Winter Fun and Roadtrips

Winter trips and activities

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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Family Ski weekend in North Conway New Hampshire

Family Ski Weekend In North Conway New Hampshire

With our son away in college – all-family weekends are now few and far between.  That is why we plan them carefully and cherish them dearly!  We all know what happened to our Rome summer weekend 2020 (and I suspect to many of your own 2020 weekends).  As residents of New England, we have a …

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December Holiday Weekend 2020 in Boston

With no live holiday events or social gatherings in Boston (or pretty much anywhere around the world) it is difficult to feel festive.  Yet it is not entirely impossible!  I will share how we got ourselves into the holiday spirit during December Holiday weekend in Boston and maybe you can follow suit! THE NUTCRACKER WITH …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

Olympics Near Us: Visiting Olympic Sites in Lake Placid and Montreal

I love watching the Olympics and celebrating human potential! The Olympics makes for so many great stories.  Here are some of the few from the Pyeongchang-2018 which is happening as I write this: German Figure skater Alyona Savchenko in her 5th Olympics at 34 years old – three ice partners and several countries later – …

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Family Winter Weekend in Sutton, Quebec

Among our many weekend road trips from Boston, our trips to Eastern Townships region of Canadian Quebec are the most exciting.  There are not that many places in the Unites States that offer cross-border weekend trip opportunities and we consider ourselves quite lucky here in Boston! Crossing the Border into Eastern Townships It takes approximately …

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