Front Cover of the 4th edition of "Day Trips New England " to be published in June 2021 For me, writing is never particularly easy; it's always work. But these months in isolation working on the 4th edition of Day Trips New England have been a welcome distraction from pandemic constraints. Day Trips New England … Continue reading Revising, Rewriting, Updating “Day Trips New England”
It’s February in New England. It’s cold and dark and it’s hard not to allow this time of year to get you down. My best advice for those that don’t care for the cold ? Embrace the season in all its chilliness. A long weekend away really can be a wonderful reset. Here are some … Continue reading Five Thrifty New England Winter Weekend Get-Aways
After nearly 9 months I can finally say that “No Access Boston” is finished. Not that I don’t have some things to do- like get a few more photographs, track down a couple of photo permission forms and proof the editor’s corrections. But in terms of actual writing- I’m done ! Some thoughts on the … Continue reading “No Access Boston” Submitted !
Not only do I write guidebooks, but I buy them. And whenever I book a trip, I always purchase a couple of up-to-date travel guide books to help me with the travel planning process. But I also always choose a pre- vacation read based on where I'm traveling. A good novel, biography, or work of … Continue reading Reading, Traveling,Writing New England
Whether you identify as left or right or somewhere in-between, the Trump presidency has created a tumultuous political climate that is difficult to ignore. As a New England travel book writer, part of my job is to be an ambassador to the region. Writing about politics is a tricky business. But just as I need to … Continue reading New England Travel Writing and Politics
I just finished rewriting Day Trips New England. Of all my books, Day Trips New England is my most comprehensive and most wide ranging. Originally published in 2011 , it is now in its 3rd edition. It has been 3 years since the last revision and boy, have there been lots of changes ! Here are … Continue reading Day Trips New England: Lots of Changes Over the Past Three Years
The first work day of 2017 is conveniently the first Monday of the year. It's the perfect time to share my latest writing news! I am rewriting Day Trips New England (Globe Pequot) for publication in the early summer. I am so excited to have the opportunity to update and revise this book. Covering all … Continue reading Writing News for 2017
Last month, I gave a talk about New England's Colonial Inns & Taverns at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy. I was worried that no one who show up. But the audience of 25 Quincy residents was delightful and they were eager to share their own New England travel experiences. One gentlemen talked about the … Continue reading Writer Challenges: Public Speaking
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