Member Monday: The Historic Sites of New Hampshire

Resorts that allow guests to remove themselves from the hustle and bustle while still being close to big cities have a lot to offer guests. Global Discovery Vacations members Will and Billie R. stayed at just such a place recently: Mountain Sun Condominiums at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. With access to I-93 and the Boston area a couple hours away, they had some good historic sites to share in this week’s Member Monday.

Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
While in Gloucester, we took advantage of the many seafood restaurants available.


Have fun/attractions:
In the Waterville Valley area is the beautiful Swift River, which follows Kancamagus Highway to Conway, New Hampshire. Also in that area is the Crawford Notch State Park with beautiful waterfalls.

Our second side trip was to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where we visited the Henry W. Longfellow House National Historic Site where George Washington had stayed in 1775.


Just a short distance from there, we visited the John F. Kennedy birthplace (National Historic Site) in Brookline, Massachusetts. Very interesting and informative. As you may guess, we are into National Parks and historic sites.

Why did you choose this destination?
We are retired and had recently moved to Kentucky and had not had the opportunity to visit this part of the country.

About you

How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?
We have been members of GDV since 2007 and have thoroughly enjoyed our experiences!

Why did you join the club?
We realized that we had a great opportunity through GDV to visit many historic areas.

How many trips have you taken using your membership?
In our nine years with Global, we have traveled to:

  • Panama City, Florida
  • Boston (Yarmouth, Massachusetts)
  • Banner Elk, North Carolina (three times!)
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Outer Banks, North Carolina
  • Eagle River, Wisconsin
  • Prairie DuSac, Wisconsin
  • Boyne Mountain, Michigan
  • Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

One of our most favorite places we’ve been with Global Discovery Vacations is the Banner Elk, North Carolina, area. While there, we were able to visit several filming locations of “The Last of the Mohicans” with Daniel Day Lewis. This area is amazingly beautiful!

Looking forward to our next Global vacation!

Photos courtesy of members Will and Billie R. 

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.