“Something’s different,” I gasped to my husband upon returning home from our weekend at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in central Vermont. “I’m… I’m… not crabby anymore!” It’s now been a week since we finished our stay, and I can definitively state that this mini-vacation has had potent, positive, and lasting effects. Let’s back up… [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.
“What’s an easy trip from Boston for a romantic getaway?” I pondered this aloud, zooming out the map. “Where can we get a great New England vacation with less than 2 hours of driving?” Ah! Portland, Maine popped into view. Memories flowed of friends gushing: “Portland is delicious. Go there and EAT.” Food tourism? Decision… [Read More]
What is a Tasting Menu? Why, it’s a combination of art, theater, and incredible food! Over the course of many courses, a restaurant’s star chef presents a progression of small bites that showcase his or her most splendid cookery. Though tasting menus can be pricey, consider that you’re essentially paying for a multi-hour play, art… [Read More]
Are you seeking more alpaca action in your life? Do you crave the sight of fluffy fur clouds? Come join me on a joyous tour of an alpaca and llama farm in Williamstown, MA to satiate these cravings! The spot where these cuddly creatures roam is called Sweet Brook Farm, and it is SO worth a… [Read More]
What’s the tallest mountain in Massachusetts? Why, ’tis the green-skirted, 3,489-foot-tall mountain known as Mount Greylock, my friends! She is well worth visiting on your next New England adventure. Now, given the success of my earlier article about the easiest way to visit El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico (hint: drive up it), I present… [Read More]
Reflecting on the best meal our family ate during travel around the Berkshire Mountains of Williamstown, Massachusetts this summer, I’m smiling just remembering The Store at Five Corners. This historic restaurant, cafe, and market spells mealtime success both for snooty foodies like me, and families with young, messy, and rambunctious children like ours. Let’s see why…… [Read More]