Fall is the time of magic light. A season when artists visit certain towns around the world and end up falling in love and relocating. Bathed in the soft light of September and beyond, these are five favorite towns for the best fall travel in coastal New England; each shines in the off season.
Speaking of the off season, visiting during this time is a favorite tip for making your travel more sustainable. Those months before or after the period that sees the highest influx of tourists and stretches towns to capacity is my most coveted time to travel.
The Rhine is known as one of Europe’s most beloved rivers. Flowing between six countries and connecting northern and southern Europe, it takes a twisting journey from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea over a stretch of approximately 720 miles. A Viking River Rhine cruise offers views of enchanting castles, impossibly steep vineyards and half timbered houses from your stateroom windows.
My eyes scan the space and everywhere there is a reminder of the sea. From the boat skeleton framework hugging the wall to the visible structural elements of the building, the ocean plays an important role. The 250 Main Hotel in Rockland, Maine is a quaint, idyllic and tranquil escape from the “hustle and bustle” of life in the fast lane.
Just over 2 hours from Boston, a visit to the charming coastal town will transport you quickly. It’s no wonder this charming boutique property has been creating buzz since opening in 2016. Airy and inviting, this art filled, independent lifestyle hotel has sweeping views of Penobscot Bay and offers luxury accommodations in a perfect location for exploring the maritime coastal town of Rockland.
The recent hot spell had me looking for cooling recipes that took advantage of all the fresh produce coming into the farmers markets. A Maine windjammer summer soup recipe filled the bill perfectly. You might have been following my recent experience of food nirvana aboard the JE Riggin. Chef and co-Captain Annie Mahle is a remarkable woman, and I thought I’d take a page out of her cookbook to transport my self back to the cooling breeze of the Maine coastline