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Provincetown, Massachusetts | An Off Season (Just Barely) Visit

With enough people to make the streets hum, most shops and restaurants still open, and pleasant weather, a... Read More »

The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

It was a good hour before dusk when we rolled into the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.... Read More »

Ramblewild | Tree-to-Tree Adventure in Lanesborough, MA

Ramblewild | Tree-to-Tree Adventure in Lanesborough, MA

Typing is a bit more arduous than usual today, but I guess that’s the toll that 3-hours of... Read More »

Pettengill Farm’s Vintage Bazaar

I am always on the hunt for something to finish up a room or reinvent a space.  It... Read More »

Spectacle Island | An Island Retreat Minutes from Boston

Boston’s Spectacle Island is the ultimate story of urban revitalization. A former smallpox quarantine and garbage dump turned... Read More »

Tower Hill Botanic Garden | A Colorful Showplace in Central Massachusetts

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in the inviting town of Boylston, Massachusetts, earned a spot on Yankee’s “Best Public... Read More »

New Bedford, Massachusetts | Finding Spring in the Whaling City

The calendar said May, but it felt a lot more like March as my wife and I gazed... Read More »

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens

I n early March I hit the wall with winter. I mean, slammed into it; just a full... Read More »

North Adams, Massachusetts | A Weekend of Art

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

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

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

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

The Smith College Botanic Garden | A Glimpse of Green

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

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

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

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts | Historic Homes and the Deerfield Inn

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

A Day At Davis Family Farm

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

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

Exploring Brookline, Massachusetts

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

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

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

Day in Downtown Lowell, MA | American History Textile Museum

Day in Downtown Lowell, MA | American History Textile Museum

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

Historic Downtown Salem | Art, Architecture, and Attractions

Historic Downtown Salem | Art, Architecture, and Attractions

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

Daytrip to Old Sturbridge Village

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

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

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

The History of Chocolate in New England

We all know about the story of tea in Boston. And coffee truly came into vogue after 1773,... Read More »

Finding Wildflowers at ‘Garden in the Woods’

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

Winter Weekend on Nantucket

Winter Weekend on Nantucket

Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of reasons to plan a winter weekend... Read More »



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