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Key West in New England

A couple of things spring to mind when I think of Key West—tiny roosters crowing at dawn, sun-soaked colors, and a kicked-back breeziness that goes much deeper than Jimmy Buffet. Because before Buffet, there was Hemingway. Ernest loved it down … Continue reading

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Peaks Island Escape

Adjectives ensue on the ferry ride to Peaks Island from Portland, Maine. Frothy, brilliant, sparkling, sea-salty. Everything a quick 20-minute ferry ride should be. The boat docks at Forest City Landing, where Casco Bay ferries have been unloading since the … Continue reading

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Best Farmers’ Market in New England?

For a little taste of southern France in northern New England, the Burlington Farmers’ Market on Saturday is the ne plus ultra. Translation: fairly unbeatable. Vendors crowd Burlington’s City Hall Park and spill onto Saint Paul Street, which is closed … Continue reading

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The Largest Freshwater Lake…

…in the East holds a scattering of islands strung together like fish on a line, generously strewn with some of the prettiest farms and fields in New England. The Lake Champlain Islands rise out of the mist like Atlantean remnants, … Continue reading

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The Most Photographed Farm in New England

Oof, it’s been a while, but the best way to jump back in is to take a leap, right? I’ll pick up as if I never took a huge breath and signed on to help my mom move from her … Continue reading

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America’s Stonehenge in Salem, NH

Anyone who’s a fan of standing stones, mystery, or controversy should run (or drive) to investigate America’s Stonehenge, in Salem, NH. This sprawling installation—a mix of stones, henges (circular Bronze Age structures), Oracle Chamber, and purported Sacrificial Table—is ringed round … Continue reading

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An Iconic Russian Museum in Clinton, MA

Words like “iconic” crop up in our modern culture with the frequency of reality TV shows, losing all meaning in the process, but the Museum of Russian Icons, in Clinton, MA, lives up to every definition of the word. Pictorial representations. … Continue reading

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