Lassoing the Sun: An Ode to National Parks and People

By the end of the first two pages of Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks, by Mark Woods, I was hooked. This is not just a memoir of Woods’s year traveling through national parks, one park per month, so he could write about the experience, it’s a memoir that hits upon the universal need for […]

June 24th, 2016|Arizona, Florida, Maine, What a Trip|

Summer in Ogunquit, Maine

Epic Vacation, Part I

I decided to forgo camp this summer and instead plucked my kids from the San Francisco fog for summer as it is meant to be — hot, sticky, and humid. East Coast style.

My family was planning to get together for a week on Cape Cod in late July, but I thought it […]

August 7th, 2013|Maine|

Top 10 Snowboarding Mountains in the US and Canada

Posted by Nancy D. Brown

When I wrote the Best Snowboarding Mountains post for I was sitting in front of my computer on a warm day in October, not a hint of snow in sight. Finally, the snow has appeared in Northern California. Boarders and skiers can actually hit the slopes and enjoy the white […]

December 20th, 2008|California, Canada, Maine, Oregon, Vermont|