Don’t miss summer attractions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

As August approaches, we can’t help but think how quickly summer will be over.  August is prime time for outdoor fun and romantic getaways in New England and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are ready to welcome … Read more

Hot days call for cool fruity dessert ideas from Distinctive inns

It’s finally beginning to really feel like summer in DINE country.  Warm days and nights call for cool desserts filled with fresh fruit of the season, and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be serving up … Read more

Vacations & Kindness: Therapy for the Soul

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Images of violence have filled the airwaves of morning and nightly news this week.  Each morning we’ve awoken to another image of excessive force and violent behavior from law enforcement and toward law enforcement. From political rallies to … Read more

July 4th travel advice

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The Grafton Inn offers up a good old fashioned Summer Carnival on July 3rd.

As we approach the “unofficial” start of the summer vacation season, we’re looking forward to parades, fireworks and guests arriving for July 4th weekend.  According … Read more

Brexit implies closer to home summer getaways to DINE country

The Sun, Brexit voteUp until today, the looming Brexit vote was more or less an abstraction for American travelers.  Many thought of it as a preoccupation for those across the pond, but not anything we here in the states would need to worry … Read more

Summer 2016: Time for a Distinctive Inns road trip

Road trip graphiAccording to all the travel pundits, 2016 is supposed to be the year of the road trip, perfect timing for romantic New England getaways and outdoor exploration.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are excited to learn … Read more

Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Veggie Month with recipes from DINE

NationalFruitsandVegeMonthJune is busting out all over with fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables.  And when you pair farmers markets and New England Farm Stands with the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) what you get is one fabulous culinary Read more

Distinctive Inns of New England celebrate donut day with advice and recipes

DINE inns offer advice on celebrating National Donut DayThe first Friday in June has been set aside for one fabulous foodie holiday. This year, June 3, 2016 marks National Donut Day, a food holiday venerated by epicureans throughout the country.  Good thing it’s on a Friday. Make … Read more

Find your bucket list adventure in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Moonrise over Niantic BayThis is the last in our series about finding bucket list adventure in DINE country.  Over the past few weeks we’ve presented the ultimate bucket list ideas for fun and adventure at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New Read more

Bucket list adventures in Vermont

Bucket ListWe’ve been blogging about all the great summer adventure you’ll find when visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Our series started with adventures in Massachusetts, then moved to soft and not-so-soft activities and fun in New Read more