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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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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6 hours in Savannah Georgia

6 hours in Savannah Georgia

We have recently spent 6 hours in Savannah Georgia on the return leg of our Boston-Florida roadtrip. This historic Southern city (founded in 1733) adorned with lush greenery and beautifully preserved architecture deserves a longer stay, but that should not deprive you from an exciting stopover on your roadtrip! 6 hours in Savannah give you …

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Things to do on Marco Island Florida

Our Favorite Things to Do on Marco Island Florida

Our mid-winter tropical escape this year has found us on Marco Island Florida.  After many years of Miami-area winter pilgrimages, we are now quickly falling in love with South-West Florida coast (here is our Sarasota area trip report from last spring). At 24 square miles, Marco Island is the largest barrier island in the 10,000 …

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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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