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Fall trips and activities

Boston Symphony opens its 143rd season with a series of “mixes”

Boston Symphony Orchestra opened its 143rd Season last week with a series of 10 concerts (October 5–21) conducted by its Music Director Andris Nelsons (now in his 10th season with the Orchestra). This early fall series will feature both classical favorites as well as prominent contemporary composers – performed in Boston Symphony Hall– one of …

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Boston Ballet opens its 60th Season with all-modern FALL EXPERIENCE

Boston Ballet opens its 60th Season with FALL EXPERIENCE-  a program of 4 unique modern ballets. The Company has been known for its work with  leading modern choreographers from different parts of the world, but I feel that this program is its most unique  to date.  The evening went by in the blink of an …

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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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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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Fall Foliage near Boston

Chasing Fall Foliage (and Little Women Filming Locations) in Massachusetts

In the Northeast, we spend October weekends chasing foliage locations that afford open vistas yet are not too far from home.  (In the summer, I am all for WEEKEND trips, but come early fall and a return of school and extracurriculars – we often favor day (and half day) destinations from our suburbia home base …

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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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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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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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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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