Cape Cod

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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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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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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Summer Trip to Provincetown- with Video!

Provincetown at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a seaside fun town with colorful main street (Commercial street), beautiful nature (dunes, National Seashore beaches, and pine forests), rich artistic presence, and historic significance as first Pilgrims landing point in 1620. We visit Provincetown on a day trip every summer when we weekend on …

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April 2017 in Boston

Ideas for April Vacation Week in Boston 2017

While we were busy with college touring for our older child, April school vacations came upon Boston and we are hurrying to make  plans for our youngster Vi, who is seven. Here is OUR APRIL SCHOOL VACATION plan for the week.  I invite you to add your own ideas in the comments! 1. CHARLOTTE’S WEB at Wheelock Family Theater Adapted …

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Cape Cod in October: bikes, beaches, oysters, and…a couple of “foresty” surprises along the way.

Cape Cod never fails to deliver a celebration of any length for any company.  Especially on a gorgeous October day like yesterday, weeks after we have said our “season-end” goodbyes to the beach blanket (if not the beach itself).  But here it was again- our sunny and perfectly warm day on the Cape…so we crossed …

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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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