Winter Fun and Roadtrips

Winter trips and activities

My Favorite Montreal Figure Skating Worlds-24 Moments

Last weekend I was celebrating everything exciting world of figure skating has to offer at the Montreal Figure Skating Words–24!   There were moments of glorious triumph and disappointing failure, breathtaking artistry and otherworldly technical excellence.   Figure skating is not part of my daily life but I take every opportunity to become a part of …

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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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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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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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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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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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