Maria Olia’s latest book is New England’s Colonial Inns & Taverns: Centuries of Yankee Hospitality (Globe Pequot). Profiling 50 of America’s oldest public houses and with full-color photos throughout, New England’s Colonial Inns & Taverns is part travel guide, part coffee table book. Order a copy here.


This book is a cozy nook within New England Americana. The Source, Madison, Connecticut.

Me at the Union Oyster House…it’s in the book!

Maria Olia is a travel writer and essayist. She has written extensively about Boston and New England and has authored five travel books on the region including Discovering Vintage Boston,  Day Trips New EnglandInsiders’ Guide to Massachusetts and the Little Black Book of Boston. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Boston GlobeWorking Mother and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications.