Entries by Barbara Rogers

Porto Santo, Portugal’s Island of Beaches

Six straight miles of uninterrupted, white-sand beach is reason enough to choose the Portuguese island of Porto Santo for a family vacation. Never heard of Porto Santo? You’re not alone; it’s one of Europe’s last few secret beach destinations. You may have heard of Porto Santo’s big sister, the island of Madeira. Actually, Porto Santo […]

Best Family Experiences on the Maine Coast

Family vacations are what the Maine coast does best. Here are some of our family’s favorite things to do there. Make Sand Castles at Old Orchard Beach Seven miles of white sand are just the beginning of this old-fashioned beach resort’s appeal. Along with a pier that will bring waves of nostalgia to parents and […]

Summer Fun at Ski Areas Near Boston

New England’s larger ski mountains are no longer just for skiing. Many have become year-round resorts, turning their lifts and on-mountain sports facilities into summer and fall playgrounds. Several of these year-round resorts are close to Interstate 93 as it draws an almost straight line from Boston north through the center of New Hampshire. The […]