Seeing the USA by train

Last year I was fortunate to travel from Maine to California by train and write about the experience for several major newspapers. Since then, I’ve had lots of emails from readers who have been inspired to take the same trip.  If you’re looking for a great summer vacation, I can highly recommend traveling across the country this way.  You can read about my journey here:

If you do travel by train, please let other blog readers know how you enjoyed your trip.

Stay tuned. Soon we’ll talk about some great New England trips, Quebec City, and for those of you who have asked about the writing life, some tips for breaking into print or on-line publications.

Here Comes Summer!

If your summer plans include a visit to New England, here are a couple of  places to consider–

 Boston, home of the Red Sox, fabulous museums, the oldest public park in the country, and restaurants that have given it an international reputation.

Coastal Maine, with its seaside vistas and scenic fishing villages. Visit here and you’ll see why the state’s motto is “Maine: The Way Life Should Be.”

As we get closer to summer, I’ll write more about Boston, Maine, and interesting places to visit that I’ve been exploring while writing my new book.

Of course, I like to travel elsewhere, too. Next time, I’ll write about some other great vacation spots and I hope you’ll drop by with some favorites of your own.

Thanks for stopping by

It’s a beautiful day here in New England as we continue to enjoy a warm and sunny spring. I’m hard at work on Backroads and Byways of New England, my forthcoming book for Countryman Press/W.W. Norton.  I hope you’ll drop by often to see how the book is progressing and to hear about all that’s going on in New England. Please drop me a note if you have any questions or suggestions.