Viewing: Massachusetts

Wellfleet MA: Where the Oysters Are Wicked Good

WHY GO: If the Cape Cod town of Wellfleet MA seems vaguely familiar, it’s because Edward Hopper captured these scenes in many of his paintings and Henry David Thoreau penned his journals nearby. Besides the vast beaches of the National Seashore, you’ll find remnants of Victorian-era technology, one of the country’s last surviving drive-ins and […] Read more

Amherst MA: A Yiddisha Madel, Emily Dickinson

WHY GO: Amherst MA and its environs thrums with writers, poets, illustrators, and one astounding book sanctuary. The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson, is most associated with this small college town in Western Mass (“The Other Side of Massachusetts”), but she’s not the only author or illustrator who once lived or currently lives here.  The […] Read more

Fall River, MA: Lizzie Borden and Battleships

WHY GO: Lizzie Borden, Portuguese cuisine, and the largest collection of WWII Naval vessels. In the late 1800’s, Fall River, MA known as “Spindle City” was the world’s largest producer of printed cotton cloth  – the epicenter of looms that turned out thousands of miles of fabric a year. One mill alone produced 85,000 miles […] Read more

Sandwich, MA; On the Edge of the Cape Cod Canal

WHY GO: It’s the first town over the Bourne Bridge, so if you want to be on “The Cape” but can’t see driving another mile, bed down here.  You can learn firsthand about the Canal you just crossed, taste and buy jam the way it was made 110 years ago, and ride an historic indoor […] Read more

Boston MA; Both Dark and Delicious

WHY GO.  Granted, this is a unique Getaway, but if there’s anything Boston has shown us is perseverance and resiliency in the face of evil. Boston, as you may know, is no stranger to bloodshed. Beginning with the Boston Massacre and Boston Strangler, and most recently, the Marathon bombing, this City of Patriots has seen its […] Read more

Dennis, MA to Eastham, MA; 15 Oceanfront Miles on Cape Cod Route 6A

WHY GO: The light.  The clam shacks.  The breathtaking salt marshes.  All that is authentic Cape Cod is concentrated along this magnificent stretch of old Route 6A, where you can indulge in great art followed by exquisite meals and then spend a night amid the splendor. Things To Do In Cape Cod DO: Bike the […] Read more

Boston On the Water; Two If By Sea

WHY GO: Formerly a cesspool, now a national model for waterfront revival, Boston harbor is full of surprises. Two days closer than New York to Europe during Colonial times, Boston was once the favored American port and is now reclaiming its maritime history. Though crowds have rediscovered Boston’s old working wharves, there are still some […] Read more

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