Food for Thought in Portland, Maine

“I wish this was our bedroom.” So said my husband after settling into The Francis after a quick 1.5-hour drive to Portland, Maine, from Boston. It would have been longer on the road in the summer, but hey, there are benefits to taking daytrips to seaside towns during the offseason. For one, there’s more time […]

Which Atlantic Province is Right for Your Family?

Sure, a precocious redhead named Anne on Netflix may have closed the loop regarding all things Canada between millennials and their kids, but there’s plenty more to the Atlantic provinces than Green Gables — not to say it isn’t as captivating as it was back in the 1980s! Besides gorgeous farmland and sweeping landscapes, there’s […]

Family-Friendly Ski Resorts, Maine

Traveling north for an epic ski trip can be the highlight of the whole winter season for snow-bunny families. Maine just so happens to have a healthy lineup of family-focused accommodation options for those seeking natural slopes covered in fresh powder, but with the added conveniences of home, and then some. Keep this list of […]

New England’s Luxury Stays Worth Checking Inn To

The homes of former sea captains and businessmen have new life in New England, where luxurious inns pay homage to former occupants with modern accouterments. With just 30 rooms or less, there’s plenty of relaxation and quiet. Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee may be most famous for Bike Week, but the new […]

Maine Holiday Attractions in Kennebunkport

“It looks like we’re in rural Alabama,” says my Southerner husband, although the GPS says we’re only seven minutes away from downtown Kennebunkport, Maine. It’s just tall grass, no streetlights, pavement under our wheels and silence since the radio started getting more static than tunes. During the summer, this would be packed with cars full […]

Maine’s Winter Family Fun

Heading north for the winter may seem like the last thing you want to do. From packing all the down-feather coats and warm boots to loading the kids up in the cold, it can seem a lot less like a vacation and more like work, but, for snow bunnies and winter-loving families, it’s all worth […]