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9 Things to Do in Newport, Rhode Island

Photo by Larry Pozza on UnsplashIf you are looking for things to do in Newport, Rhode Island, then you won’t have any shortage of activities. Newport has long been a summer destination for those seeking escape from the cities of New York and Boston, and was once the...

Ultimate Guide to Boston’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood

Introduction to Boston's Beacon Hill NeighborhoodNo neighborhood in Boston gets more press than Beacon Hill. As home to the Massachusetts State House, the term Beacon Hill is synonymous with the governor’s office and the state legislature. But politics aside,...

Ultimate Guide to Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard

IntroductionOak Bluffs is the most heavily visited town on Martha’s Vineyard, especially so for day-trippers. Here one can spend the better part of a day enjoying the sights and history of the famous gingerbread cottages, lazing on white-sand beaches, and taking...

Breweries on Cape Cod: Finding the Perfect Beer

Whenever I travel, one of my favorite rituals is to find a restaurant or bar that serves the local brew on tap. If I can find a taproom where the beer is crafted on the premises - even better. Where I live on Cape Cod, there has been an explosion of craft breweries...
Outdoor Activities Near North Conway New Hampshire – Summer and Fall

Outdoor Activities Near North Conway New Hampshire – Summer and Fall

North Conway, New Hampshire, is a favorite destination of New Englanders that want to escape city life for a few days and unwind. Its popularity is not unwarranted. I have been coming to North Conway since my teenage years. First as a skier, then a rock climber, hiker, and later on in life a father just trying to get away with my family on a few short outings. This has always been the place that I could count on to cleanse my harried soul and it never disappoints.

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Bikepacking in Vermont

Bikepacking Vermont

I love planning a route. Whether it’s backpacking 250 miles through California’s High Sierra or finding the perfect after-work gravel ride, route planning is at least half the fun for me. Getting to the trailhead, calculating mileage and elevation, and picking out campsites and resupply stops; I love it all. My newest adventure discovery, bikepacking, allows me to combine my love for long-distance route planning through remote terrain with my other love, two wheels.

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Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park: Enjoying New England’s Crown Jewel

It’s arguable, but Acadia is the jewel of the East Coast’s National Parks. It is one of the 61 National Parks Proper – large tracts of wilderness that include unique features and landscapes worth traveling an entire day or longer to see. Acadia certainly has several jaw-dropping features that are hard to find anywhere else. Some, like the network of Carriage Roads, were built by man. Other features such as Thunder Hole and Sand Beach were put there by God alone.

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CharlieCard and the Boston Subway: Who Was Charlie, Anyway?

Charlie Card and the Boston Subway: Who Was Charlie, Anyway?

Boston is a city of firsts. Boston Common was America’s first public park, opened in 1634. The Boston News-Letter, first published in 1704, was its first newspaper. Boston was also home to America’s first public library, first marathon, and its first subway transportation system. Today, the subway is officially known as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and colloquially known as “the T,” and even the most casual of Boston visitors will know of it’s existence and ride the underground, even if only for the novelty.

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Trinity Church Boston

Ride Boston to Cambridge with BlueBikes

Boston might be known as the “walking city,” but sometimes there’a just too much ground to cover in a day. That doesn’t mean that you have to go underground on the subway, affectionately known here as the “T.” In recent years, Boston has re-engineered many of the roads in town to include bike lanes and even bike paths that are separated from traffic altogether. This has made traveling on two wheels much safer and considerably less nerve-wracking.

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Mashpee Commons

Visitor’s Guide to Mashpee, Cape Cod

When it comes to Cape Cod destinations, Mashpee is often overlooked. It’s not as large as some of the other Cape Cod towns, and only a fraction of the already limited waterfront is for public access. But I have a partiality for the place. After all, it is my adopted home town. While it may be smaller in scale, the amenities that lay within its borders alone can keep vacationers busy for several days of summer vacation. In this article, we talk about the outdoor activities that are available, as well as places to eat and drink, swim and catch some rays, and activities that will be fun for the entire family.

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