This past weekend I went on a day trip to one of my favorite places in the entire world, the Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve. The Mohonk Preserve is the largest visitor and member-supported nature preserve in New York State, with 165,000 annual visitors and 8,000 protected acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams. […]

This week we are going to Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the birthplace of Robert Johnson…the King of the Delta Blues Singers. Unlikely but amusing legends say Robert made a deal with the devil at the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61, which resulted in his mastery of the guitar and the blues. Unfortunately for the world, any […]

WILLIAM E. WATSON THE YEAR 1904 JANUARY ROBERT E. WATSON These words are etched into a wood panel in the antique red barn of our House of the Week. I have no idea who the Watsons were, but I imagine the answers lay in the thousands of historical household documents in boxes also stored in […]

It’s hard not to fall in love with a little red chapel in the woods. And when said woods look pristine and slightly slow-covered and I am currently sitting in a pool of armpit sweat in the muggy 90 degree weather New England soooooo loves to produce? Let’s just say I find the following images […]

As villages go, Grand View-on-Hudson is exactly what it sounds like. Smack dab on the western shore of the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York, the steep slopes of the Palisades and the lack of development or tall buildings to obstruct views help visitors see the Hudson Valley as it must have been over […]