Friday, September 18, 2015

Today's Travel Finds: Tea & Cheese Class/Dinner, Clambakes, BBQ

The Grafton Inn Vermont is hosting a Tea & Cheese Class/Dinner on September 23, 2015 - Spend an evening tasting and comparing teas and cheese with Certified Tea Specialist Melanie Franks and Grafton Village Cheesemonger Joseph Green. You'll learn about and taste six different teas paired with specialty local cheeses. Following the class, Melanie and Chef Cal present a specialty dinner in The Old Tavern with four flavorful courses, each incorporating a different type of tea.  Class starts at 4:00pm and dinner is 6:00pm in the Old Tavern Dining room

On Cape Cod: The Orleans Food & Music Festival ~ Sat., Sept. 26 ~ Eldredge Park 

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Today's Travel Finds: llamas, Fall Foliage

Late Fall Foliage Package
The Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, Maine is offering a Late Fall Foliage Package - When you book three consecutive weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) between October 25 and October 29, you will receive a 15% discount off your stay. This package includes three scrumptious, hearty fall breakfasts, an area map for foliage viewing, and for the young at heart, a pile of leaves to jump into.

Fun at the Farm Package - Agape Hill Farm - This package includes walking a a llama through an obstacle course, learning the art of felting in the Fiber Shop and exploring the farm with a photo scavenger hunt.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today's Travel Finds: Pasta Making Class, a Mid-week Foliage Package, Fall-themed Recipes, a Historic Gentlemen's Supper

The Art of Pasta Making ~ October 29, 2015 ~ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
"Who doesn't love homemade pasta? Who doesn't want to learn how to make their own homemade pasta? Join Chef Diane Manteca as she leads you on a guided tour of traditional Italian pasta making in this hands-on cooking workshop. She'll begin with a demo on how to make and roll your own fresh pasta, while discussing how to match pasta shapes with appropriate sauces. You’ll then learn to craft your own ravioli, gnocchi, and tagliatelle, along with a few simple sauces. When you find that perfect sauce/pasta match, it’s amore!" Boston Center For Adult Education

The Mid-Week Fall Foliage Package at the Wildflower Inn (Vermont)   -- Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free or stay 2 nights and get 50% off the 3rd night with the Mini Explorers Package - These offers include 6 self-guided detailed maps of fall foliage driving tours to Vermont, New Hampshire and Southern Quebec. 

Fall-themed Recipes from New Hampshire Chefs - Head on over to New Hampshire Magazine and treat your taste buds to some delicous fall recipes like Cranberry and Walnut Baked Brie with Cinnamon Herb Crostini and Acorn Squash Risotto with Tart Cherries and Ricotta Salata.

Historic New England's "Mrs. Tucker's Supper" ~ Friday, August 28 at Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, Maine ~ 9:00am - 11:00am. 
This event is centered around a supper prepared by a young Mollie Tucker and the letter she wrote to her sister in April, 1860. Attendees will learn about the history behind the gentlemen's supper and what it revealed about life at Castle Tucker. Also included, is a tour of the house following the program. Admission cost for Historic New England members is $10; nonmembers $15.


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Today's Travel Finds: Cookbook Author Series in Boston, Touring Mansions in Newport, Pampering in New Hampshire

Check out the annual Dewey Square Cookbook Author Series (In August and September)  - Meet the authors and engage with local food experts as they share their knowledge and excitement about cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dewey Square Farmers Market is located at the corner of Summer St., and Atlantic Ave., across from South Station. For the upcoming schedule, visit the blog of the newly opened Boston Public Market.

Four remarkable audio tours bring you a new and unique perspective on the lives of the poeple who lived and worked in the grand mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. To learn more, visit

Pampering in the Mountains: The Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire is offering a Simply Spa-tacular Package. It includes a $100 daily spa credit, a glass of wine or champagne each night following your spa treatment, nightly turndown service, a special welcome gift and daily breakfast.

Enjoy a Picnic in the Berkshires: Blantyre Resort at Your Service

The charming Blantyre Resort in Lenox, MA, will prepare a special picnic basket or to-go disposable bag for your time out and about in the Berkshires or a picnic in their beautiful gardens. 24-hour notice is required.

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