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That’s the slogan of the state of Maine, which rests on a foundation of simplicity, peace, sky, sea, and pine trees. Miles and miles and MILES of pine trees! Portland, its largest city, is something else, however. Located on a … Continue reading

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Haute Cuisine by the Side of the Road!

One of the great word-of-mouth places to eat in the Pioneer Valley is affectionately called the Snack Shack. Which is a perfect descriptor (although not its official name) — All kinds of folk, at all hours, by the side of … Continue reading

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Where to Lose Weight on Vacation…

I really had to laugh when I saw the headline in the New York Times Health Section:  Where to Lose Weight on Vacation. Here we are in Arizona, not a scale in the rented house, but all I need is … Continue reading

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