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Moon New England

By and
Second Edition, May 2010
Pages: 696

Price: $21.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598803365

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612380841

Massachusetts residents Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall know the best way to experience New England—from fishing in Gloucester to visiting the shores of Acadia National Park. Blanding and Hall include unique trip ideas, such as History and Literature Tour, Experiencing Small Town New England, and South Coast Diversion. From strolls along the streets of New Bedford to a performance by the Boston Ballet, Moon New England gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon New England

Enjoy the very best of New England with these itineraries:
    • Leaf-Peeping
    • Rumblings of Revolution
    • Family Matters
    • Artistic Expression
    • They New New England Dining
    • Into the Wild
    • A Shore Thing
Explore what New England has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Massachusetts
    • Boston
    • Rhode Island
    • Connecticut
    • Vermont
    • New Hampshire
    • Maine
    • Eastern Massachusetts including The North Shore, West of Boston, Worcester and Vicinity, South of Boston
    • Cape Cod and the Islands including Upper and Mid-Cape, Lower Cape, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket
    • Western Massachusetts including Pioneer Valley, The Mohawk Trail, The Northern Berkshires, and Southern Berkshires
    • Greater Providence including Providence and Vicinity and East Bay
    • Newport and South County including Newport and Vicinity and block Island
    • Eastern Connecticut including Connecticut River Valley, The Quiet Corner, Mystic and the Southeast Coast
    • Western Connecticut including Greater New Haven, Fairfield County, and Litchfield Hills
    • Southern Vermont including Brattleboro and Vicinity, Southern Green Mountains, Woodstock Area, and Killington to Rutland
    • Champlain Valley including Upper Champlain Valley, Lower Champlain Valley, and Middlebury Area
    • Northeast Vermont including Capital Region, North Central Vermont, and Northeast Kingdom
    • South and Seacoast including The Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, and Monadnock Area
    • Lakes Region including Lake Winnipesaukee and Western Lakes
    • White Mountains including Franconia Region, The Presidential Range, and The Great North Woods
    • The South Coast and Portland including Kennebunkport to Cape Elizabeth
    • Midcoast including Southern Midcoast, Penobscot Bay, Midcoast Islands
    • Downeast and the North Woods including Blue Hill Peninsula and Acadia Region

Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall met working five feet from each other as editors at Boston Magazine, where Alexandra covered food and fashion and Michael wrote about politics and crime. Native New Englanders at heart, Michael and Alexandra pride themselves on having driven, hiked, canoed, or sailed every inch of the six-state region, ferreting out underrated restaurants, backwoods museums, and hidden storybook villages along the way.

Alexandra grew up on Boston’s South Shore and studied at Wheaton College and the Cordon Bleu Institute in Paris. She is now the Boston editor of Daily Candy, a website divulging the newest finds in food, fashion, and culture. Michael grew up west of Boston and attended Williams College. He has won several awards for his writing, including twice being named a finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists; he now teaches magazine writing at Emerson College and Tufts University. Together, Alexandra and Michael have written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appetit, Elle Decor, Continental, Delta Sky, Business Traveler, Nation, New York Times, Boston Globe, and AlterNet. They now live in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain with their cat named Dog and their son Zachary Martin Hall Blanding, who has fast become the best-traveled baby in the world.