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Tanglewood Summer for Families

TANGLEWOOD SUMMER  2024: check out full List of Summer 2024 PERFORMANCES. Attending a Tanglewood concert is our family’s beloved summer tradition!  Tanglewood, (in its 86th season in the summer of 2024), is summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra and a center for advanced musical studies that welcomes nation’s leading young artists every summer to train …

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From Hartford to Paris-2024

In recent years, I was lucky to witness some fascinating examples of athletic greatness during live sporting events.  Most recently, it was Ilya Malinin performing six quadruple jumps (including a “trail blazing” quad axel) during his free skate at the Montreal Figure Skating Worlds-24.  I have seen (pairs) figure skater Aljona Savchenko, then 34, at …

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Amalfi Coast for Beginners: four day itinerary (without a car)

Last summer we spent 4 nights on Amalfi coast of Italy and it was as strikingly scenic as we have imagined it (it was also very crowded– but more about that later).  I have been dreaming about visiting Amalfi coast (Unesco World Heritage Site)  for a long time but was uncomfortable with the idea of …

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Three concerts in one weekend or how I almost fell asleep at the Opera (and it wasn’t frowned upon)

Tanglewood music center in Massachusetts Berkshires has been part of our summer weekends for over 10 years now.  This is as long as our younger kid Viv can remember!  We love everything about Tanglewood – diverse summer programming, that you can dress up or down, that you can enjoy the concerts while relaxing at the …

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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. For one of our recent day trips we booked our car to go on a ferry with us (about a week ahead, for a mid-week August trip- scroll down for all transportation options to get to the island). Martha Vineyard …

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Planning Your First Greek Islands Vacation

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 islands for our first Greek islands vacation, I weighed …

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