Category Archives: travel

Love traveling with your dog? Visit Bar Harbor, Maine

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Dogs aren’t just welcome at Bark Harbor, the Main Street dog boutique in this coastal town at the gateway of Acadia National Park. Their owners are greeted with a full-page, double-sided printout of “places to dine … Continue reading

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This isn’t grandpa’s general store

SAN GREGORIO, CALIF. — They don’t sell penny candy at the San Gregorio General Store, where Highway 84 intersects Stage Road less than a mile east of the Pacific Ocean. But you can buy a kick-ass margarita at the long … Continue reading

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The signs of New Zealand: From the poetic to the profane

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Images of New Zealand

A few years ago, on a five-month sabbatical in one of our favorite places in the world, Provence, France, Kathy and I snapped about 750 photos.  In the last 20 days, on the South Island of New Zealand, we’ve taken … Continue reading

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Letters from New Zealand: 10 tips for planning the best trip

METHVEN, N.Z. – Mike Johnstone has penetrating blue eyes, a face like leather and a head full of numbers. He can tell you that he and his son work 1,800 acres of the rich pastureland in the shadow of Mt. … Continue reading

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Letters from New Zealand: Finding the right rhythm

HOKITIKA, N.Z. – This morning we set out to do a bit of fossicking – beachcombing to you. We walked for more than an hour on the reddish-gray sand, strewn with driftwood, along the Tasman Sea, passing but three walkers, … Continue reading

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Letters from New Zealand: Into the (wild) west

Set between sky-propping peaks … and the vast emptiness of the western seas are forests and lakes, rivers and seashores as beautiful, as mysterious, as rich in the elemental spirit as any left on earth. — New Zealand poet Peter … Continue reading

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