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A Christmas Season Visit to Boston | City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

A Christmas Season Visit to Boston | City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Whether the goal is shopping, dining, seeing a show, or taking in the sights, a visit to Boston... Read More »

A Day At Davis Family Farm

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

On a recent pristine autumn day I visited Davis Family Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, with my two-year-old son.... Read More »

A Glimpse of Green in the Smith College Botanic Garden

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Like desert wanderers thirsting for water, we’re parched for a glimpse of green.   Color, too. Somewhere in... Read More »

Beacon Hill, Boston

Beacon Hill, Boston

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On any given day, Beacon Hill’s brick sidewalks are dotted with camera-toting tourists. It is one of the... Read More »

Brimfield Antique Show

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

When the Brimfield Antique Show, which lays claim to being the largest outdoor antique fair in the world,... Read More »

Budget Weekend on Nantucket

Budget Weekend on Nantucket

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

As soon as you step foot onto the island of Nantucket, just 14 miles long and 3.5 miles... Read More »

Celebrating Mayflower II at Plimoth Plantation

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Each year the seaside town of Plymouth, MA is visited by countless tourists – local, national, and global... Read More »

Day in Downtown Lowell, MA | American History Textile Museum

Day in Downtown Lowell, MA | American History Textile Museum

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

While it might not have the bustle of Cambridge, the seaside allure of Newburyport, or the country charm... Read More »

Day Trip to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

The sun was just peeking over the hills as I headed south on Route 10 toward Shelburne Falls,... Read More »

Daytrip to Old Sturbridge Village

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We are fortunate to live in New England surrounded by so much history and so many places and... Read More »

Exploring Brookline, Massachusetts

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

Brookline began its life in 1638 as a hamlet of Boston called Muddy River.  In 1705, it was... Read More »

Exploring Waltham, Massachusetts

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Waltham, Massachusetts, may be a bustling city today, but in the late 1700s and into the next century,... Read More »

Finding Wildflowers at ‘Garden in the Woods’

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

The New England Wildflower Society’s ‘Garden in the Woods’ in Framingham, Massachusetts offers a great opportunity to see... Read More »

Food, Shopping, and Fun in Harvard Square

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Harvard Square in Cambridge is one of Boston’s top tourist destination spots, home to Harvard University and dozens... Read More »

Getting to Know Provincetown

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There is no better way to know a famous tourist town than arriving off season, when the tourists ... Read More »

Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts | A Small-Town Community in the City

Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts | A Small-Town Community in the City

17 votes, 4.82 avg. rating (95% score)

Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a complex place, where bucolic country roads snake around historic landmarks bearing the time-worn... Read More »

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

9 votes, 4.89 avg. rating (95% score)

The town of Concord, just 20 miles west of Boston but with major small-town charm, holds a special... Read More »

Historic Deerfield | A Day Touring Historic Homes and a Night at the Deerfield Inn

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

I left my umbrella at home on purpose. It was a cold, dreary, late autumn afternoon and I... Read More »

Historic Downtown Salem | Art, Architecture, and Attractions

Historic Downtown Salem | Art, Architecture, and Attractions

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

We all know Salem, Massachusetts has the witch thing covered, but a stroll through historic downtown Salem offers... Read More »

Historic Forest Hills Cemetery

Historic Forest Hills Cemetery

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood is perhaps the city’s most beautiful and historic rural garden... Read More »

Maritime Salem, Massachusetts | A Visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Harbor

Maritime Salem, Massachusetts | A Visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Harbor

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

It appears art has fused with the sea in Salem, Massachusetts. The Peabody-Essex Museum’s newest exhibit Impressionists on... Read More »

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Spring can be a funny business in New England. You’re loading up the wood stove one day, and... Read More »

North Adams, Massachusetts | A Weekend of Art

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

Early spring is a tricky time for traveling in New England. You can do some spring skiing or... Read More »

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

Last December I finally made the trek to Old Sturbridge during their Christmas by Candlelight celebration.  It’s about... Read More »

Opening Day at the Big E Fair | New England’s Largest Agricultural Fair

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

The 2014 dates for the Big E are September 12-28. I’m not sure how any New England kid... Read More »

Saturday at the New England Aquarium

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

What happens when you bring a quizzical two-year-old to a museum stocked full of exotic marine life? Simple... Read More »

The Franklin County Fair in Greenfield, MA | “The Oldest Continuously Operating County Fair in America”

The Franklin County Fair in Greenfield, MA | “The Oldest Continuously Operating County Fair in America”

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

I began hearing buzz for the 165th Franklin County Fair when I stopped at Mim’s Market in Northfield,... Read More »