Turn over a new leaf:

Chase that autumn foliage on foot in New England

BOSTON Here’s a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds. More...

How a Laundromat gave me some perspective

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

Last week, our washing machine broke and our car flooded from the rain. More...

Terrazzo — the stuff of old flooring — goes upscale

Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways. More...

Engineer aims high with rooftop garden

AMSTERDAM   Standing between raised beds of plants on top of a former naval hospital, Joris Voeten can look across to the garden, cafe and terrace that decorate the sloping roof of Amsterdam’s NEMO science museum.  More...

What’s up for fall in New England?

Plenty of ideas from Yankee Magazine

Festivals, train rides and rambles around New England all offer opportunities for enjoying the region’s autumn color, and the September October issue of Yankee Magazine lists many suggestions for activities and destinations. More...

Serving up spicy sauteed fish with pineapple mango salsa

When it comes to landing dinner on the table on a weeknight, fish fillets are among the very quickest dishes you can prepare, rarely requiring more than five minutes to go from raw to ready to eat. More...

Learning to sail and to let go

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

We mothers like to hover. Even those of us who preach about not hovering, well, sometimes we still hover. It’s hard to resist at times, despite what we know about letting go. More...

Right At Home:

Stylish and savvy baskets for waste

When decorating a room, we don’t tend to give much thought to the waste receptacle. But the decorative details can be important. More...

GASPEpeninsula

Touring Canadian region on 2 wheels

GASPE, Quebec Whether you take a clockwise or counter-clockwise route, and whether it’s by motorcycle or bicycle, a two-wheeled tour of a loop around Quebec’s Gaspe peninsula is certain to please. More...

A day at the Brunswick air show

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

We took our three boys to the recent Great State of Maine Air Show at Brunswick Executive Airport, and I noticed a few things. Many things change; some things don’t More...

Antiques can add personality to garden

Adding antique garden ornaments to the landscape blends horticulture with history. One-of-a-kind pieces will personalize your property, and over time may grow into something richly rewarding — financially as well as artistically. More...

Old Sturbridge Village

Grab your bonnet and musket: It’s a 19th-century getaway

STURBRIDGE, Mass. Perhaps it was the intrigue of a straw bed or the chance to finally shoot a gun, but when asked to spend a night living like a farmer in the 19th century, I jumped at the opportunity. More...

Fear of heights, er, edges at Mt. Washington

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

Last week I had two rare opportunities: I was able to go on a road trip with just my husband and our two older boys, and I was able to see my husband afraid of something. More...

Hoppy revolution brewing in Russia

MOSCOW Pint by frothy pint, a hoppy revolution is brewing in Russia. More...

A new use for an old book? Fold it into a work of art

Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book into three-dimensional sculpture? More...

Wandering Walden Pond:

A Thoreau-ly worthwhile day trip

CONCORD, Mass. More...

‘The Care & Keeping of You’ author offers boy book

NEW YORK Attention boys: You will grow taller, sprout hair, sweat more, develop muscles, fight breakouts, acquire deeper voices and experience changes to your private parts. And those are just the basics! More...

Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO, Calif.   In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. More...

The military’s hold, even after retirement

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

After you’ve spent any time in the military, you figure out that the Department of Defense, as with all bureaucracies, has tentacles with a far reach. More...

Biking

Seeing Lake Champlain cruising along an old rail causeway

SOUTH HERO, Vt.   Abandoned rail lines have been converted into recreation paths all over the United States. More...