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Gloucester: Visiting Crow’s Nest, The location of “The Perfect Storm”

The Crow’s Nest is the bar that was used in the movie, “The Perfect Storm.” The actual bar was not used for the movie because the ceilings were too low for the cameramen, however, a replica set was made in Hollywood. Cast members such as George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg hung out at Crow’s Nest […]

Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Tragedy

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.” Today, we decided to tour the Lizzie Borden house, located in Fall River, Massachusetts. The house is supposedly haunted and has been a popular spot for ghost hunters on shows such as “Ghost […]

3 Things to do in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, settled in 1659, is a small town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Fairhaven shares a harbor with neighboring New Bedford, known for its’ whaling and fishing history. This small, but scenic town, features charming old architecture. Plenty of recreation opportunities exist including the Phoenix Bike Trail, West Island Town Beach, and Fort Phoenix […]

Slater Memorial Park: Home of the World’s Oldest Looff Stander Carousel

Slater Memorial Park, named after Samuel Slater, who built America’s first water powered mill, is the oldest and largest park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The park is located about 15 minutes from Providence, making it an ideal daytime recreational destination. In 1976, Slater Park was added to The National Register of Historic Places in 1976. […]

5 things to do in Provincetown, Cape Cod

Provincetown, the furthest town on Cape Cod, is located on the very tip about 2 hours from Boston. This coastal town, also known as P-town by locals, has a year round population of only 3000. Over the summer months, the population soars to over 60,000. This area is rich in history and natural beauty, making […]

CliffWalk Newport – Spectacular Ocean and Mansion Views!

CliffWalk in Newport, Rhode Island is a scenic 3.5 mile National Recreation Trail, which runs along the Newport Shoreline. Along the way you will pass the spectacular Newport Mansions, also known as “summer cottages.” The most famous, The Breakers, is a marvelous site with over 137,000 square feet. Note: The walk is currently closed at […]

A Cruise around Newport Harbor & Narragansett Bay

Newport, a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island is best known for its’ mansions, sailing, and spectacular scenery.  A boat cruise is one of the best ways to take in these sights along with the picturesque views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. My trip with Gansett Cruises in Newport, Rhode Island […]

5 Fun Things to do in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Plymouth, Massachusetts is known as “America’s Hometown.” Founded in 1620, Plymouth is the oldest town in New England, and one of the oldest in the U.S. Leyden Street is the oldest continuously inhabited street in the country! Plymouth is most known as being the location of the first Thanksgiving Feast. However, there is much more […]

A Whale Watching Adventure in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the top whale watching destinations in the world. If you never have been whale watching, I highly recommend adding this fantastic experience to your travel bucket list. Captain John’s Whale Watching Tours in Plymouth, Massachusetts, provide a scenic, affordable, & informative tour. The nice thing about this tour is that they […]

America’s Oldest Public Arboretum – The Arnold Arboretum in Boston

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, located in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston Massachusetts, is the oldest public arboretum in the country. Inside the arboretum, you will find 281 scenic acres of trees and shrubs. There are hundreds of different varieties of trees, all which are conveniently labeled. My favorite collection was definitely the […]



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