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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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cape cod fall

Fall Weekends on the Cape

Updated in 2020! 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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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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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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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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The Nutcracker Season is Open at Boston Ballet (our visit report and backstage video)

As much as I like to lead my family along on my weekend agenda, they are all grown-up enough now to have their own!  So this year, my daughter was the one who decided that we are going yet again to The Nutcracker at Boston Ballet.   We were lucky to be invited to the Opening …

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Fall Weekends To Do Ideas in New England

Fall Weekends in New England

While my favorite  New England season is summer, fall comes very close second. With an ever time-consuming summer pass time (the beach!) no longer factoring into our weekends, there is time to appreciate many other outdoor celebrations in New England – within a short drive from Boston. Here is what’s on our TO DO list …

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Giselle opens the season at Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet opened new season  with Giselle, one of the most romantic classical ballet of all times.  This staging – first in 10 years – has been led by Larissa Ponomarenko, former Boston Ballet prima ballerina and current Ballet Master (and a favorite Boston Ballet’s Giselle). I first saw Giselle in 1989 at Mariinsky Theater …

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