How Can Travel with Kids Be Easier? One of the hardest parts of family travel is trying to fall asleep in one tiny hotel room with your snoring — or loudly singing — children. (Nothing like the 2am “MAMA, WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND!” game.) Thus, when I learned that Smugglers’ Notch… [Read More]
New England Getaways
Romantic getaways in New England, and family or solo travel ideas for a weekend or vacation near Boston: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut.
A Great Attraction in Northern VT Near Stowe… Whether or not you are a wine lover, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in Cambridge, Vermont makes a wonderful day trip if you’re in the area. Not only is the setting splendid (rolling mountains and emerald green fields!), but the educational and culinary value of the farm… [Read More]
One of the most fun things to do in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts is FREE… See the tiny airplanes at Walter J. Koladza Airport! When we got the tip that Great Barrington, MA had a teensy, tiny airport, I figured it would be good for a 5-minute glance. In fact, however, the airport was so… [Read More]
Want a romantic, dog-friendly hotel near Portland, ME with a spa, fireplaces, and an ocean view? “YES!” we tired moms, teachers, and humans holler in response. “We want to relax and revive! We want to reconnect with our partners! Oh, and we also want to eat lobster.” Come walk with me through a visit to Inn by… [Read More]
“Where can we go for romantic getaways in New England?” I get this question all the time, often from fellow parents who find themselves with a precious weekend of: “Family is in town to help watch the kids, so my partner and I can finally have some quality alone time together!” Unfortunately, many of these couples… [Read More]
Even the Hotel Carpets Knocked my Socks Off! I was prepared to be stunned by the unique antique decorations of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Western Massachusetts — after all, the hotel is almost 250 years old. However, I was not expecting what a WILD mix of old and new sights exist in this… [Read More]