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Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum (Boston)

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum

This is the type of museum that is privately owned and run like a business (translation): It’s a little more expensive and feels a little more glitzy, but my kids and I all thought it was totally worth the money. Sometimes we get turned off by stuff that seems a little too glam or tourist trap-like, but not here. As you walk in to the “meeting room” and you are given a card by the costumed guides who are in … [Read more...]

The Freedom Trail (Boston)

The Freedom Trail

An absolute must if you are in Boston! The Freedom Trail is a path that you follow that’s marked by 2 rows of red bricks or a red line in the sidewalk or street that will lead you to the sites in Boston associated with the Revolution. You can get a map/guide at the Massachusetts capitol building. If you do the entire thing it is 2.5 miles and includes 17 historic places to see-some of which are free and … [Read more...]

Harvard (Boston)


Harvard, while only a short car ride away from MIT was infinitely different. Harvard is the oldest university in the US founded in 1636. It was so awe inspiring to be on this storied campus, where most students can only dream of attending. We found the statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard and did as tradition dictates- rubbed his shoe for good luck (his shoe is pretty shiny as you can imagine). Overall we were … [Read more...]

JFK Presidential Library and Museum (Boston)

JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Traveling throughout the USA we've had opportunities to visit many Presidential Libraries.  Some are absolutely incredible and some not so much.  After being blown away by the Abraham Lincoln Library, and the Bill Clinton Library our expectations were very high for the library of JFK whose presidency was filled with dramatic events, who was so beloved and whose family possessed enormous wealth. We entered the … [Read more...]

Massachusetts State Capitol Building (Boston)

Massachusetts State Capitol Building

This is a great place to start in Boston since it is right across the street from Boston Commons, which is where you start the Freedom Trail. Do walk around and get a sense of the place, however, I don't recommend spending too much time here by taking a guided tour. My kids and I cruised around the building and saw what we needed to see in about 15 minutes.  Mainly we came to check out some of the artifacts which … [Read more...]

MIT (Boston)


MIT is the epicenter of math and science geekdom and you can just feel the genius of the student body radiating in the air. My kids and I walked around in our search for the student store in awe knowing that each and every student we passed was ridiculously brilliant. A hilarious high point was someone asking my 17 yr. old daughter for directions on campus. She was flabbergasted that someone actually thought she was … [Read more...]

The North End (Boston)

Caffe Vittoria

For a super fabulous lunch or dinner, head to a lovely enclave with tons of authentic Italian restaurants, coffee houses, and gelaterias. We met some friends who took us to a lovely restaurant called Limoncello Ristorante - delicious down home Italian cuisine with something to make everyone happy. Lovely casual vibe and the food was simply wonderful. Whether you like Pasta with marinara sauce, or something more … [Read more...]

Fairs, Festivals and Fun—Plan Ahead To Include Regional Events

There's a lot that goes into choosing travel dates-everyone's schedules, costs, weather and more. Another thing to consider as you choose your dates and even route is the calendar of regional events that are happening in the place you are planning to visit. One of the best ways to soak up local color and experience the area you are visiting is to attend a regional event, festival or fair and if you plan it right it … [Read more...]

4th of July: A Great Date To Be Somewhere Special!

What are your plans for the 4th of July? Why not consider a road trip that takes you somewhere totally amazing for the 4th? Over the course of our road trip adventures we've sort of made it a point to be somewhere fun and festive for the 4th of July when it works out schedule-wise and it's made for some spectacular memories. On our North and South Dakota adventure, we ended up in Medora on the 4th of July … [Read more...]

Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington)

Walking into Arlington National Cemetery there's a certain heaviness you feel in both your body and soul, that owes to the solemnity of the hallowed ground you are about to experience. Your chest at once fills with a sense of sadness and pride for you know the best of our nation, those who have risked life and limb for our safety and the ideals we hold dear, are resting here eternally.  Before you the seemingly … [Read more...]