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picnics in the Berkshires

Culture and Picnicking in the Berkshires

Our followers must know by now that our summer is not complete  without a visit to the Berkshires – a mountainous region in Western Massachusetts (about 2.5-hour drive from our suburb south of Boston) with plenty of beautiful nature to see in any season. Our favorite time to visit is summer because it is the …

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Family Ski weekend in North Conway New Hampshire

Family Ski Weekend In North Conway New Hampshire

With our son away in college – all-family weekends are now few and far between.  That is why we plan them carefully and cherish them dearly!  We all know what happened to our Rome summer weekend 2020 (and I suspect to many of your own 2020 weekends).  As residents of New England, we have a …

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December Holiday Weekend 2020 in Boston

With no live holiday events or social gatherings in Boston (or pretty much anywhere around the world) it is difficult to feel festive.  Yet it is not entirely impossible!  I will share how we got ourselves into the holiday spirit during December Holiday weekend in Boston and maybe you can follow suit! THE NUTCRACKER WITH …

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Martha’s Vineyard in October

During our Cape Cod staycation this past summer of 2020 we have visited the island of Martha’s Vineyard several times (and told you about it in our blog story).  On each of these trips, we have enjoyed our favorite places on the island (the Aquinnah Cliffs) but have been also adding our new favorites (Chappy …

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Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

MARTHA’S VINEYARD FOR A DAY

A day trip to Martha’s Vineyard is one of our many New England summer traditions. Luckily, we did not have to give it up during summer and fall of 2020 (Be sure to follow travel/health advisories for your own state of origin and destination).  For one of our recent day trips we booked our car …

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Summer Weekend in Stowe Vermont

Summer Weekend in Stowe Vermont

I was desperately looking for ideas for one more family summer weekend together before my son was due to head back to his college campus and Stowe Vermont came to mind.  Our family weekend this summer was originally supposed to happen in Rome, Italy (and when I say “weekend” I mean weekend– as we literally …

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Best Cape Cod Beaches

Best Beaches on Cape Cod

Cape Cod peninsula, which extends into Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern Massachusetts, offers some 600 miles of coastline.  There are over a hundred beaches – with dramatically diverse scenery, water and sand features. We are lucky to live less than 90-minute drive away from Cape Cod and are visiting often this summer. It is about …

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Social Distancing Vacation to Sarasota Florida

Social Distancing on a Family Vacation to Sarasota, Florida (with video)

At the end of May 2020, after 10 weeks of strict quarantine in our Massachusetts home, we drove for 22 hours straight to Sarasota, Florida to get a little bit of sun and fresh air.  We managed to do it while practicing social distancing (and other safety measures) and in our youtube video and this …

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Boston for the Holidays (2019)

December is a big month for family weekend celebrations in and around Boston with lots of holiday LIGHTS and music. LIGHTING OF THE TREE.  The first order of business is of course to Light the main Boston Tree in the country’s oldest Boston Common Park (December 5th this year) (you do know that our tree …

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