Travel

Trips and travel, nearby and long distance

The Nutcracker and other Boston holiday favorites

The Nutcracker Opening of the Nutcracker  at Boston Ballet signals the beginning of winter holiday season for us! Dressing up and attending the performance in lavishly decorated Boston Opera House is a true celebration of the season (and our cherished Mom-Daughter tradition which I hope gets to continue for a long time!). Boston Ballet’s staging …

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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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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families

TANGLEWOOD SUMMER  2023: check out full List of Summer 2023 PERFORMANCES. Attending a Tanglewood concert is our family’s beloved summer tradition!  Tanglewood, (in its 85th season in the summer of 2023), 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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Social Distancing Vacation to Sarasota Florida

Family Vacation in Sarasota, Florida (with video)

At the end of May 2020, after 10 weeks of quarantine in our Massachusetts home, we drove for 22 hours straight to Sarasota, Florida to get a little bit of sun and fresh air.  We enjoyed it so much, we have since returned several times (it is now our favorite area for Florida vacations!). Getting …

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My Favorite things to do on Sao Miguel Azores (as a non-hiker)

We have recently spent 4 days on Sao Miguel island in the Azores.  Azores (an autonomous region of Portugal) is a 9-island archipelago located in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, some 870 miles west of Lisbon. Volcanic Azores are known for its hiking trails but as a non-hiker I was worried about finding things to do to …

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cape cod fall

Fall Weekends on the Cape

We spend many summer weekends on Cape Cod enjoying its beautiful beaches.  In the fall  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 and to engage in our other Cape Cod favorite fall activities. For our …

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Around Iceland in 7 days

Last September our family of 5 (our two kids, ages 12 and 22, my husband and my Mom) went on a roadtrip around Iceland in 7 days.   While it might be too packed an itinerary for many, we were very happy with how we planned our time in Iceland.  Experiencing  the many sides of Iceland …

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