Nancy Levin

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.