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Mother’s Day 2024 in Boston and beyond

Mother’s Day is a great “excuse” to spend some quality time with the favorite mother figures in your life.   How about having not one but several celebrations throughout the month of May to celebrate the season indoors and outdoors. Here are my favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day (with my loved ones) updated for May …

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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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Planning Your First Greek Islands Vacation

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 islands for our first Greek islands vacation, I weighed …

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6 hours in Savannah

6 hours in Savannah Georgia

We have recently spent 6 hours in Savannah Georgia on the return leg of our Boston-Florida roadtrip. This historic Southern city (founded in 1733) adorned with lush greenery and beautifully preserved architecture deserves a longer stay, but that should not deprive you from an exciting stopover on your roadtrip! 6 hours in Savannah give you …

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Things to do on Marco Island Florida

Our Favorite Things to Do on Marco Island Florida

Our mid-winter tropical escape this year has found us on Marco Island Florida.  After many years of Miami-area winter pilgrimages, we are now quickly falling in love with South-West Florida coast (here is our Sarasota area trip report from last spring). At 24 square miles, Marco Island is the largest barrier island in the 10,000 …

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