BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA OVERVIEW When: 30 June-3 July, 2022Where (accommodations): Calgary Airport Marriott (Calgary), Moose Hotel & Suites (Banff)Transportation: WestJet flight (booked on Delta) from Boston to Calgary, Canada, Turo app for car rentalSights/attractions: Lake Minnewanka Cruise, Banff Gondola, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Lake Agnes, Peyto Lake, Bow LakeFood/drinks: The Eddie Burger + Bar, Whitebark... Continue Reading →
Charmed by Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW When: 25 May- 1 June, 2022Where (accommodations): Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic DistrictTransportation: JetBlue airlines flight from Boston (BOS) to Charleston (CHS). Car rental through TuroSights/attractions: King Street, Rainbow Row, The Battery, Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Hotel Bennett, The Vendue Hotel, Charleston City Market, Charleston Harbor Tours, Sullivan's Island, Isle... Continue Reading →
Life’s breezy in The Big Easy!
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Overview When: 28 May - 5 June, 2021Where (accommodations): Ace Hotel New OrleansTransportation: JetBlue 3.5 hr flight from Boston, car rental from AlamoSights/attractions: French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Manchac Swamp tour (NOLA kayak tours), Garden District, Oak Alley Plantation, Houmas House and Gardens, Frenchmen Street, Armstrong Park, St Louis Cemetery No. 1, Canal Place,... Continue Reading →
Vamos pa’ la playa
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO Overview When: 25 November - 29 November, 2020Where (accommodations): Petit Lafitte hotel, Playa del CarmenTransportation: JetBlue airlines flight from Boston to Cancun, MX. Rental car with Firefly.Sights/attractions: Akumal Beach, Puerto Aventuras Beach, La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos Lighthouse, Cenote Verde LuceroFood/drinks: The Divot (Puerto Aventuras), Mar-Bella Fish Market (Puerto... Continue Reading →
MAINE (Cape Neddick/Ogunquit/York/Kittery) Overview When: 12 November- 15 November, 2020Where (accommodations): Cliff House Maine Transportation: 1hr 20 min car ride from BostonSights/attractions: Spa at Cliff House Maine, Mount Agamenticus, Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, Wiggly Bridge/Steedman Woods Nature reserve, Nubble LighthouseFood/drinks: The Tiller restaurant, Billy's Chowder House, Five-O Shore Road restaurant, The Greenery Cafe, Bread &... Continue Reading →
Coastal Maine for Labor Day!
MAINE (Rockland/Rockport/Camden/Lincolnville) Overview When: 4 September - 7 September, 2020Where (accommodations): The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Lincolnville, ME)Transportation: 3.5 hr car ride from BostonSights/attractions: Mount Battie (Camden, ME), Schooner Appledoor II sailing excursion (Camden, ME), Camden town center, Rockland town center and Rockland Harbor trail (Rockland, ME), Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockport Harbor (Rockport, ME), Cellardoor... Continue Reading →
Summer escapes to The Green Mountain State
VERMONT (Montgomery Center/Woodstock/Lower Waterford) Overview When: 2-3 day weekends in July/August, 2020 Where (accommodations): Phineas Swann Inn & Spa (Montgomery, VT), Blue Horse Inn ( Woodstock, VT), Rabbit Hill Inn (Lower Waterford, VT) Transportation: 2.5-3 hr car ride from Boston Sights/attractions: Jay Country Store (Jay, VT), Haskell Free Library and Opera House (Derby Line, VT), St.... Continue Reading →
Winter weekend in Quebec- 9 fun ways to embrace the cold!
QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: 13 February - 17 February, 2020 Where (accommodations): AirBnb on 90 Rue de Maisonneuve Transportation: 7 hour drive from Boston. Avis rental car, 4WD Sights/attractions: Strom Spa Nordique, Ice Hotel "Hotel de Glace", Winter Carnival, Les Galeries de la Capitale mall, Zone Maison home goods store, Les Glissades de la Terrace, Mont Sainte- Anne ski... Continue Reading →
Eating and leaf peeping in Vermont
Montpelier/Waterbury/Stowe, VT Overview When: 9 October- 12 October, 2019 Where (accommodations): Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe Transportation: 3-3.5 hour car ride from Boston Sights/attractions: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, Mansfield Gondola, Stowe Mountain Resort, Trapp Family Lodge Food/drinks: J. Morgan's Steakhouse, The Skinny Pancake, Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co., Sarducci's, Wilaiwan's Kitchen, Hen Of The... Continue Reading →
San Francisco and beyond. ’cause wine-not?
Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods/San Francisco Overview When: 20 September- 28 September, 2019 Where (accommodations): San Francisco Marriott Marquis Transportation: JetBlue Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO), rental car to Sonoma/Napa though Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sights/attractions: Day trips: (Sonoma/Napa area): Wineries: Castello di Amorosa, Round Pond Estate, Domaine Chandon, Artesa Vineyards and Winery. Spa: Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa and Resort (Calistoga) Muir Woods... Continue Reading →