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Summer travel in New England and beyond

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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Our 2015 Year of Weekend Celebrations in Pictures

Summer Weekend Trips from Boston

Boston is surrounded by natural beauty – there are lakes, mountains and/or the Ocean- practically in all directions; so it is a perfect starting point for weekend roadtrips. Here are our favorite tried and true summer weekend destinations from Boston. Covid-19 update: check individual museums for updated closure/hours information. NORTH OF BOSTON DAYTRIP A DAY …

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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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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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College Road Trips with Family

Covid-19 Update. This trip was planned and executed before summer 2020.  Many colleges do not offer guided tours in the spring of 2021, but self tours are still possible- plan ahead (and follow your local health guidelines and those at your destination before leaving home). Whether you are an applicant or a parent of a …

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