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The Inn at Stonington

The Inn at Stonington »

By: Owen McDonald

Spend any time at all in Stonington, Connecticut, and it dawns on you: there’s an esoteric energy here so real you can almost touch it. Thousands of years... more

The White Barn Inn Kennebunk, Maine

The White Barn Inn Kennebunk, Maine »

By: Owen McDonald

Imagine a town straight out of a beach romance novel. Make it a tableau of coastal Maine—shingled cottages and cheery shops; placid boats; friendly... more

Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques  

Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques   »

By: Rob Marchese

The Madison Historical Society is proud to celebrate its upcoming centennial by hosting this summer’s fifth annual "Tour of Remarkable Homes" which takes... more

AAA Diamond Hotels of Connecticut

AAA Diamond Hotels of Connecticut »

By: Owen McDonald

The inspectors of AAA—who intrepidly rate hotels and restaurants throughout North America and adjacent regions—have  handed down their coveted ratings for... more

Boston by Night Top 5 Countdown

Boston by Night Top 5 Countdown »

By: Owen McDonald

Pablo Larraín's Oscar-nominated film “Jackie” starring Natalie Portman took a fresh look at the familiar JFK story. It inspires us to compose a... more

The Chanler at Cliff Walk

The Chanler at Cliff Walk »

By: Owen McDonald

In some places, classic style goes on age after brilliant age, blithe in the face of trendiness. But what does “classic” mean today? Even the finest... more

The Many Faces of New Canaan

The Many Faces of New Canaan »

By: Manuel Allende

A historic town, a cultural gem Far enough from the urban action to be countrified, but near enough to be a kind of crossroads, New Canaan, Connecticut, is... more

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion »

By: Owen McDonald

Spicer Mansion, Mystic Connecticut The Napoleonic Wars, the whaling boom, discovery of gold in California—brute force shaped maritime life in the early... more

The Coastal Traveller at The Break Hotel

The Coastal Traveller at The Break Hotel »

By: Owen McDonald

The Coastal Traveller at The Break Hotel Narragansett, Rhode Island Stretching from southern Connecticut to northern Maine, the New England coast is more... more

The Coastal Traveller at The Harbor View Hotel

The Coastal Traveller at The Harbor View Hotel »

By: Owen McDonald

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard The Obamas took their final summer vacation as First Family where they preferred to summer from the start: Martha's Vineyard.... more

The Coastal Traveller at The Mayflower Grace

The Coastal Traveller at The Mayflower Grace »

By: Owen McDonald

The Coastal Traveller at The Mayflower Grace Washington, Connecticut The more that one experiences extraordinary leisure properties, the more... more

Coastal Traveller at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills

Coastal Traveller at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills »

By: Owen McDonald

The Coastal Traveller Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills Plymouth, Massachusetts Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills had been on our radar for... more

The Coastal Traveller at Stowe Mountain Lodge

The Coastal Traveller at Stowe Mountain Lodge »

By: Owen McDonald

The Coastal Traveller at Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe, Vermont Ever set out with glorious ski vacation dreams, only to have the temperature hold at a... more

The Coastal Traveller at Winvian Farm

The Coastal Traveller at Winvian Farm »

By: Owen McDonald

Winvian Farm Litchfield Hills, Connecticut One way to measure the excellence (or mediocrity) of a resort is how pleased you are to be there during lousy... more

Simply Stonington

Simply Stonington »

By: Owen McDonald

The historic shoreline treasure of Stonington still shines I recently had the pleasure of joining an old-fashioned parlor chat in a lovely Connecticut home.... more

Coastal Traveller at The J House Greenwich

Coastal Traveller at The J House Greenwich »

By: Owen McDonald

Coastal Traveller at The J House Greenwich Riverside, Connecticut My first impression of The J House Greenwich was that it would make a decent lair for a... more

The Coastal Traveller at Ocean House

The Coastal Traveller at Ocean House »

By: Owen McDonald

Watch Hill, Rhode Island Coco Chanel famously said, "Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity." If... more

The Undiscovered Joys of Southport

The Undiscovered Joys of Southport »

By: Robin H. Phillips

The Undiscovered Joys of Southport, Connecticut Along the Connecticut coast, little south of, say, Branford can be thought of as "undiscovered." There are a... more

The Coastal Traveller at Harborview Nantucket

The Coastal Traveller at Harborview Nantucket »

By: Owen McDonald

  Did Herman Melville have a problem with Nantucket? In Moby-Dick, his fanatical Captain Ahab hailed from there. Spooky first mate Starbuck was also... more

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park »

By: Owen McDonald

Trump Central Park, New York City Towering over Manhattan’s Columbus Circle is Gaetano Russo’s 1892 statue of Christopher Columbus. He’s a... more