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Will Fall Foliage Be Worth Seeing This Year in New England? Here's An Expert's Forecast

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/03/2019, 8:15 PM

New England’s fall foliage show is right around the corner. Leaf peepers are polishing their binoculars, planning their routes, and booking their B&Bs. In preparation for this popular season, I spoke with Mel Allen, the Editor of Yankee Magazine, to get his take on what road trippers can expect in the coming months. Pauline Frommer: I need to start this interview by saying that the website of ...

Have Joint, Will Travel....And Travel...And Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/10/2016, 11:00 PM

Though the election was a buzz kill for many, there was a silver lining for some: a growing haze of pot smoke. California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine all legalized recreational marijuana, which led industry magazine Travel Weekly to wonder if this is now the golden age of "cannabis tourism"? As the magazine noted, both Colorado and Washington State, which legalized bud several yea...

New England Ski Resorts Improving Snowmaking Capacity After Disappointing 2015-16 Season

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/03/2016, 4:00 AM

The winter of 2015-16 was the warmest on record for many parts of New England, according to the National Weather Service. For the region's ski resorts, that meant a marked lack of natural snowfall. Vermont's Killington Mountain Resort, for instance, only got 81 inches all season (way down from an average of 250 inches), while Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts received a pitifu...

Family Credits Shark-Tracking App in Close Call with Great White

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/29/2016, 12:30 PM

A Massachusetts family had a close call with a great white shark this week, and they're crediting a new app for saving the day.  Kressley Goldstein, her sister-in-law, her husband, and their two kids were spending a quiet afternoon on Cape Cod's Chatham beach, when Goldstein got a notification from Sharktivity, an app launched by the non-profit Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. The app is ...

Meteorologists Predict Changing Weather Will Make This Year's Fall Foliage Different

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/16/2015, 5:00 PM

First the bad news: leaf-peeping along North America’s eastern seaboard, and in the inland areas of New England, may not be quite as vivid an event as it usually is in 2015. Yankee magazine, which keeps a meteorologist on staff to make such predictions, is just one of the many voices predicting less color. “It’s going to be a little bit of a mix this year because we had one of the fi...

Salem Still Bewitches: What to See In MA's Historic Town

By Gretchen Kelly

Posted on 04/17/2014, 5:30 PM

  If you’ve been watching TV trailers you may have seen the promos for the new WGN America series Salem.  Taking a page from the popular show American Horror: Coven, which was also about witches and featured a creepy/stylish trailer, Salem features the real characters and story of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials—along with Game of Thrones scene stealing nudity, sex and the ever-popular th...

Supporting Boston: Why We Should All Return to this Spectacular City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

London. Madrid. New York City. Mumbai. Bali. Washington, DC. Just a short list of the great world destinations that have been hit by devastating terrorist attacks in the last decade-and-a-half. All are thriving today, and all remain among the top places in the world for tourism. But that “happy ending” didn’t come all at once in some cases. Both Bali and New York City, in particular, s...

Supporting Boston: Why We Should All Return to this Spectacular City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

London. Madrid. New York City. Mumbai. Bali. Washington, DC. Just a short list of the great world destinations that have been hit by devastating terrorist attacks in the last decade-and-a-half. All are thriving today, and all remain among the top places in the world for tourism. But that “happy ending” didn’t come all at once in some cases. Both Bali and New York City, in particular, s...

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