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Vermont back road near Weston VT

On the road near Weston VT to tell a New England story (photo by Eric)


My name is Eric and as editor and publisher of VisitingNewEngland.com, I love telling a good New England story. Always have, always will.

What makes a good New England story? I believe it's the ability to paint a picture of the six-state region through detailed personal experiences, feelings, accuracy and, whenever possible, a great accompanying photo.  Put it this way: most conversations are centered around personal stories and gossip.  While we don't resort to gossip on VisitingNewEngland, we like to think of the personal New England stories akin to having a living room conversation with your best friend. We have just chosen the written word as the form in which to tell a story.

Life is not a press release.  You already know the "who,what, when, where," of your daily lives -- much in the vein of a press release -- but going beyond to the "why" and "how" allows a storyteller to hopefully inspire through details and personal experiences. Yankee Magazine does this especially well, as does Boston's Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, Mass., and New Hampshire Chronicle on WMUR-TV Channel 9 in Manchester NH. The folks at these media outlets have a longstanding gift of telling great New England stories and I encourage everyone to get more acquainted with these New England media storytelling platforms.

My story is a little bit different as I am a one person operation. I have no publisher, managing editor, editor or even advertising manager telling me what to do -- and no corporate restraints and meetings to attend.

Sounds great, doesn't it?  Well, this can be a blessing and a curse. I do feel blessed writing whatever I want without constraints, but with the curse of having to go beyond just writing. I am also the social media, advertising, marketing and layout and design managers!  So, I don't have as much time as I would like to write and there's no company backing if business slows down.

But I digress, as sometimes happens in the art and science of straight-from-the-heart travel storytelling. Ultimately, we are here to communicate and motivate and, in turn, hopefully inspire you to discover more of the wonders of New England travel. I prefer writing in a simple style with little complexity so that the thoughts in the articles are clear and concise. How many articles have you read that seem more of a vehicle for the writer to state his or her brilliance than to actually benefit the reader with useful information? We simply want everyone to enjoy our articles. Plus, real friends don't act pretentious around each other!

With that said, I have picked a few New England travel articles here from VisitingNewEngland and its blogs The Thrifty New England Traveler and New England Travel and Vacation Gazette that, I believe, tell a good story...

Why Walpole NH ranks as one of the best quintessential New England towns.

Walking downtown Greenfield MA and coming across a Main Street USA of yesteryear.

How York Beach Maine satisfies all aspects of a New england coastal vacation.

Finding exterior Victorian charm, and on the inside delicious, affordable comfort foods at the Assonet Inn, Freetown MA.

Getting lost at the Montague Bookmill in Montague MA.

Savoring Rhode Island wieners at Olneyville in Providence.

Exploring the peaceful side of coastal New England at the FarmCoast.

Discovering a Wrentham MA monastery where nuns sell and make homemade chocolates.

Portland Maine is quickly becoming the city fo choice for New England travelers.

Coming across wonderful homemade foods at The Little White Market, located in a hidden small white house in Hopedale MA.

Taking in Bellows Falls on the other side of the Vermont tracks.

Spending a classic small town New England day in West Brookfield MA.

Discovering Farmer in the Dell, a farm-to-table restaurant in Walpole MA.

Escaping the fast-paced urban, suburban and tourist trap areas of New England by visiting a historic inn in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut.

Driving 90 minutes to Parker's Maple Barn in Mason, N.H., for breakfast.

Shancakes Bakery in Leominster MA tastes the sweet success of a family run business.

Finding quaint Pawtuxet Village, located within two densely populated Rhode Island cities.

Richie's Italian Ice In Everett MA withstands the test of time.

Enjoying date night at Clay Hill Farm in Cape Neddick, Maine.

Coming across authentic mill village splendor in Harrisville RI.

Getting cozy at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret CT.

Seeing beyond the trees at the Walpole Town Forest, Walpole MA.

Visiting Nubble Lighthouse in York Beach, Maine

Sensing a true Vermont moment at the Old Mill Museum and waterfall in Weston.

Going retro at Bliss Family Restaurant and Ice Cream in Attlebhoro MA.

Tommy's Pizza in Cranston RI proves you can't always judge a book by its cover.

Staying at the Williams Grant Inn in Bristol where the historical charm abounds.

H.H. Richardon architecture highlights North Easton MA.

Enjoying Prince Pizzeria in Saugus MA from childhood to middle age.

Discovering an underrated Marlborough MA country store once owned by Henry Ford.

Revisiting warm childhood memories at Hollis Country Kitchen in Hollis NH

Finding the Colonial House Restaurant, a cozy hidden restaurant located in a residential Norwood MA neighborhood.

Why we prefer Northeast Harbor Maine, as a foundation for Acadia National Park vacations.

Catching a Cape Cod League baseball game.

Exploring Onset Village MA, an affordable alternative to Cape Cod travel.

Discovering Hopedale, a small Massachusetts town that once thrived through modified socialism.

New England storytelling through photos and words:
Taking a walk through downtown Concord MA.
Discovering revitalized downtown Salem MA.
Driving the back roads on Vermont.

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