DREAMstate innovative program continues at Boston Ballet for one more weekend

With everything that is going on in the world right now, I did not think I was in the mood for a ballet.  But in the press release for new contemporary program, DREAMstate, Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen promised the “feast for eyes, ears and soul”.  So taking my husband with me I decided …

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2021 in Family Travel Weekends.

Just like that, another year of covid has gone by, and as I am writing this post in the first weekend of 2022, despite all the challenges and travel restrictions, we look forward to a new year of making family travel memories.  Whether it is going to be on a road trip in New England …

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Holiday Weekend in New York City (new video) with family

In the evening of Thanksgiving Thursday this year we headed to New York City (from our home in a suburb of Boston) for a 2-day family holiday weekend.  Thanksgiving weekend is a traditional museum and theater weekend in our family.  It is a great weekend to spend in NYC as there are plenty of museums …

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Holidays 2021 in and around Boston

My family and I enjoyed our share of “below freezing” outings last year (including a Chanukah celebration on our porch!) but this December 2021 we are happy to add indoor celebrations to our list of holiday events in and around Boston. The Nutcracker is still standing (Try Cyber Monday link here for discounted tickets) We …

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Fall Foliage near Boston

Chasing Fall Foliage (and Little Women Filming Locations) in Massachusetts

In the Northeast, we spend October weekends chasing foliage locations that afford open vistas yet are not too far from home.  (In the summer, I am all for WEEKEND trips, but come early fall and a return of school and extracurriculars – we often favor day (and half day) destinations from our suburbia home base …

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Fall Weekends on the Cape

Updated in 2021! Thanks to a family connection, we spend many summer weekends on Cape Cod enjoying its beautiful beaches.  In the fall (with all the kids’ activities), we don’t get to visit as often, but we look forward to getting off the beach chairs to follow our favorite biking path to the National Seashore …

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Celebrating Figure Skating in Boston

US International Figure Skating Classic competition concluded at The Skating Club of Boston’s new Norwood facility over the weekend World Class Figure Skating – in a Town Near Me! I spent last weekend celebrating the sport of figure skating at the Skating Club of Boston’s new state of the art facility in Norwood, MA.  Opened …

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Lobsters with Views: Road trip through Coastal Maine

UPDATED (scroll down for new 2021 Cabbage Island Lobster Clambake experiences! For our couple’s weekend escape last summer we went on a 3-day Coastal Maine roadtrip in search of best coastal views and lobsters.  Here is our 3-day Coastal Maine Itinerary (aka lobster crawl) as told in LOBSTER stops.  We did this trip over a …

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Planning Your First Greek Islands Vacation

Greece is welcoming vaccinated American tourists this summer but with over 150 islands to choose from, planning your first Greek islands vacation could be overwhelming.  I planned our own first Greek islands vacation not too long ago and am happy to share the considerations that were part of our planning process. When choosing the Greek …

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