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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 […]

WaterFire Providence: The Summer’ Biggest Artistic Event

Waterfire is a popular artistic event held in Providence, Rhode Island during the summer months and early fall months. This event takes place in downtown Provdience at WaterPlace Park. Over 80 bonfires are lit on the river on an award winning sculpture created by artist Barnaby Evans. The event starts with people carrying torches down […]

25 Fun Things to do in Southern California

Southern California is one of my favorite year-round vacation destinations. Beautiful weather, amazing beaches, and plenty of waterfront attractions place it high on my list for summer fun and recreation. Offering a plethora of fun, scenic, and more often than not, completely free things to do, a trip to Southern California should be added to […]

25 Fun Things to do in Chicago this Summer

Chicago is one of the best summer cities! There are so many events, festivals, and beautiful places to explore, making it the ideal summer destination city. Having once lived in Chicago for over 20 years, I have had plenty of summer adventures over the years. Whether you are in a mood for fitness, museums, food, […]

A Nature Walk at Massasoit State Park

Massasoit State Park is a scenic state park located in Southeastern Massachusetts in the town of East Taunton. There are plenty of recreational opportunities available, including swimming, biking, hiking, and cross country skiing during the winter months. Note: The campground is currently closed for the 2013 season. There are 6 lakes and ponds located throughout […]

The Magnificent Redwood Trees of California

I recently put together a photo book from my trip to the Redwood National Park and the Trees of Mystery attraction in Klamath, California. These trees are absolutely breathtaking and worth making the trip out to see! The Trees of Mystery attraction is often called a “tourist trap,” however, I had a great time and […]

Cape Cod Rail Trail – 22 Miles of Gorgeous New England Forest Views

The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a beautiful 22 mile path that goes through several Cape Cod towns including Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet. The path follows a former railroad and its’ paved surface makes it an ideal place for easy road biking. Along the path, you will find just about every type […]

Beach Vacation Essentials: Planning & Packing for your Beach Vacation

Print out a copy the checklist for your trip. Printable Full Version (.pdf) Printer Friendly Version (.pdf) Printable Grey-scale Version (.pdf) Packing well will ensure that you have the best vacation possible. Less time shopping for forgotten essentials on your vacation means more fun in the sun! Make sure to pack several days in advance […]

Hiking at Breakheart Reservation in Massachusetts

This weekend, Mike and I decided to find a new place to hike as opposed to Myles Standish State Forest. We hard about this reservation near Boston, called the Breakheart Reservation. We heard that there were some views of the Boston skyline from the top of one of the hikes, which would be interesting to […]

National Park Week 2013

Did you know that this week is National Park Week? From April 22nd to April 26th, every national park will have free admission. This is a great time to take advantage of no admission prices and enjoy a nice hike during the perfect spring weather. There are over 400 national parks in the U.S. To […]