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Spotting seals swimming from the beach in Cape Cod

Watching Seals Swim from a Cape Cod Beach

We were in the parking lot of Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Mass., in late August when we struck up a conversation with a man who was also taking an inordinately long time to pack up his car. We were trying to decide which Cape Cod ocean beach to visit, and I had heard that […]

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Thomas Land at Edaville USA -- the first Thomas theme park in the US!

Thomas Land at Edaville USA: A Must for Thomas the Tank Engine Fans

Thomas the Tank Engine is a more than a celebrity in my house; he’s an integral member. For over two years, my four-and-a-half-year-old son has played with this “cheeky” little blue train almost daily.  He still hasn’t tired of a building a track and pushing across Thomas, Gordon, Spencer, Percy, Victor and Flynn. And of course, his 17-month-old […]

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The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., is a picture-perfect New England country inn.

Red Lion Inn: A Return to My Very First Hotel

Although it’s my never-ending quest to experience new destinations, there is something to be said for revisiting special places. This fall, my husband and I stayed at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass. This beautiful historic inn in the Berkshires also happens to be the very first hotel at which I ever stayed! I […]

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Wedding Tourism: Whirlwind Weekend in Boston

People often grumble about attending out-of-town weddings, but when it's a wedding in Boston it's hard to complain. I don't go to Boston nearly enough, but whenever I go I always appreciate what a pretty city it is. Unlike my wedding weekend trip to Philly where I took in the greatest historic hits, I didn't […]

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Beyond Obama: Shepard Fairey at Boston’s ICA

(photo by Christian R. Holland/Flickr) On Sunday, I went to the Shepard Fairey exhibit at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art. Even if you're not familiar with Fairey's name, you have probably seen his work. He's the one who created the iconic Obama poster, which has now been acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. While […]

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