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New England Series

Travel writer Norm Goldman and his wife, watercolorist Lily Azerad-Goldman, recently researched some of New England's most romantic destinations. Check this page for articles on the couple's discoveries...locations where you can make your own romantic escape.


  • Romantic Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport--what an unusual name for a town! According to the town's historical society the name is of Native American origin. It translates from kini-banek "long cut bank," and refers to the "Great Hill" or a grassy high cliff projecting into a large body of water. [more]
  • The White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine If academic degrees were awarded to resorts and inns, The White Barn Inn located in Kennebunkport, Maine, would graduate summa cum laude--with the highest distinction. [more]


New Hampshire

  • The Rosewood Country Inn--Bradford, New Hampshire by Norm Goldman If mountain getaways conjure visions of romance and tranquility, you will love the Rosewood with its extraordinary 12-acre setting providing romantic couples with ample opportunities to star gaze and enjoy all the magic that Mother Nature offers. [more]
  • The Wildflowers Inn and the Magnificent Mt. Washington After being mesmerized by the beauty and ambiance of Inns, we started thinking about how nice it would be to live as innkeepers in one of these places.These were the exact words Denise and Dave Broughton, proud owners of the Wildflowers Inn in North Conway, New Hampshire, conveyed to me when I asked them why they wanted to own a B&B. In 2002 their dream was realized. [more
  • Sugar Hill Inn, a memorable New Hampshire Inn for a romantic getaway Unhurried, quiet and gentle are the most appropriate adjectives to describe the quaint town of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. This scenic hamlet on the Western edge of the White Mountains was originally part of the town of Lisbon, and only in 1962 was it incorporated. [more]

Rhode Island

  • Newport, Rhode Island- A Romantic Voyage Back In Time A visit to Newport is a romantic voyage back in time. To appreciate historic Newport, and a good starting point, is to hop on the narrated Scenic Overview Tour, offered by Viking Tours of Newport that will take you along the 9.5 mile Ocean Drive overlooking the rugged Atlantic Ocean. The tour will remind you of Newport's seafaring past, as it was one of the leading ports in colonial America [more]


  • The 1811 House’s Manchester Village, Vermont by Norm Goldman Travelers familiar with Vermont have often associated the charming town of Manchester Center with iron mines, marble mills, and more recently, the brand name outlet shops. They also are aware that adjacent to Manchester Center, where the marble sidewalks begin and end, is Manchester Village, once popular as a summer retreat for the rich and famous with its elegant mansions and manicured lawns. [more]
  • The Inn At Sawmill Farm, West Dover, Vermont by Norm Goldman Converting an 18th century barn and its outbuildings into a first class romantic inn, while keeping the original hand- hewn posts and weathered boards in tact is no easy task. And that is precisely the miraculous feat Rodney Williams and his wife Ione performed when [more]
  • Woodstock, Vermont and the Woodstock Inn & Resort The resort is a première stop for that long sought after romantic weekend, the picture perfect wedding reception or the popular phenomena- “the weddingmoon”, where couples not only celebrate their wedding at a particular venue but also honeymoon there. [more]
  • Blueberry Hill Inn--An Unforgettable Experience This area of Vermont is home to Romance Mountain, located in the Green Mountain National Forest, and identified by the Wilderness Society in 2000 as one of the top ten spots across the USA for romantic activities, a place where cell phones, television and all of the other paraphernalia of modern technology can be left at home. [more]
  • Smugglers' Notch, Vermont Just driving along The Smuggler's Notch Scenic Highway (SR 108) and observing the misty light filtering through the trees is sufficient to beckon you to park your car and meander about. For nature lovers and artists, this truly is a treasure. If there were such a place as heaven on earth, Smugglers would qualify. [more]