D.C. On A Dime

In October Andy and I took on a challenge: spend three days in Washington D.C., round trip from North Conway, NH, for under $1000.  It was a success, thanks largely to the free Smithsonian and his tiny appetite.  It was a wonderful experience.  He saw the nation’s most important exhibits, documents and even witnessed the…

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Redfishing on The Lower Laguna Madre, Texas

The Lower Laguna Madre is a hypersaline bay on the southeastern tip of Texas.  Over 400 square miles in area, the estuary has almost no fluid exchange with the Gulf of Mexico to the east.  It receives most of its fresh water input from the Arroyo Colorado River, a gentle flow of water that winds its way through…

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Simple fly fishing, Tamworth, NH

Over 100 years ago Dr. Remick was the only town doctor in the small community of Tamworth, New Hampshire.  His legacy was passed down through the years, as many other physicians accepted his torch from their predecessors.  His farmhouse has since been converted into a museum rich which history.  Children revel at the facility during…

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Glamping and photos alike

This past week a torch was passed.  The venerable Anne Fitzgerald, my Travel Editor at The Boston Globe retired her post, only to be replaced by Christine Morris.  If only the two could both steer the helm we’d be amazed at what they’d produce, but the time came for the changing of the guard and Anne…

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Bringing it back to Inner Harbor, Baltimore

I grew up near Baltimore, Maryland.  Some of my earliest memories were in its Inner Harbor.  Sharks at the aquarium.  Submarines and civil war ear sloops of war.  Crabs.  Oysters.  I recently had the opportunity to return for a medical conference with a side project being an upcoming article for the Miami Herald.  Below are…

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Skiing and Mushing Mont Tremblant, Quebec

This winter our family headed to Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains to Mont Tremblant to taste the European flare, shimmering dogsled trails and miles of trails.  From the children’s favorite waterpark, La Source, to the summit restaurant, it was a memorable experience for all of us.  Read about it in the Boston Globe.

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3rd Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop

On November 9, more than 150 skiers and snow enthusiasts converged on North Conway, N.H. for the third edition of the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW). Having doubled enrollment since its inception, the full-day event brought in presentations from some of the most revered avalanche experts in the country. “This third year seems to…

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Tuolumne, Yosemite Ntl Park, CA

Earlier this month Rob Vandergrift and I headed out to Yosemite for some early autumn climbing and fishing.  We had spectacular weather, save for the apocalyptic Rim fire.  This fire, third largest in the state’s history as of the time of this blog has committed over one-hundred million dollars and 5,000 firefighters.  It’s terrible to…

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Nutopians at Theater in The Wood

Saturday night we were dancing and singing with our very talented friends, Rex and Tom.  These guys really inspire.  Their collection of Lennon songs stir the soul.  And for a fresh, take-your-breath-away moment, Maggie’s rendition of Dear Prudence is sure to land her a deal at some point.  See these guys while they’re still playing…

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