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10 Reasons to Love Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine

10 Reasons to Love Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine

Booking.com Marginal Way in Oqunquit, Maine is often considered one of New England’s greatest seaside cliff walks. It is definitely one of those “bucket list” New England travel destinations, and here are some of the reasons why… 1. The views…

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Hollis, N.H., Offers a Timeless New England Fall Travel Experience

Hollis, N.H., Offers a Timeless New England Fall Travel Experience

There are many ways to get into the New England autumn spirit, but, for me, Hollis, N.H., in southern New Hampshire has always been one of the most colorful leafs amongst fall travel destinations. This small town located just west…

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Fenway Park Tours is an All Star Boston Attraction

Fenway Park Tours is an All Star Boston Attraction

When it comes to Boston, Mass., travel attractions, the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours hits it out of the park. Going on a Tour is almost as much fun as attending a game! This highly entertaining, affordable one-hour tour,…

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New England Hotel Deals Finder: The Best Way to Book a Room Cheaply

New England Hotel Deals Finder: The Best Way to Book a Room Cheaply

Now is a great time to book a room for your New England winter, spring, summer and fall vacations, but with so many online choices which is the best route to choose when making a reservation online? Constantly going through…

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New Book Reveals Remarkable Town Commons in Massachusetts

New Book Reveals Remarkable Town Commons in Massachusetts

Read the Only Book on Town Commons in Massachusetts My first book, Massachusetts Town Greens, takes you on a journey to the best town commons in Massachusetts, and I can hardly wait for you to read it. I created this…

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Marveling at Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes in Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Marveling at Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes in Shelburne Falls, Mass.

The one-of-a-kind Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Mass., is a must-see New England travel attraction as this former trolley bridge features 400 ft. of more than 500 varieties of flowers, shrubs and vines! The best times to see the…

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9 Amazing Apple Picking Farms in New England for the Fall Season

9 Amazing Apple Picking Farms in New England for the Fall Season

The 2018 apple picking season is almost upon us in New England, and what better way to experience this fall treasure than to visit a local farm? Here are nine amazing apple picking farms in New England that are at the…

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Spectacular Scenery at Maine’s Acadia National Park Loop Road

Spectacular Scenery at Maine’s Acadia National Park Loop Road

Booking.com Seeing some of the most spectacular scenery on the eastern seaboard costs about the price of drive-in movie theater admission, thus making it the “must-see, feel-good New England travel destination” of the spring, summer and fall.” What a tremendous…

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Step Back in Time at Historic Deerfield Village, Mass.

Step Back in Time at Historic Deerfield Village, Mass.

Deerfield, Mass., hold historic authenticity, preservation and an overall appeal that most other New England historical towns cannot match. That’s quite an accomplishment, given the incredible history that resides in the six-state New England region. Incredibly, all the generations seem…

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The Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I. – New England Scenic Viewpoints

The Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I. – New England Scenic Viewpoints

Is it just me, or is the The Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I., the best coastal walk in New England? Other than Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine and Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, you’d be hard-pressed to find a…

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Monastery in Wrentham, Mass., Sells Handmade Chocolates

Monastery in Wrentham, Mass., Sells Handmade Chocolates

Chocolate lovers, your prayers for the most delicious chocolates can be answered by visiting a Cistercian monastery in Wrentham, Mass., that has its own on-site candy making facility. Mt. Saint Mary’s Abbey is not only home to approximately 50 nuns, but…

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The World’s Only Curious George Store is Located in Cambridge, Mass.

The World’s Only Curious George Store is Located in Cambridge, Mass.

