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Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, Maine
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by Eric Hurwitz. Page updated on June 12, 2017.

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Welcome to New England! My name is Eric Hurwitz, editor and publisher of VisitingNewEngland.com and my mission is to share with you information -- just like you were family -- from real people like us who have come to live in, or visit, New England. Through original articles, reviews and photo essays,as well as social media resources, and hotel reservations resources with more than 3,000 area hotels, we offer you virtually everything you need to plan your New England vacation.

Ultimately, we present to you New England vacation information straight-from-the-heart, based on our travel experiences. We feel that is the most powerful way to let prospective travelers and New Englanders looking for New England travel ideas to learn about this beautiful six state region. Here, you can tour Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, en route to planning your New England vacation. In addition to VisitingNewEngland.com, I have also created a blog that focuses on how you can travel cheaply in New England, and a comprehensive page on the 41 best family travel attractions in New England!

Want to get in a New England state-of-mind instantly? Then be sure to sample some of the local cuisine. For starters, you can't go wrong with New England clam chowder, fried clams, lobster rolls, hot wieners and coffee milk (a Rhode Island specialty), Maine whoopie pies, apple dumpling with vanilla ice cream, salt water taffy, baked beans and blueberry muffins. General food destinations like lobster pounds, restaurants specializing in seafood, classic diners (New England is its birthplace), traditional and historic restaurants and unique places like the Ben and Jerry's Factory Ice Cream Tour in Waterbury, Vt.,
Napper Tandy's Ad, Walpole MA help give New England even more of a one-a-kind food culinary experience.

How about a travel foundation for your New England vacation? You can head "Down East," north east to Maine (this takes a little explaining but trust me, just go with it) and its spectacular ocean-meets-mountains Acadia National Park and lighthouses, out west to the scenic Berkshires of Western Massachusetts with all its beautiful quaint towns, east to the great City of Boston neighborhoods, up north to the family-friendly wonderlands called the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Stowe, Vt., or down south to famous Cape Cod, Plymouth, Mass. (where the pilgrims landed), and Newport, R.I., with all its mansions, coastal scenery and a vibrant downtown. Just don't stop at those destinations, though: New England offers so many other great cities, towns, villages and regions, as well as grand hotels and memorable family resorts, that might provide an even better travel experience for you. And don't forget about historic, charming Concord, Massachusetts, one of the most well preserved towns in New England, where along with Lexington, the birthplace of our nation really all began. Check it all out on my site, and then decide!

I personally love the hidden small towns and off-the-beaten-path travel attraction gems that many people have never heard of. Please promise to just keep it a secret between you and me, though!  I think you will also love the rural, nostalgic country stores with their pot-bellied stoves, antiques, regional foods, soaps, candles, toys, books, pickle barrels, penny candy, homemade fudge and hard-to-find, trip-back-in-time items. Also, don't forget the offbeat side of New England travel, including a castle in Connecticut, a wolf sanctuary in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza in Saugus, Massachusetts.

And of course, it's never too early to start trip planning for your New England fall vacation. Many consider autumn in New England the best season of the year to travel, given the spectacular fall leaf colors, the refreshing chill in the air, apple picking farms, festivals and fairs, and scenic road trips.

And now that it's virtually summer vacation time in New England, you can choose so many great beaches and beach towns for instant, amazing coastal memories. My personal favorite: York Beach, Maine. There's really something to do for everyone in York Beach, and I don't mean that as a tourism catch phrase -- nothing here is, as I write straight from the heart instead of straight from the marketing department.

Additionally, those who families that fall in love with the Boston area might want to read where to raise a family affordably in the Boston suburbs. That's when travel translates to moving here!

I have written about the joys of New England travel for hundreds of millions of visitors on VisitingNewEngland through the years, as well as having
been referenced by major sites like USA Today, Woman's World, the Maine Office of Tourism, BusinessInsider.com, eHow.com and Wikipedia.com. I was recently interviewed for a Massachusetts Town Greens segment on WCVB-TV Boston's Chronicle. I am also the author of two books, Massachusetts Town Greens and The Best Diners in New England.  Without a doubt, my greatest career highlight is continuously helping you travel New England.

Eric at VisitingNewEngland.comSo relax, take in the breathtaking imagery of the New England vacation and travel essays, and ultimately picture yourself in the wonderful environs of New England. May this online guide serve as the next best thing to being in New England, and inspire you to visit a truly spectacular region. Thank-you so much for coming to my small, locally-based business with a big heart, and enjoy visiting New England!


Best regards,
Eric at VisitingNewEngland.com


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