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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time to Step Back and Work on Other Projects

2021 marks the 25th anniversary of my first book, Outside Magazine’s Adventure Guide to New England. Since that time, I’ve written or contributed chapters to 9 other books, including New England Seacoast Adventures, and penned more than 500 stories on the region for the Boston Globe, Yankee, Men’s Journal, and a slew of other magazines. I’ve also designed over 200 itineraries to New England for clients since our travel agency, ActiveTravels, made its debut eight years ago. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of my first book, I’ve been wanting to distill all my knowledge of the region this past quarter century into a new book, tentatively titled New England in a Nutshell. Now thanks to the current state of the travel industry, I have nothing but time. This is not going to be the typical comprehensive guidebook on the entire region. More like my column for Yankee Magazine, listing my top beach towns, fall foliage drives, adventures, lobster shacks, art history outings, etc…In other words, get straight to the point and divulge my favorite gems. 

That’s not to say this blog is going to disappear. On the contrary, we’ve been busy working with our wonderful web designers in Portland, Maine, iBec Creative, who these past 3 months have been busy redesigning both the ActiveTravels blog and website. Hopefully, we’ll launch in mid-May to celebrate our 8th anniversary, but that all depends on the spread of the Coronavirus and if the travel industry is up and running again. 
In the meantime, I leave you with this, my latest published story, Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia from the March issue of Global Traveler Magazine. 
Stay tuned, stay active, and stay healthy! 

Posted by Steve Jermanok on 03/18/20 at 06:00 AM
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Longtime Boston Globe travel writer, Steve Jermanok, dishes out his favorite travel locales and provides topical travel information that comes across his desk. is an Austin-Lehman Adventure's Top 125 Best Travel Blog Semi-Finalist

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