Road Trip: Coastal Maine

A state of splendid isolation known for lobsters, blueberries and the great outdoors

Where US Route 1 veers closer to the shoreline than any other major highway, it’s often referred to as the coastal road—or the scenic route. This most certainly applies to the iconic path’s position in Maine, as it travels from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to the first coastal town, Kittery and all the way up to Canada. It’s a charming, often winding, two lanes that pass …

Infused, Smoked and Barrel-Aged Runamok Maple Syrups

The independent Vermont producer's classic taste and charming variations

Adding “flavors” does not necessarily improve a product (as we all may have learned from the vodka industry). And true maple syrup lovers know that nothing more is needed than the golden-hued goodness itself. Fortunately, Runamok Maple‘s premiere product, known as Sugarmaker’s Cut, is a premium, pure organic syrup that just so happens to marry well with a myriad of clever and complementary tastes. The …

Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides

A hail-heavy climb up the 6,288 feet tall New Hampshire peak

Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is “Agiocochook”) awaits. The Northeastern United States’ highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it’s notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny, warm March day, we certainly were at the mercy of the infamous climate—from hail storms to strong winds—and were grateful to be guided by Adventure …