Category: Massachusetts

potluck pizza and the hippie spirit of Martha’s Vineyard
Massachusetts

Potluck Pizza Night Invokes the Hippie Spirit of Martha’s Vineyard

In recent years, Martha’s Vineyard has become associated with presidential vacations, multi-million dollar homes and a short-lived reality television show featuring beautiful rich blonde kids.  Co-existing with all these things, the Vineyard I know and love is a less-flashy and more laid-back place. Even if the people you meet are trustafarians, you wouldn’t know it

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The Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard
Massachusetts

Love, Loss and the Edgartown Lighthouse

The picturesque Edgartown Lighthouse stands in the harbour to the pretty whaling town of Edgartown in Martha’s Vineyard, an island located off the coast of Massachusetts.  Across from the lighthouse, you can see the sometimes-island of Chappaquiddick (known locally as Chappy).  On occasion when the Atlantic Ocean feels benevolent, a sandbar connects Chappy to Edgartown

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Asian Fusion at Shojo Boston
Massachusetts

A Quirky Take on Asian Fusion at Shojo Boston

Nestled among the usual suspects in the handful of streets that make up Boston’s Chinatown, the unassuming stark contemporary exterior of Shojo leads into a dimly-lit interior. I knew this restaurant would be different because it wasn’t advertising dim sum on the outside or painted in red and/or gold.  Inside, the street art inspired graphics

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Tokyo Tower in Japan
Japan

Ten Cool Facts About The Tokyo Tower

The red and orange Tokyo Tower stands like a beacon in the city skyline.  In a cityscape of very tall skyscrapers, the colours and shape make it instantly recognisable.  Similar to its French counterpart, the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower is a beloved symbol of the city. 10 Facts About Tokyo Tower Here are ten cool

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Massachusetts

American Ninja Training at Cape Cod Inflatable Park

My kids love the Cape Cod Inflatable Park in Yarmouth with an intensity that defies logic.  Or maybe I’m just an old grump. Every year, they beg to go to the Cape Cod Inflatable Park during our summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.  According to them, with its new upgraded inflatables, the park is even more

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Massachusetts

It’s Morning Glory in Edgartown Anytime

Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown is a bit of an institution on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Although billed as a humble farm stand, Morning Glory has the reputation and faithful clientele that would make any high-end gourmet food store proud. The farm was started

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Have You Heard Of The Most Haunted Hotel in New England?

Located in the historic centre of Boston, the Omni Parker House has been called the most haunted hotel in New England.  As the oldest working hotel in the United States, its walls have seen a lot of history. The original hotel, Parker House, was built by a man named Harvey D. Parker in 1855.  It

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The L Street Tavern Has The Luck of the Irish

The lucky owners of the L Street Tavern had just bought the bar a few days earlier in March 1997 when they were approached to use the bar as a movie set.  The movie, Good Will Hunting, went on to become an Oscar-winner which launched the careers of its screenwriters, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck,

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Riding on this cycle path made from former railway tracks is a great way to explore the area around charming Falmouth in Cape Cod.

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