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World’s Best Cities For Halloween Celebrations

World’s Best Cities For Halloween Celebrations

World’s 5 Top Destinations for Halloween Celebrations.

As summer comes to an end, it’s time to look ahead to one of the world’s most popular holidays. Halloween is just to months away and if you’re a fan of black cats, bats, and jack-o-lanterns, take your Halloween festivities to the next level by travelling to one of the world’s best cities for Halloween celebrations.

August 24, 2017 | By More
Western Massachusetts Fall Roadtrip, Full of Hidden Gems

Western Massachusetts Fall Roadtrip, Full of Hidden Gems

Each year thousands of leaf peepers tumble into their cars and head north toward the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to be dazzled by fall foliage displays. Highways become clogged, restaurants are filled to overflowing, hotels are sold out and prices are at their max.

This year we have a smarter suggestion for you, instead of heading north, point your car toward central Massachusetts and discover the beauty of ancestral farms, hillsides awash with fall colors and small towns chock full of farm stands, art, music, history and artisan craft shops. Fall foliage is just as brilliant in this verdant region, but you’ll miss the annoying crowds.

September 16, 2016 | By More
America’s Best Fall Foliage Biking Getaways For 2015

America’s Best Fall Foliage Biking Getaways For 2015

Best Biking Getaways To For Fall Foliage Views

Cycling is fun at any time of year, but when Autumn brings a refreshing nip to the air and landscapes explode with fall colors, there’s no better time to hop on your bike and take in the splendor. This fall season a number of wonderful properties across the U.S.A. have put together biking packages that make it easy and enjoyable to go off exploring the countryside on two wheels while being pampered at day’s end at a lovely Inn. Here’s a look at some of the best biking getaways for fall 2015.

September 14, 2015 | By More
Boston City Wine Tours – Sip, Nibble, Laugh and Learn

Boston City Wine Tours – Sip, Nibble, Laugh and Learn

What better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Back Bay of Boston than to visit trendy restaurants, sample tasty appetizers and sip a variety of fine wines with a Certified Wine Specialist?- What fun! This experience is offered by City Wine Tours in four Boston neighborhoods – Back Bay, South End, North End and Harvard Square. Their motto is: Learning About Wine Should Be As Fun As Drinking It, and we definitely agree. Come along as we visit three acclaimed restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay in the company of our own wine expert.

June 22, 2015 | By More
Hit Your Baseball Vacation Out of the Park at One of These Ace Bed and Breakfasts

Hit Your Baseball Vacation Out of the Park at One of These Ace Bed and Breakfasts

Baseball season is back! There is nothing better than hearing the crack of the bat on a long warm summer night as you watch the game with some friends and share refreshments. Instead of viewing it on TV, why not get off your couch and see one of America’s favorite pastimes firsthand at one of the celebrated stadiums steeped in tradition? While you are at it, you can stay at a B&B that has just as much history as some of these treasured parks because nothing beats seeing a great win front and center, except maybe a home-run experience in hospitality.

April 24, 2015 | By More
New Cape Cod Guide Reveals Treasured Hideaways For Summer Fun

New Cape Cod Guide Reveals Treasured Hideaways For Summer Fun

As the weather warms, anticipation builds throughout New England – it’s almost time to escape to the Cape! Stretching out like a big fist pump, the 70 mile scenic arm of Cape Cod beckons all to come play on its 600 miles of sandy coast. But the problem remains just as certain as the traffic congestion before the bridge, just where can you find the hidden coves and uncrowded beaches of your dreams. Luckily I’ve just discovered a terrific new Cape Cod guide that spells out exactly where to find the most select Cape Cod locations to make your vacation better than ever before.

May 8, 2014 | By More
Most Memorable Things To Do ONLY in Boston

Most Memorable Things To Do ONLY in Boston

Here are top attractions and things to do that you will see ONLY in Boston – they should not be missed.

The very first thing you’ll need to do in Boston is Paaak Your Caaah, because you’ll have no use for it while touring the city. Boston is a walking city with one fascinating neighborhood giving way to the next, so pack your sneakers and get out and explore. Many of the most interesting attractions are actually free to enter.

April 25, 2014 | By More
Top Attractions For Family Vacations in the United States – Surprise, Disney World Isn’t on the List!

Top Attractions For Family Vacations in the United States – Surprise, Disney World Isn’t on the List!

Families are always looking for great vacation spots to bring the kids. Here are our recommendations for top attractions for family vacations in the United States, and surprise, Disney World isn’t on the list!

I live in Portland Oregon where, no joke, our biggest tourist attraction (for adults and kids alike) is Powell’s Books – a bookstore with a collection so large that, in addition to its own three-story-tall city-block big building, it has started to take over the building across the street. It’s also the grandfather of the used/new-side-by-side sales model that more and more independent bookstores are starting to adopt across the country. If your family ever finds itself in Portland, you’ll have to see it.

