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 →

Layover in London- comfortable shoes required!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Overview When:  18 May, 2019 and 3 June 2019. Where (accommodations): No hotel on May 18th. Hilton London Heathrow Airport on June 3rd. Transportation: British Airways flight from Boston (BOS) to London (LHR).  British Airways flight  from Johannesburg (JNB), South Africa to London (LHR). Sights/attractions: Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace, Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace, Westminster... Continue Reading →

Discover caves, cities, beaches and castles! One week in Portugal

PORTUGAL (Lisbon/Algarve/Sintra) Overview When: 29 July - 5 August, 2018 Where: Lisbon first night - Hotel da Baixa, Albufeira (Algarve) -Aqua Pedra dos Bicos hotel, Lisbon last night - Corinthia Hotel Transportation: Flights -TAP airlines, car rental - Drive on Holidays booked through ArgusCarHire.com Must see/do: Lisbon- Monastery of Jeronimos, Padrao dos Descobrimentos monument, Belem Tower,... Continue Reading →

Falling in love with Quebec all over again

QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: May 25 – May 28, 2018 Where: Airbnb Transportation: 6.5-7hr car ride from Boston Must see/do: Ile d’Orleans, Vignoble Ste-Petronille, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre,  Montmorency Falls,  Siberia spa,  Morrin Centre Food/drinks: Bistro B, La Champagnerie, Cafe Les Cousins, Chocolaterie Ile d’Orleans, La Boulange, Le Mitan Microbraserie, Les Sales Gosses, Cochon Dingue, Legende, Le Cafe Kriegof,  Cafe du Monde This […]

NYC: eats, drinks and fun things!

Overview When: May 11- May 13, 2018 Where: Rented room near the Times Square Transportation: 5hr bus ride from Boston to NYC on  GoTo Bus  Must see/do: Marie's Crisis,  Ellen's Stardust Diner, "Hello Dolly" in Shubert Theater (or any other Broadway show), Bowlmore Times Square Food/drinks: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, Best Bagel and Coffee, The Bedford, Westlight,... Continue Reading →

Heaven on Earth- Honeymoon in French Polynesia

Tahiti/Moorea/Tahaa/Raiatea/Bora Bora Overview When: 22 March - 9 April, 2018 Where: Papeete (Tahiti): 3 nights upon arrival AirBnb, last night before the flight AirBnb; Moorea: AirBnb; Taha'a: Vahine Island Private Island Resort and Spa; Raiatea: AirBnb; Bora Bora : Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Transportation: Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Delta airlines, Los Angeles to Papeete (PPT) -... Continue Reading →

Ski weekend trip- mountains are calling!

Overview When: 26 January - 28 January, 2018 Where: The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel, ME Transportation: 3.5-4 hr drive from Boston Must see/do: Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry ME, Nubble Lighthouse, York, ME Food/drinks: Portland, ME : Fore Street Restaurant, Duckfat, The Honey Paw Restaurant. Bethel, ME: breakfast- Cafe DiCocoa, dinner- Millbrook Tavern and Grille (at... Continue Reading →

New York City Holiday Magic!

Overview When: 23 December - 26 December, 2017 Where: Rented room near the Times Square Transportation: 5hr bus ride from Boston to NYC on GoTo Bus Must see/do: Brooklyn Bridge, High Line, Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Food/drinks: Obao , La Bagel Delight at Dumbo, Refinery Rooftop, Spyglass Rooftop Bar... Continue Reading →

Weekend in The Berkshires

Stockbridge/Lee/Great Barrington, MA Overview When: 13 October - 15 October, 2017 Where: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Oak N' Spruce Resort Transportation: 2 hr 15 min drive from Boston with minor traffic Must see/do: Monument Mountain hike, Norman Rockwell Museum Food/drinks: Chez Nous, Red Lion Inn, Xicohtencatl Restaurant, Allium, Stockbridge Coffee and Tea The Berkshires is... Continue Reading →

Visiting the neighbors Vol. 2

QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: 1 September - 4 September, 2017 Where: AirBnb on Rue Saint- Jean Transportation: Typically it's 6.5 hrs, this time with traffic was 8 hr drive from Boston Must see/do: Jacques- Cartier National Park, Observatoire de la Capitale, Siberia Station Spa Food/drinks: Bistro L'Atelier, Panetier Baluchon, Le Billig, Ciel, Bugel Fabrique de... Continue Reading →

Fall in Love with Maine

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK / BAR HARBOR / PORTLAND OVERVIEW When: 16 September - 18 September, 2016 Where: Ramada Ellsworth, Ellsworth, ME Transportation: Approximately 5 hr drive from Boston by car Must see and do: Cadillac Mountain, Beehive Trail, Loop Road- Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond. Jesup Trail, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Portland Head Light... Continue Reading →

Why the blog?

I had thoughts about writing a blog a couple of years ago. A few of my friends that saw the pictures I would post said I should do it. But I never really got around to it until the summer of 2017. We came back from Bermuda and a girl at the yoga class asked... Continue Reading →

Closest thing to France on this side of the Atlantic

QUEBEC, CANADA Overview When: Friday-Monday- three day weekends in August 2015, May 2016 and May 2017 Where: Acadia Hotel Old Town of Quebec in 2015, Best Western Plus City Center Hotel - Saint-Roche/Downtown area in 2016 and 2017 Transportation: 6.5 hr drive from Boston Must see/do: Montmorency Falls, Chateau Frontenac, Old Quebec, Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle... Continue Reading →

Sleepless in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA / VANCOUVER, CANADA Overview When: 9 June - 13 June, 2016 Where: AirBnb downtown Seattle and downtown Vancouver. Neither are listed anymore Transportation: Boston, MA (BOS) to Seattle, WA (SEA) on Delta airlines, Seattle to Vancouver, Canada- Amtrak bus, Vancouver, Canada (YVR) to Boston (BOS) flight on Delta Transportation in the cities-  Uber... Continue Reading →

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