Why You Should Take a Staycation

We live about 25 minutes from Boston, one of the best cities to visit with kids. While we do visit Boston frequently, for sporting events, museum visits, and of course - the airport, we don't see it as a tourist might. We generally go in for what we need, and go home when we are done. In fact, in some cases, I feel that I've ... Read More...

A Review of the Millennium Bostonian Hotel

Living in the Boston suburbs, we don't often get the opportunity to stay in Boston hotels. Over the Christmas break, we decided to do a New England family road trip, and spent one night at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the most perfect location - right across from the world-famous Faneuil Hall. We ... Read More...

Review of the Revere Hotel Boston

The theater district in Boston, Massachusetts is an interesting neighborhood. Nestled between Boston's hip South End, Chinatown, and the world-famous Boston Common, it's an eclectic area filled with theaters, restaurants, and various hotels. Several years ago, the Radisson Hotel on Stuart Street transformed from a chain hotel to ... Read More...

Red Sox Baseball Winter Weekend

Baseball spring training is right around the corner, despite the cold temperatures outside. If you, like me, are ready for the Red Sox to take the field this spring, this special event is just for you. The Boston Red Sox are hosting a their first ever Baseball Winter Weekend this upcoming weekend. Running from Friday January 23 ... Read More...

Family Staycation in Boston #IGTravelThursday

Although I really wanted to travel away this past Memorial Day weekend, after reviewing the weather forecast and thinking about some stuff we needed to get done at home, we decided to stay local and have a family staycation in Boston. On Saturday, we spent the afternoon on Cape Ann, MA, in the coastal town of Rockport, MA. ... Read More...

February Staycations in Massachusetts

February vacation is coming up, and if you haven't made plans, some local Massachusetts hotels have some great deals for you. These special staycation deals are a great way to get away a bit without breaking the bank! February Staycations in Massachusetts Sea Crest Beach Hotel One of our favorite hotels on the Cape, the Sea ... Read More...

Review of Plimoth Plantation

In the 17th Century, the English settled in a small colony in Plymouth, MA. Now a living history museum, Plimoth Plantation includes a Wampanoag home site, a traditional 1627 English Village, and a craft center. If you are visiting Boston or Cape Cod, it's definitely worth stopping by - my kids absolutely loved it! Upon ... Read More...

Instagramming Fall #IGTravelThursday

With Saturday soccer and Sunday softball in my kids' schedules, I haven't done much travel this fall. But autumn in New England is absolutely beautiful so I didn't miss out at all. Here are some of the gorgeous fall sites from my adventures this past week. Not the best photo (I took it from a moving car), but you can see how ... Read More...

Fall Things to Do in the Boston Area

Fall is one of the most beautiful times in Boston, and there are lots of festivals and activities to keep you busy. The weather is generally great - not yet winter, but not hot, and the scenery is fantastic. There are some great fall New England road trips you can do from Boston too, but if you are staying in the local area, ... Read More...

Lobster Loving in Late Summer

It started over Labor Day weekend. I took one look at the contents of our refrigerator and decided that I desperately wanted a lobster roll for dinner. We didn't want to venture too far, but ended up going to Kelly's Roast Beef, a local chain that has a location in our town's Jordan's Furniture. It's not exactly the ideal ... Read More...