New England - off the beaten path

Monday, February 16, 2009

Two recommendations; If you're a skier and like a bit of pampering and REAL FOOD, Windham, NY in the Catskill Mountains is a great little town. I stayed at an upscale B&B called Catskill Maison; owned by a bubbly, charming and SMART mother/daughter team (Mom is a college professor, daughter, Lea is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thimble Islands, CT

I wrote this for a boating magazine several years ago; Small-town friendliness and timeless charm combine to make these private islands and their port town of Stony Creek a perfect New England refuge. photographs by Caryn B. Davis My mother gets a wistful look in her eye when she speaks of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Haven, CT

Marlon Brando shouted, “Stella!” for the first time on the stage of the Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT while performing in the 1947 premier of A Streetcar Named Desire. Julie Andrews sang “The Rain in Spain” to Rex Harrison, and Yule Brenner twirled his ladylove here before My Fair Lady and The... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Indoor Waterparks

I've just returned to my room at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA after watching my son and his friend surf for a few hours. Right -that's surf, as in on waves, and it was almost as fun for me to watch as it was for the boys to hang twenty (thats fingers and toes on wakeboards). The "Flow... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Algonquin Peak - Adirondacks; my son's Youtube Video

Just a glimpse of the beauty of upstate NY; Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Foliage in Westchester County, NY

Westchester County, just a few miles north of the Whitestone Bridge, is blessed with a natural grandeur not many regions can match. The autumn views west of the Hudson River, where the vistas are so outstanding they inspired a whole school of art, stir even the most sedentary to get out and boat,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Question: Whose official motto remains “Duty, Honor, County”? Hint: It’s the same institution that upholds its unofficial motto “Sink Navy”. If you guessed West Point (845-446-4724) – you know how ceremoniously competitive those Army-Navy Football games can be. Civilians are allowed a sanctioned... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mystic Seaport Ghost

I wrote this two years ago for a boating magazine - and now, just in time for Halloween....... Boo Casper’s got nothing on the Charles W. Morgan ghost. Friendly? This silent and affable pipe-smoking gent, purportedly seen by three independent groups of people while on a tour below decks earlier this... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Chester, CT

A short but sweet recommendation for those who enjoy arts and crafts, Chester, CT is home to several artist studios, galleries and one very adorable independent fashion shop; MerGirl. If you like your clothing one-of-a-kind and reasonably priced - head to MerGirl where you can watch the two... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Selling Off Yankee Stadium

Not quite New England and decidedly NOT off the beaten path, Yankee Stadium is worth mentioning because it will soon go bye-bye; and all of its pieces-parts will be up for grabs. A recent article in New York Magazine offered some projections on auction prices of some interesting memorabilia; $300... Sign in to see full entry.

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