The Thrifty New England Traveler is a blog of VisitingNewEngland, a web site that features real New England travel stories told by a lifelong local.

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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