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]
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.
Well, check YOU out, Massachusetts! Provincetown, MA — the tip of Cape Cod — was just named the #1 beach town in all of America by Travel and Leisure Magazine! I shall now support that thesis by sharing 17 gorgeous photos of the town that I snapped during my visit this summer. Perhaps this will… [Read More]
Block Island, RI has always seemed a fairy land to me: A mystical rock suspended just out of reach, moated by ocean waves. During the four college years I lived in Rhode Island, friends would periodically take weekend trips to the island, returning sun-smooched and salty, euphoric grins on their faces. I always yearned to… [Read More]
“Drat!” I growled as the ferry pulled away from Provincetown, MA, chugging baby and me back to Boston. “I forgot to photograph the cookies!” When choosing where to stay in famed P-Town, Cape Cod, knowing that there is a plate of fresh-baked cookies in the central living room of a hotel all day is a… [Read More]
“What did you do in Provincetown?” asked my friend, upon my return from a three-day jaunt with baby to that famed tip of Cape Cod. I had no choice but to tell the truth: “We ate. A LOT.” What follows is the guide I wish I had read before spending hours searching for fast, affordable… [Read More]
A dreamy New England getaway with family is possible just an hour west of Boston! For my birthday weekend, I had the opportunity to explore the area around Southbridge, Massachusetts, and I officially declare it a hidden gem. Here are tips on where to stay, eat, and play in the area. Where to stay: The… [Read More]