Like a river, connections with loved ones can course, strong and flowing, for years, then one day just dry up to a trickle. Maybe the rain of communication is in drought, or perhaps a dam formed from a build-up of what’s unsaid. But all you know is that lately, you can’t talk to your friend… [Read More]
USA: New England
New England travel ideas for weekend getaways and longer vacations!
Rule #1 of travel with two kids under 4: Get the munchkins out of the rental house, or they will destroy the rental house. Thus it was that during our recent trip to Williamstown — that bucolic green-hilled town in Western Massachusetts — we quested for an activity. “What about that modern art museum in… [Read More]
Just two hours west of Boston and three hours north of New York City, the town of Amherst, Massachusetts snuggles amid rolling hills. Are you seeking a getaway destination that’s yummy for kids and adults alike? Read on, because this region brims with delights… and donuts. Destination 1: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book… [Read More]
Fun weekend getaways within two hours from Boston have become my new passion, since having two kids under 4 years old makes a simple trip out the front door of our house seem like a complex rocket expedition. How thrilled am I, therefore, to finally discover Northampton and its surrounding goodies in Hampshire County, Massachusetts!… [Read More]
If you swoon for curves and color of splendid old architecture, enter the Southeast Lighthouse of Block Island, RI. Built in 1874, this 150-year-old Rhode Island building beckons you with textures to take your breath away. Join me now as we open the door and climb that historic spiral staircase! Did you know that this… [Read More]
Looking for a perfect short trip from Boston that feels a world away? Zip north just one hour, and the seaside haven of Rockport, Massachusetts shall embrace you with its salt air charm and fresh lobster. As a lifelong Bostonian, I’ve happily visited Rockport every summer, and recommend it far and wide. My favorite thing… [Read More]