Category: New England

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Marvellous Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut

Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, an aquarium and a research centre in Mystic, Connecticut, has been around since the 1970’s.  The aquarium I remember from my childhood is very different from the aquarium we visited last summer.  It’s bigger and better than anything I recall. My children really liked the Titanic Exhibit which was set up in

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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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Crossing into History

We spent Christmas Day doing something completely different.  We went to the 61st annual re-enactment of George Washington’s historical crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in December 1776.  The area is now designated as Washington Crossing Historic Park. As every American school child knows, George Washington and his troops were almost at the

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Homes Fit for Hansel and Gretel on Martha’s Vineyard

Ever wanted to live in a gingerbread house?  The Cottage City neighbourhood in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard gives you an entire gingerbread neighbourhood.  Hansel & Gretel wouldn’t have known where to start. Cottage City dates back to the 19th century when Methodists gathered together each summer for religious meetings.  After the first meeting in 1835,

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Road Trip USA: Martha’s Vineyard

When many people think of Martha’s Vineyard, they automatically think of it as a celebrity vacation spot.  Yes, lots of rich and famous people spend their summer vacation here, among them the Obamas.  The Vineyard, however, is so much more than the occasional celebrity that passes through. My children love their summers in the Vineyard.

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Amazing Vanderbilt Grace

In Newport we stayed at the Vanderbilt Grace, which  we loved so much we stayed an extra night.  This boutique hotel is situated in one the former Vanderbilt homes.   Built in 1909, the building has gone through several incarnations before becoming a hotel.  When we went, the hotel was full but we did not

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The Best Newport Attractions To Visit Including With Kids

Haven’t had enough of American nouveau riche extravagance with The Great Gatsby?  Newport, Rhode Island is the city for you. Newport was a major trade hub and military port in the 18th century before becoming the summer playground of incredibly rich socialites in the 19th century. Newport is still a beautiful New England seaside town which

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Experiencing Amish Country with Children

My children were fascinated with Amish country.  What do you mean no TV?!  Not even DS?!  Confusion abounded that such a world existed today and not in the time before dinosaurs (when their mother was a little girl). With the children’s curiosity piqued, our family really enjoyed the sights of Lancaster county.  We drove through

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Roadtrip USA: The Pennsylvania Dutch Countryside

Before he met me, Mr. N and his best friend always did a yearly road trip in the United States.  We’ve reinstated that tradition with the children in the last couple of years.  This summer we are driving up the East Coast from Pennsylvania where my family lives through New York, Connecticut. Rhode Island and

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