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A view of a historic church located along Benefit Street in Providence, RI.

19 Free Things to Do in Providence, RI

Providence, RI is full of great shopping, dining and entertainment, but maybe you’re broke or bored and you need something to do that won’t cost a lot. These great free things to do in Providence, RI offer a fun way to fill any trip to the city without touching your wallet. [Read More...]

Breakheart Reservation in Saugus is a great place to go hiking in MA. It features lakes and views of the city.

Great Spots for Hiking in Massachusetts

Looking for hiking trails to explore the scenic views of Massachusetts?  You’re in luck because there is so much great hiking in Massachusetts to choose from. Some of these trails offer relaxing hikes, while others offer more rigorous trails for advance hikers; there is something for everyone to enjoy. Embrace all Massachusetts has to offer by visiting some of these popular hiking trails: [Read More...]

The Glen Ellis Falls in Jackson, NH is a beautiful waterfall that is one of the best things to do in New Hampshire.

Best Things to Do in New Hampshire

With so many amazing historical sites, engaging attractions and natural wonders, it’s hard narrowing down a list for the best things to do in New Hampshire. Whether you’re looking for an adventure through nature, a vacation on the sand or to travel back in time, New Hampshire has it (and so much more). [Read More...]

The Boston Athenaeum is a famous place in Boston

5 Famous Places in Boston (that You May Never Have Heard of)

Those that are living in Boston often do not think of visiting some of the historically famous places that are rich in history and tradition. These places can hold a myriad of treasures, from artwork to artifacts, textiles, flora and fauna or even monuments. Often, these famous places in Boston are visited by tourists rather than the local residents, who really do not know what they are missing.
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Fall Activities across New England

A sunset from Gay Head Cliff in Aquinnah

A Weekend on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard

There is so much to do on Martha’s Vineyard that even a long weekend wouldn’t suffice to see it all. Whether you’re looking for beaches, fine dining, historic lighthouses, fishing, exciting nightlife or just a relaxing time to recharge, Martha’s Vineyard has what you need. [Read More...]

Providence Ghost Tour begins in Prospect Terrace Park

Providence Ghost Tour, a Spooky Good Time

The Providence Ghost Tour is a lamp-lighted tour through the creepiest (and most historic) parts of Providence’s East Side. Do you dare venture on this journey full of bizarre deaths and freaky happenings? [Read More...]

Raynham Flea Market - outside view

Raynham Flea Market: For Indoor, Year-Round Thrift Shopping

Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA is a popular attraction in this seemingly featureless town. For the past 35 years, vendors have set up booths both indoors and outdoors to display a wide variety of wares and goods. With a 35 year track record, Raynham Flea Market sounds like an appealing destination; but is it really worth the trip? [Read More...]

Tree in the middle of Skyline Trail at Blue Hills Milton

Blue Hills Milton, MA – Hiking The Blue Hills Reservation

The Blue Hills Reservation in Eastern Massachusetts is a sprawling 7,000 acre preservation located just outside of Boston. The Blue Hills Milton area in particular has some great trails for both the walker and the hiker; with an observation tower at the top that gives stunning views of Boston. Exploring Blue Hills is the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of daily life to recharge and refresh the mind and soul. [Read More...]

Beavertail Lighthouse

A Lighthouse, Cliffs, a Coffee Shop and a Restaurant: Jamestown, RI

Beautiful Jamestown, Rhode Island is located on Conanicut Island and is accessible via bridge or ferry. This island town features some of the best ocean and seaside scenery in all of Rhode Island. Dotted with local shops, boutiques, great seafood and many a restaurant, Jamestown, RI is the perfect getaway.  [Read More...]

Bridgewater Common

A Stroll through Bridgewater Town Center

Bridgewater is one of the oldest towns in America. It is also one of the few towns that have successfully weaved this history with modern suburban living into a beautiful thriving community. Bridgewater’s historic architecture can be most easily seen in its town center, where the buildings date back 100+ years. Complimenting these unique structures are a series of locally owned, independent boutiques worth checking out. [Read More...]

Autumn at Brooksby

Brooksby Farm

Brooksby Farm is a farm in Peabody that has a variety of different fruit picking during the summer and autumn months.  They have a store on the premises that sells the fresh fruits as well as vegetables, honey and bakery goods.  There is also a small petting zoo as well as other barnyard animals. [Read More...]

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A Relaxing Seafood Dinner at Roy Moore’s Fish Shack

Roy Moore's Fish Shack in Rockport, MA

During a sunny day this summer, Matt and I went on a road trip up to Rockport, MA. After a relaxing day exploring the town, we were ready to grab dinner. We found this great seafood joint where every seat has a view of the water and of the boats coming and going. [Read more...]

The Best Fall Activities in New England

The best fall activities in New England

Fall is the best time to take day trips or weekend trips in New England – the weather is perfect, the foliage is gorgeous and many of the best fruit and vegetables come into season. But what should you do? Have no fear, here’s my list of the best fall activities in New England for you to take advantage of this great season. [Read more...]

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, MA

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, MA

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, MA is an historic house built in 1907. It was home to the famous interior designer, Henry Davis Sleeper and his family until 1942 when it was donated to Historic New England. It has been preserved and restored to look as it did in its heyday. [Read more...]

Smith Farm Reserve and Knowles Beach in Dartmouth, MA

Entrance sign for Smith Farm Reserve

Getting to Smith Farm Reserve

Smith Farm Reserve in Dartmouth, MA is 140 acres of reservation land that overlooks Nonquitt Salt Marsh. Smith Farm Reserve is located on Smith Neck Road between Gentry Lane and Plains Field Drive. Parking is on the road only, there is no lot; there is a small pull off that could fit about 5 cars but that’s it. It’s very easy to miss, there is a small sign that marks the entrance to the reserve.

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The City Lights up at WaterFire

WaterFire Rhode Island State House

WaterFire is an annual celebration that takes place in downtown Providence.  Many small bonefires are lit all along the rivers that run through the city.  Roads are shut down and a lot of local businesses set up tents to sell food, products or just to promote their business.  WaterFire is one of many events (see Providence Art Festival) put forth to help revitalize the city and foster a sense of community.

I was able to attend during the very last night of WaterFire 2011, which was sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  In support, much of the event was illuminated with pink lights including the Rhode Island State House. [Read more...]

A Day Trip to Southwick’s Zoo

Deer in Deer Forest at Southwick's Zoo

Taking a day trip to Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, MA is a fun, family-friendly outing that has activities even for adults. From the Deer Forest to the Aviary Landing, they have a ton of interesting exhibits that get you up close and personal with the wildlife. [Read more...]

Quabbin Reservoir Hiking: Exploring an Abandoned Town

Hiking up the Quabbin Reservoir trail at Gate 40 will bring you to Dana Common

One of the Quabbin Reservoir hiking trails leads to Dana, MA. Dana is a former city in central Massachusetts that was disincorporated in 1938 to make way for the Quabbin Reservoir.  Parts of the city still remain even after the area was flooded to create the reservoir. The trail begins at Gate 40 and is open to the public.

The towns around the trails are also full of great things to do before or after Quabbin Reservoir hiking.  [Read more...]

Providence Art Festival in Rhode Island

The Vendor Booths at the Providence Art Festival

The Providence Art Festival is an entertaining bazaar showcasing many talented and up-and-coming artists in Rhode Island.  Westminster Street is closed down to all but foot traffic, where you can peruse the booths of art for sale.

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