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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 »

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 »

Beacon Hill, Boston

Beacon Hill, Boston

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

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

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

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

Concord, MA | The Perfect Summer Day Trip

Have you ever been to Concord, MA? Believe it or not, I hadn’t. So, with the 4th of... 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 »

Day Trip to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

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

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

Exploring Waltham, Massachusetts

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’

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

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 »

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

On a recent Saturday in March, my plans to spend the afternoon in Harvard Square with my sister... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Historic Forest Hills Cemetery

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

Inside the Old North Church in Boston | Lanterns, Bells, and Bodies

Inside the Old North Church in Boston | Lanterns, Bells, and Bodies

It’s tough to pick a favorite thing about Boston’s North End neighborhood, that bustling hub of Italian bakeries, pizzerias, and... Read More »

Kringle Candle Company | More Than a Candle Store

When Michael Kittredge III, the son of the founder of Yankee Candle Company, launched a college business project on... 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 »

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 »

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

You may not think of Martha’s Vineyard as a winter getaway, but you should. In early February, my... Read More »

Mount Wachusett Ghost | The Legend of Lucy Keyes

Mount Wachusett Ghost | The Legend of Lucy Keyes

Have you heard the legend of Lucy Keyes, the Mount Wachusett ghost? According to local lore, the spirits... Read More »



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