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Just Got Back From: the Hidden Side of Western Massachusetts

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

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, Rhode Island

Seafood, Sunsets and Soda Fountain in Warren, Rhode Island

Warren, Rhode Island, 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…

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Why You Should Visit Castle Island in South Boston, Mass.

Why You Should Visit Castle Island in South Boston, Mass.

Boston, Mass., tourists are drawn to the bustle of the city, given all its well-preserved history, modern amenities, dining scene, arts and culture and about a million other things.  For those that need a temporary escape with lots of green…

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Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass., Sweetens South of Boston Dining Scene

Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass., Sweetens South of Boston Dining Scene

Evelynn Sidiropoulos could barely contain herself when the Walpole Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on June 7, 2018, at her new business, Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass. At the moment when Evelynn knew the official opening…

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When Do Free Entrance Days in the National Parks Take Place in 2018?

When Do Free Entrance Days in the National Parks Take Place in 2018?

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, offered by the US. National Park Service (NPS), gives travelers a chance to see some of the most scenic areas in the United States, including destinations in New England. The 2018 season brings three…

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Swan Boats in Boston Are Just Ducky

Swan Boats in Boston Are Just Ducky

Booking.com A 15-minute Swan Boats in Boston ride through the Public Gardens area in Boston, Mass., is a wonderful low-cost spring and summer travel attraction that has taken on a legendary and beloved status for residents and visitors. The timeless joy of…

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