I'm a freelance writer based in western Massachusetts. I write about adventure of all kinds, abroad and in my own backyard.
Tune in this Thursday, September 21st, at 10AM to WHMP 101.5/1240&1400 AM
I'll be speaking live with environmental correspondent Brian Adams about my recent kayak adventure down the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, and the impact of the Clean Water Act on our watershed.
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How The Next Generation Of Folding Kayaks Are Making Paddling More Accessible
A kayaker’s chronicle: Part three of three: Sewage and stormwater flow through the same pipes in Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield
“From the viewing platform at the South Hadley Public Library, I watch the water surge over the Holyoke Dam, also called the South Hadley Falls Dam,” writes Barto. “The municipally owned Holyoke Dam hasn’t come under the same fire from environmentalists as its upstream counterpart in Turners
A kayaker’s chronicle: Part two of three: Water’s out below Turners Falls dam; farmer explains exemptions to Clean Water Act
My journey is stopped short by the Turners Falls Dam. The concrete monolith is act
How Folding Kayaks Can Change Lives
“You can’t go out in your kayak and be on a beautiful lake and be upset or angry or anxious,” says Holly. “It’s this instant calming that comes over.”
It’s a peace Holly doesn’t take for granted. She lives with a rare condition called occipital and
A kayaker’s view of the Connecticut River’s run through the state: Part One
I Paddle Boston’s Mystic River as Sackett v. EPA Threatens to Roll Back Critical Protections
7 Adventures at the Outer Reaches of Cape Cod
The Best Bed and Breakfasts to Book in Connecticut
The Ultimate 10-Day New England Road Trip Itinerary
The Best Travel Deals for Essential Workers and First Responders
Walking in the wind
The Best Romantic Hotels in Boston
in Paris. Afterwards, enjoy a couples massage or candlelit dinner without leaving the privacy of your room, or w
Under the Mango Trees
Summit International Award Finalist!
ADDY Silver Award Winner!
Anna Laird Barto, James William Brennan, Clio Contogenis, Mary Cook, Brian Daldorph, George W. Drake, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Christine Graf, Ray Hadley, Gary Hanna, Shana Bulhan Haydock, Karen Hildebrand...
The Best Luxury Hotels in Boston
The ritual begins with a hot towel and fragrant cup of tea before moving on to the quartz-crystal steam room and the heated Vitality Pool – all this before your treatment even begins. Choose between favorites like the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage or the Millennial Posture Treatment.
The best places and programs for studying abroad in Mexico
As you consider the many different study abroad locations, programs, and living arrangements in Mexi
The People's Guelaguetza: Oaxaca Reclaims its Most Time-Honored Tradition
10 tips for starting an edible container garden
BUT THE SUBWAY DOESN’T STOP at Trader Joe’s, and the waiting lists for CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and community garden plots can be years long–not to mention an intimidating commitment for a beginning gardener!
That’s why I got into container gardening.
Container gardening–growing plants in pots instead of the the ground–saves space, money and the environment. Even if you don’t live in an urban