Category Archives: New England Travel

Rockland: Tidal Treasure

Ah, Rockland — gritty tidal treasure on Penobscot Bay with the soul of a working waterfront and salty hipster vibe. This small seafaring gem proves that art has the power to inspire and restore, with a vibrant museum and gallery scene, award-winning restaurants, upscale … Continue reading

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Royal Pop-Up at Tempo Dulu

Lucky me – I’m invited to an eight-course Royal Thai dinner designed and prepared by Chef Goy Siwaporn, left, who hides a prodigious talent in her tiny frame. Best of all, the sparkling eight-course dinner is held at The Danforth … Continue reading

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Staycation Part II – Up the Munjoy

My neighborhood of Munjoy Hill is a wondrous place where endless ocean meets blue sky. We have fussy formal gardens in brand new pots. Messy gardens in antique containers, overgrown and effusive. And, oops! a few accidental gardens – there’s … Continue reading

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Summer Staycation, Part One

“People are crazy and times are strange   I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range  I used to care, but things have changed” Summer usually finds me on the road visiting inns and bistros. This year I decide to … Continue reading

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My Little Town

Westport is a quiet hunk of Connecticut shoreline originally populated by the native Pequot tribe. Nestled between the Saugatuck River and Long Island Sound, this pretty tidal treasure is a mere 47 miles of commuter rail from New York City, … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine II

My friend Bob Greene is cool. He is tall, suave, and an excellent cook. Bob is a tennis writer who travels the world to watch famous and not-so-famous athletes whack a fuzzy yellow ball across a net at 100 mph. … Continue reading

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The Mighty North Atlantic Blues Fest

Fresh from my blues-immersion at the Montreal Jazz Fest, I head to picturesque Rockland for the most righteous blues event on the East Coast, the North Atlantic Blues Festival. The annual two-day event takes place at the public landing overlooking … Continue reading

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