Berkshires

Culture and Picnicking in the Berkshires (with Video)

Our followers must know by now that the  summer is not complete for us without the visit to the Berkshires – a mountainous region in Western Massachusetts (about 2.5-hour drive from our suburb south of Boston) with plenty of beautiful nature to see in any season. Our favorite time to visit is summer because it …

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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families (with Video)

UPDATED FOR SUMMER  2019 I used to think of a Tanglewood concert (in Massachusetts Berkshires) as a romantic date night idea. Over the last couple of summers however, attending a Tanglewood concert has become our family’s tradition (it is still part of our Berkshires couple’s getaways). I have put together this list of things you …

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Our 2015 Year of Weekend Celebrations in Pictures

Summer Weekend Trips from Boston

Boston is surrounded by natural beauty – there are lakes, mountains and/or the Ocean- practically in all directions; so it is a perfect starting point for weekend roadtrips. Here are our favorite tried and true summer weekend destinations from Boston.  Summer 2020 update: check individual museums for updated closure/hours information. THE BERKSHIRES  (2-2.5 hours) Update: …

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Touring Shakespeare Theater – with Company!

Fall means so many beautiful things in my beloved Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  Among them – an Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare – at the Shakespeare & Company where  high-school students from MA and NY showcase full-scale Shakespeare plays produced with the help of the Company’s directing teams. With acclaimed theater productions, actor training and …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires.

A weekend trip to the Massachusetts Berkshires from our suburb near Boston has become our family’s summer tradition.  Last summer I offered you a Two-Day Massachusetts Berkshires itinerary (With or Without the Kids).   With four kids (ages 6-8) in our party, KIDS RULED our agenda during our visit this summer! NOTE OF LODGING: There …

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Review of Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, MA

The Night at the Mansion: Review of Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, MA

As my loyal  blog followers know, I am in love with the Berkshires region in Western Massachusetts. But until my recent visit earlier in July, I have not yet had a chance to feel equally in love with the area accommodations. That was all until I discovered – with the help of the Berkshires Visitors Bureau-  Seven Hills Inn in Lenox and spent the …

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A day trip to the Berkshires, MA for 30 friends and family

A DAY WITH THE ARTS IN THE BERKSHIRES. BIRTHDAY TRIP FOR 30 FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

June is a big birthday month in my family as both my mom and my daughter celebrate their days (You can read about where to take your kid on their birthday in Boston here).   For me there is no better birthday celebration than spending the day with those I love doing things that I enjoy …

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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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