If you are going bananas trying to find new, interesting family travel attractions in New England, may we suggest The Curious George Store in Cambridge, Mass.? This delightful Harvard Square store is the world’s only brick-and-mortar retail store that sells…

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Steaming Tender in Palmer, Mass., Right on Track as a Great Railroad Station Restaurant

Steaming Tender in Palmer, Mass., Right on Track as a Great Railroad Station Restaurant

Our past few restaurant experiences have been real train wrecks but not Steaming Tender in Palmer, Mass. We are all aboard with its incredible railroad station restaurant theme, friendly service and excellent food, all based on a first visit. Ideally…

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5 Underrated, Beautiful New England Fall Foliage Destinations

5 Underrated, Beautiful New England Fall Foliage Destinations

If you love the New England fall foliage season but would rather “leaf” behind the overwhelming tourist crowds, have no worries. New England offers many less traveled, beautiful autumn destinations that will allow you to focus better on what you…

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Free and Inexpensive Museum Admission in the Boston Area

Free and Inexpensive Museum Admission in the Boston Area

We have found that expensive admission prices have been on prominent display at many museums recently, so thank goodness there are several in the Boston area that charge very little, if anything at all to enjoy some fine culture: The…

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World’s End in Hingham, Mass., Defines Scenic Beauty Near Boston

World’s End in Hingham, Mass., Defines Scenic Beauty Near Boston

The views at World’s End in Hingham, Mass., promise instant memories every step of the way. Everywhere you look, the scenery acts like a greatest hits collection of the best of rural, coastal New England travel. The 251-acres feature tree-lined,…

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Brookfield Orchards Branches Out Beyond Just Apple Picking

Brookfield Orchards Branches Out Beyond Just Apple Picking

Many New England apple orchard destinations have a short seasonal life, often closing to the public soon after apple picking ends. Brookfield Orchards in North Brookfield, Mass., has a different business “core,” staying open year-round. While the fall experience here…

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Park Street Books, Medfield, Mass., is the Largest Kids Bookstore in New England

Park Street Books, Medfield, Mass., is the Largest Kids Bookstore in New England

Park Street Books in Medfield, Mass., is certainly on the best sellers list when it comes to offering children’s books. As the largest children’s book store in New England, Park Street Books experienced an exciting new chapter in its business…

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Falling in Love With the FarmCoast of Rhode Island, Massachusetts

Falling in Love With the FarmCoast of Rhode Island, Massachusetts

  Recently, I experienced a day trip I’ll never forget. A one hour drive to the FarmCoast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts revealed a one-of-a-kind combination of farms, villages, beaches and harbors — far removed from the fast-paced environment that…

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Hot Chocolate Destinations to Love in New England

Hot Chocolate Destinations to Love in New England

There’s something about hot chocolate and winter that go together. You think of roaring fireplaces, dimly-lit rooms with Christmas decorations, and coming in from the frozen New England tundra for something warming. To validate this winter-was-made-for-hot-chocolate theory, just think of…

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Why You Should Rent a Vacation Home on Cape Cod

Why You Should Rent a Vacation Home on Cape Cod

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is one of the ultimate New England travel destinations to rent a vacation home. A 70-mile stretch of vacation bliss, Cape Cod features beautiful, expansive sandy ocean beaches and scenic winding roads through charming, tree-lined small towns…

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2018 Enchanted Village: Christmas Magic at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon, Mass.

2018 Enchanted Village: Christmas Magic at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon, Mass.

One of the greatest Christmas gifts anyone could give to us New Englanders is the return of the legendary Enchanted Village Christmas Display at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon MA. The 2018 Enchanted Village starts on Nov. 17 and runs through…

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Just Got Back From: the Hidden Side of Western Massachusetts

The Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts receive a lot of travel attention and rightfully so — the mountains, rolling hills, lakes, picture-perfect towns and plenty of culture make for appealing destinations. The Berkshires’ popularity, however, takes away from some other…

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Why Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vt. is a Must-Visit Destination

Burlington, Vt., is a lively city, given its prominent college town genes and  Church Street Marketplace, a four-block outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining mall with so many good restaurants, independent shops and great historical character in its diverse architecture. What…

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Seafood, Sunsets and Soda Fountain in Warren, R.I.

Warren, R.I., is an underrated historic small New England coastal town with narrow streets and a wide variety of things to do. For brevity’s sake, let’s start with three must-visit family-friendly destinations in this charming, unpretentious community… Blount Clam Shack…

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