The bright colors of a traditional New England fall have taken a year off

Despite the high hopes of another vibrant Autumn in New England, the color explosions we have experienced from years past have taken a year off. Why, you ask? Thanks to the extension of summer weather during late September and early October, paired with an unusually dry September, just wasn’t a match made in heaven for…

The one New England foliage map you need

Wether you are on a weekend quest to discover some of the best fall views that New England has to offer, or you’re a seasoned photographer looking to capture some impeccable shots, fall in New England is unlike any other place in the world. The one thing you need, is a reliable foliage map. That…

No season is complete without a visit to Kringle Candle

Nothing says Autumn in New England quite like a good candle. When you’re working to bring the scents of the season indoors, it’s a pretty good bet that a candle is going to help you do just that. One of my favorite destinations to go on a candle shopping spree is Kringle Candle, located just…

Happenings weekend of July 22nd in New England

Still trying to figure out your weekend plans? There is a lot happening on this gorgeous summer weekend here in New England! Here is a rundown of some of the more popular happenings. Connecticut Wine, wine, and more wine.  Join the Connecticut Wine Trail in Goshen Saturday & Sunday at the fairgrounds for a taste…

Take a Holiday Stroll through Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

What is it about small town U.S.A? They just get everything right. The charm of the people. The perfectly lined streets decked out ever so vividly for the holidays. Visions of yesteryear floating through your head instead sugarplums. What are sugarplums? The nearby town of Stockbridge, MA is perhaps center stage for all small towns….

Book a European Valentine’s Escape Without Leaving New England

With so many hotel options on the table this time of year in preperation for the Valentines Day holiday, many find it difficult to choose the right location. As they say in real esate, location is everything, and that couldn’t be any more true for the travel industry. Luckily, the fine folks over at Jetsetter…

Road Trip: Biking the Berkshires

Summer brings with it many possibilities. For starters, you’re not trapped inside of your house staring at four walls begging to run outside and scream out for attention. During the summer, you can be a free spirit as you go where you want and do as you please without the worry of getting trapped in…

Road Trip: A Bucolic Step Back in Time to Hancock Shaker Village

This past weekend, while searching for new places to explore, I decided after hearing so much about it, that it was time to head on up to the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and explore the infamous Hancock Shaker Village, located right in Pittsfield. It’s a village that is known as the city of peace, and…

A Rockin’ Fourth of July at Lime Rock Park

This past Saturday, while thinking of where to enjoy the fireworks this weekend, I decided on making the trek up to Salisbury to enjoy the fireworks spectacular that took place at Lime Rock Park. I’ve only been to Lime Rock a handful of times, but never at night, and I must say its a rather…

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

There’s just something about summer and ice cream that makes the world seem like a better place. Maybe it’s that perfect combination of a delectable frozen desert on a warm New England summer day. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the treat that brings many back many childhood memories for so many of us as…

Day Trip: Taconic State Park

Quick Note: With so many people looking for great getaways that don’t involve costly gas purchases, the new Day Trip columns are a new series of columns designed to get you up and out this summer without putting a burden on your wallet. These columns will be focused on fun finds that are usually within…

Old Fashion Sleigh Riding

When we think of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, almost everything nostalgic comes to mind. With its rural, yet sophisticated landscape, you can’t help but to find yourself basking in memories of days gone by. This past Sunday, January 16, 2011, many found themselves to be doing just that as the Winter Classic Sleigh Rally was held on…