Recent articles by Hilary Nangle

Recent articles by Hilary Nangle

Assignments and upcoming articles slated for AAA Northern New England Journey, Black Card Mag, Boston Globe, Consumer Traveler, Down East, Global Traveler, Private Clubs, SNOW, USA Today, Yankee. Recent and upcoming travels, include: Maine (always), England (London, Yorkshire, gardens), Kenya, France (skiing, Paris), Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Hurtigruten cruise), Ireland, Switzerland, Upper Rhine Valley (Germany, France, … Continue reading

Making the ordinary extraordinary: Nova Scotia folk artists add pizzazz to daily life
Arts & Culture / Canada / Destinations / Experiences / Nova Scotia

Making the ordinary extraordinary: Nova Scotia folk artists add pizzazz to daily life

In Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada’s not-quite-an-island province, folk art and its makers are aptly described as quirky, whimsical, spirited, and resourceful. Born of farming and seafaring traditions, folk art surfs the tide between functional and fanciful. The best works are playful, yet provocative; naïve, yet sophisticated; familiar, yet fresh. They share a common heritage, but … Continue reading

Falling for New Brunswick’s Miramichi, hook, line, and sinker
Canada / Destinations / Experiences / New Brunswick / Outdoor adventures

Falling for New Brunswick’s Miramichi, hook, line, and sinker

Before arriving in Sillikers, New Brunswick, I knew even less about the Miramichi River than I knew about salmon, which wasn’t much. During my one previous fly-fishing attempt, I’d landed branches, hats, even a nearby canoe, everything but a fish. That’s not something one brags about over scrambled eggs and sausage while sharing a table … Continue reading

Charmed, I’m sure: Exploring Bermuda’s Railway Trail
Bermuda / Destinations / Experiences / Hikes & walks

Charmed, I’m sure: Exploring Bermuda’s Railway Trail

As I padded along the boardwalk threading Bermuda’s Paget Marsh, the buzz of scooters diminished and pastel-colored white-roofed buildings disappeared. The elevated trail slices through tangles of red mangrove and forests of Palmetto palms and giant ferns and edges a sawgrass savannah. It ends in a stand of centuries-old cedars. “The Railway Trail is a … Continue reading

Arts & Culture / Destinations / Europe / Experiences / Scotland

Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum chronicles Scotland’s literary giants

Detour off The Royal Mile down Lady Stair’s Close, one of Edinburgh’s medieval pedestrian alleys, and step into Scotland’s literary heritage. The Writers’ Museum, housed in the early 17th-century Lady Stair’s House, immerses visitors in the lives of Robert Burns (1759-1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). In addition to manuscripts, original … Continue reading

You don’t want no bad mojo: Spirited travel in Arizona’s Navajo lands
Arizona / Arts & Culture / Destinations / Touring / United States

You don’t want no bad mojo: Spirited travel in Arizona’s Navajo lands

Few places move the spirit or stir the soul as do northern Arizona’s Navajo lands. I keep returning to this mesmerizing landscape of red sandstone, deep canyons, intriguing land formations, and grassy mesas, and each time I visit, I’m awed by the beauty and humbled by the simplicity. It’s a place that exposes that the … Continue reading

London’s Courtauld Gallery is a treasure within a treasure
Arts & Culture / Destinations / England / Europe / Experiences

London’s Courtauld Gallery is a treasure within a treasure

I was more than content to admire masterpiece after masterpiece displayed in The Courtauld Gallery, a small, university museum on London’s Museum Mile. Then, cued by the upward gaze of another visitor, I glanced—then gawked—at the lavishly augmented and painted ceiling. The Courtauld Gallery is housed in Somerset House, designed by Sir William Chambers, built … Continue reading