Picnic in Boston

Perfect day for a picnic. Here are some ideas in my Boston Globe piece for where to spread your blanket and also solid tips for where to get your picnic provisions nearby. Get out there and savor summer!

Castle Island is a great spot for a picnic. Grab some food at Sullivan’s first.


My MLB Great-Grandfather is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art


I wrote this piece couple of years ago, but it is still relevant. My great-grandfather is still on deck in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Culinary Vacations

What's cooking? Culinary vacations in New England. - The Boston Globe

Culinary vacations are hot these days. Here are four getaway spots that offer hands-on cooking lessons and access to top chefs. Manor on Golden Pond Dig in to the one of the small group cooking classes at this Holderness, N.H., inn on Squam Lake.


Provence: Cook in Julia Child’s kitchen, Stay in her house

Stay and cook in Julia Child's French vacation home - The Boston Globe

When Makenna Johnston saw Julia Child’s French home in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region listed for sale on a Smith College Facebook forum in 2015, she decided to give it the old college try. “I, too, am a gargantuan Smith graduate,” says Johnston. “I clock in at 6 feet 1 inch tall, so comparatively speaking, I am short .


Salt Caves

Need to beat the winter blues? Hole up in a salt cave. - The Boston Globe

Natural salt caves are especially popular in Asia and Europe, and now re-creations of them are hot in New England, sought-out for their relaxing, meditative, and healing environments. Salt caves, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, are believed to help with many ailments and illnesses, from chronic conditions like cystic fibrosis to the common cold and allergies to skin ailments like psoriasis and eczema.


The Solar Eclipse Summer August 21, 2017

Mother Nature will put on quite the magic show this summer – the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years will cross the nation on Aug. 21. There are many destinations within the “path of totality” – or longest viewing time – from South Carolina to Oregon, and summer vacations are being planned in a hurry.

This summer, it's all about the eclipse - The Boston Globe