January 13, 2014 | By More
Explore Essex MA – Where New Historic Walking Tour is a Treat

Explore Essex MA – Where New Historic Walking Tour is a Treat

I recently gave myself an indulgent present on my birthday and spent a wonderful day exploring the quaint town of Essex, Massachusetts with my husband. I must say it was one of my best birthdays ever. Essex is located north of Boston in Cape Ann,bordered by Gloucester and Rockport. Although I’ve driven through many times, I had never stopped to explore. When I learned about the newly introduced Historic Walking Tour of Essex, I though it would make the perfect day away for my birthday celebration.

December 2, 2013 | By More
Sports Legends Cruises For Boston Sports Fans

Sports Legends Cruises For Boston Sports Fans

Perhaps nowhere else on the planet are sports fans as knowledgeable, loyal and enthusiastic as they are in New England. So it’s no surprise that two luxury cruise lines are hosting sports-themed cruises sailing out of Boston Harbor. What could be more exciting than meeting and socializing with famed sports celebrities while on vacation. Here’s how you can rub elbows with some really big hitters!

July 12, 2013 | By More
Most Popular US Cities For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Most Popular US Cities For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Can you guess the most popular cities in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Well without question, nowhere on earth could possibly compare with Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day for authenticity.  This year will be particularly vibrant with “The Gathering”, Ireland’s year-long heritage celebration that will stage events and festivities throughout the  2013.  […]

February 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Release Your Inner Child At A Make Meaning Store

Release Your Inner Child At A Make Meaning Store

Disconnect, unplug and tap into your own creativity at one of the newly opened Make Meaning stores.   Share the experience with your children or friends and create long lasting memories.  This is a great way to have a stay-cation day together and leave with a handcrafted memento to remember it by. During a rainy weekend […]

November 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
How To Have A Wicked Good Time In The Maine North Woods This Fall

How To Have A Wicked Good Time In The Maine North Woods This Fall

I’m just back from spending three totally magical days in the Maine North Woods in the Moosehead Lake region, and the leaves are already starting to change! This is my first time visiting the Maine North Woods Moosehead Lake region, and I’m happy to report it won’t be the last.  A northerly drive from Portland […]

September 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Carnival Glory Review: A Family Fun Cruise from Boston to Canada

Carnival Glory Review: A Family Fun Cruise from Boston to Canada

Beginning this summer, Carnival Cruise Line began their newest itinerary – a cruise to Canada out of Boston, MA.  Here’s my just-back review of The Carnival Glory which departs from Boston for a five day New England coastal cruise to St. John and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Carnival Glory’s short summer and fall cruising season […]

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Three Cheers for the Boston Tea Party Martini

Three Cheers for the Boston Tea Party Martini

To kick-off the celebration of their new Boston restaurant (and with a nod to their neighbors The Tea Party Ship), Smith & Wollensky created the perfect signature cocktail for their new restaurant – The Boston Tea Party Martini.

September 30, 2011 | By | Reply More
Boston’s Best Family Hotel Announces Great Deals For Summer 2011

Boston’s Best Family Hotel Announces Great Deals For Summer 2011

One of Boston’s most family friendly hotels sits just a bit upriver along the banks of the Charles River, offering dramatic views of Boston’s skyline and lots of ammenities to delight visitors of all ages . I can’t think of a better location to introduce your family to the history and culture of Boston than at the AAA 4-diamond Royal Sonesta Hotel.

June 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Best Articles About Fall Foliage, Autumn Festivals, Foliage Maps & Guides

Best Articles About Fall Foliage, Autumn Festivals, Foliage Maps & Guides

It’s late September and the leaves in northern Maine are already turning dazzling shades of red and orange.  Now’s the time to plan your annual leaf peeping excursion.  Here’s a roundup of the best of our best Fall Foliage articles to help you make your plans: Best Fall Foliage Maps & Guides Fantastic Fall Festivals […]

September 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our favorite walking cities can all be explored in a day, tracing history through varying ethnic neighborhoods, offering top notch museums, inviting parks, exciting cuisine and of course local artisan shops. Leave all the stress of public transportation and driving in busy cities behind, visit pedestrian friendly cities around the world and take off on […]

May 4, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

No one dresses up for the holidays like the historic towns and villages of New England.  The first two weekends of December bring holiday festivals galore featuring historic house tours, gaily decorated inns, musical performances, costumed carolers, bell ringers, antiques and crafts shows and good cheer for all.  Here is a list of New England’s […]

November 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

For everyone who loves chocolate as much as I do, it’s time to plan a vacation swirling with chocolate tours and adventures. Nothing matches the euphoric lift after munching on a creamy chocolate delight. Here are eight destinations for immersing yourself in chocolate ecstasy on your next vacation.

January 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More