Tag: New Hampshire

What I Did This Spring

I have been busy traveling these past couple of months. My parents were visiting us, so we decided to make good use of the balmy spring days. With a six-going-on-seven month old in tow, who I may proudly add is now quite a pro when it comes to road trips. Planes and trains are another story altogether. Will leave it for a future post.

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Hiking Mount Cardigan 3,121′


An easy hike and a bald summit offering panoramic views make Mount Cardigan a favorite with families, especially those with children. It is a New Hampshire classic, much like Mount Monadnock. To get there from Canaan on US4 (exit 17, I-89), drive north 0.5 mile on NH 118. Then turn right and following signs drive four miles to Cardigan State Park and the trailhead. … Read the rest

New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels

My story on New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels was published on GoNomad today. You can read the full story and see the rest of the pics here.

It’s Time to Bring Out those Hiking Boots

As the sun’s rays get warmer and the days get longer, the thing I look forward to most is hiking. Not much of a snowshoer yet (I am working on it), I prefer warm weather hiking to cold, dreary trudging amidst snowy trails. Maybe once I get the hang of it, I will write about snowshoeing as well. But as of now, with the onset … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Dog Sledding in New Hampshire

The Signboard Says: Northern Pass Kiss My Ass. I Say: Huh?

On our way to northern New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch, we found plenty of signs and slogans along the road, and all of them seemed to be protesting one single project – The Northern Pass. I got a passing shot of one board, which says it like it is, but there were plenty more, some less colorful than the one above. At first sight, “Northern Pass … Read the rest

Omni Mount Washington Resort

From The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel, we drove southwards to Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, for the second phase of our winter adventure. Above is a shot of our first glimpse of the imposing red and white building set against the snowy peaks of the New Hampshire mountain ranges. With spring almost here (yay!), I am looking back at our last winter getaway … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

The Balsams, New Hampshire

Here we are, in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, at one of America’s oldest and grandest resort hotels – The BALSAMS. The day kicked off with a hearty breakfast of fruits, sausages, ham, eggs, corn-crusted haddock, french toast soufflé with fresh berries and maple syrup, lyonnaise potatoes…and dark, strong coffee, just the way I like it.  As the snowflakes swirled outside the windows framing the dining … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Humongous Ice Formation

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Siwinski checks out the natural ice formation along trail 60 of  the snowshoe trail system at The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. Next weekend I will hit the trails, so watch this space for more on snowshoeing, sledding and life at The BALSAMS.