Travel

Trips and travel, nearby and long distance

Summer at Brandeis or How to Have a Global Learning Experience Without Leaving your Town or Country.

As we have entered a second part of the school year, summer (even with the all the added weeks of snow days) is around the corner – and that means summer camps.  Last year,  we have sent our not-quite-15 year old to a residential high school summer enrichment program at Brandeis University.  And despite all …

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Cape Cod in October: bikes, beaches, oysters, and…a couple of “foresty” surprises along the way.

Cape Cod never fails to deliver a celebration of any length for any company.  Especially on a gorgeous October day like yesterday, weeks after we have said our “season-end” goodbyes to the beach blanket (if not the beach itself).  But here it was again- our sunny and perfectly warm day on the Cape…so we crossed …

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Summer Celebrations in New England: Bikes, tents, concert chairs and a couple of good old friends not included but handy

If you live in New England (or are visiting in the summer), there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate every summer weekend – within a two hour drive. Our family’s summer celebrations last summer started with a last minute getaway to the lake house on Long Pond in East Lempster, New Hampshire during the last weekend in …

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Winter Beach Break on a Budget: Road Trip to a Caribbean Cruise.

I don’t think I need to explain to my readers from either side of the Atlantic why we  all absolutely NEED middle of winter beach breaks. What I would like to share with you is that it is possible to do it on a budget, at least for those of us who happen to live within a …

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Things to Do in Boston this weekend for families

Boston Weekend with Out of Town Friends. A 2-day Family itinerary.

Technically, we stayed IN (greater Boston), but hosted Out of Town visitors for a weekend (my college friend, her hubby and two kids). So I got myself a wonderful excuse to plan a weekend of touring activities for our two families – all without leaving Boston and minus a travel book.  I did my research (online), …

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Tips for Multi-generation Family Travel (to Europe or anywhere else)

Spain Together. Planning Tips for Multi Generation Family Travel

Now that you are familiar with our  Spanish itinerary  from my post Spain Together you may appreciate some post-trip planning  wisdom from that journey.   First, the “GOOD-ies”: 6 Advantages of Traveling with  a Small Family Group. 1. You get to hire private tour guides- for the same money.  When you have 4+adults, you could hire your own …

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Exploring Alhambra on a family journey across Spain

Spain Together.
3 generations travel across Spain.

Day 1. April 11, 2013. Our multi-generation family trip to Spain starts at Logan Airport in Boston (Here are my Tips for Multi-Generation Family Travel).  The group consists of my parents,  myself, my husband Vit and our two kids: 13-year-old Dennis and 3-year-olds Vivi. While there is over sixty-year age difference between the youngest and the oldest group …

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3 generations travel across Spain.
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New York City Weekend with the kids.
Broadway, Central Park, MET, Statue of Liberty

We went to New York City for the weekend in early November hoping to catch a last glimpse of the foliage and a theater show.  We got both, and more.   On Saturday, after an uneventful 3-hour drive from home, we met with our old friends in Central Park around 1pm.   It was a gorgeous sunny …

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Broadway, Central Park, MET, Statue of Liberty
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