Travel

Three of my Favorite Spots in Massachusetts

With all the writing I do about serious environmental and regulatory issues, this seemed like a good time to switch focus and write instead about the more enjoyable side of the environment.  So today’s topic is three of my very favorite Massachusetts places: Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield; Laughing Brook in Hampden; and 40 Steps in […]

Missing Nemo; Finding Silver

On February 7, 1978 I was sitting comfortably on the lanai in Honolulu Hawaii’s charming Manoa Valley.  The morning edition of the Honolulu Star Bulletin was on my lap and every story above the fold was about the giant snow-storm that had completely paralyzed the northeastern United States; a storm that would be known ever-after […]

The Berkshires: A Wine Enthusiast is Born

On a recent trip to the Berkshires my husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Blantyre.  A “Relais et Chateaux” and Forbes 5 Star property located in the charming Berkshire town of Lenox, MA.  While discussing options for afternoon sight seeing, Blantyre’s wine director, Christelle Cotar, invited us to tour the cellar of […]

Extreme Engineering – Ice Hotel

What’s your idea of a great vacation destination?  Exploring the Mayan ruins?  Swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands?  Or perhaps doing a bit of skiing in Vale, Colorado?  Consider visiting an engineering marvel, a hotel that is built anew each year.  Yes, you read that right.  This hotel is demolished and reconstructed year after […]