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In Quebec...

In Quebec…

Annie Graves is a travel, home, and feature writer with deep roots in New England, and a love of the well-packed travel bag.   

As Home & Garden editor, and a regular contributor to Yankee magazine, a New England icon with a readership of close to two million, I’m always looking for the poetry, even as I embrace our rugged landscape and weathered shingles.

In the ongoing Yankee feature, “Could You Live Here,” I go behind the scenes at destinations like Fryeburg, Maine; Mystic, Connecticut; and Exeter, New Hampshire. See Travel, From Maine to RI, and Travel Blogs. 


...on the Champlain Islands...

…on the Champlain Islands…

As Yankee’s Home & Garden editor, I’ve deepened my love of New England architecture—and increased my admiration of how we keep one step ahead of home repairs. See House & Garden

And I’ve been fortunate to step inside the working studios of some of our talented artisans, from blacksmiths to potters to painters. See Open Studio

Herbal goodness

…drying herbs…


NEW Northampton, MA: Could You Live Here: On the coldest day of the winter, which is soon to lead… (Yankee, January 2018)

NEW Mystic, CT: Could You Live Here: The waters run deep in this lively seaport… (Yankee, 2017)

NEW Exeter, NH: Could You Live Here: Spring comes early… (Yankee, March 2018)



NEW Farmhouse Style on a Budget: Bre Doucette’s farmhouse, built in 1846, would be… (Yankee, Mar 2018)

NEW Imagination Houses: Less than 20 miles apart, two very different houses… (Yankee, Jan 2018)


…at Brimfield...

…at Brimfield…


A World of Their Own: Maine Peninsulas (Yankee): Midway down the western side of Harpswell…

Secrets of the Spring Foragers (Yankee): Our great winter hibernation rumbles to its end…

Tasha Tudor: Legendary Children’s Book Illustrator (Yankee): There’s a layer of quiet dust on the drawing pad by the north-facing window. All is in readiness…

YANKEE TRAVEL BLOGs: Off-Season (Just Barely) in Provincetown, MA *** Bar Harbor’s Coastal Cousin: Winter Harbor, ME *** Cozy Charm in the Litchfield Hill: Salisbury, CT *** Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH

RUDY, A NEW ENGLAND DOG: To Eat or Not to Eat (March 2018); and a few past favorites: Rudy Breaks His Silence and Rudy Meets (Cuppa) Joe

...and on the road...

…and on the road…

Past stories include a woman’s unusual gift to her town, in Elizabeth’s Gift. A Rhode Island fixer-upper, and treasure hunting at Brimfield. Plus unexpected uses for Bag Balm, and a look at how Newport mansions out-glitz themselves at Christmas.

For more travel, home, and health, please click on these links.

6 Responses to Home Page

  1. Greg Dawson says:

    Years ago Wells Beach in Maine was nearly vacant because of these flies. They brought in dragon fly larvae and put it in the streams around Wells Beach. Voila, the green heads were eaten before they got to the beach. True story in the early 70’s.

  2. Robert Waite says:

    I grew up in Ipswich and worked at Crane Beach summers while in school. While I can’t say I loved your green head piece (because the words love and green head are difficult to put together for one who once swatted 100 to death while waiting for a ride home in Argilla Road), I must say you have written the definitive article. Well done!

    Robert Waite
    (Now safe in Ottawa, Canada

  3. Dear Annie,
    My wife and I are long-time South Jersey beach goers, we own a summer place in Brigantine (just North of Atlantic City) and I can vouch for the fact that Brigantine folks lay claim to being the Greenhead Fly Capital of the World !! A dubious distinction to say the least, thanks for spending time shedding light on these maleficient monsters…
    Kindest Regards,
    Patrick and Angel Sasso
    West Shore Drive
    Brigantine, NJ

  4. Chris Codrington says:

    Hello Annie;
    I was just brushing up on my green fly lore when I found your piece in Yankee on them brutal little Mothers (who would have imagined the expression true in this case!) Anyway thanks for spreading the word (tongue in cheek) before its too late and Im glad they let you off the beach and I off my boat alive. Please take precautions…at least one is bound to get through…..
    Thanks for a good read
    Great South Bay, NY

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