Exploring Massachusetts

For a small state, Massachusetts offers a lot of variety. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to travel through much of the state, although recent trips (those included on this website) center on the eastern edge of the state – where we have friends and visit regularly.

Travel journals

  • October 2014
  • Concord, Salem and the Cape (Summer 2012)
  • Boston (Fall 2011)
  • Boston and the Cape (Spring 2011)
  • Eastern Massachusetts (2009)

Around the state

Boston

The home of the American Revolution, the state capital, and Harvard; Boston is a vibrant political and educational base with a rich history.

Food and drinks

Cape Cod and the Islands

Cape Cod is one of my favorite places, and one that I try to visit regularly. I love everything about the landscape: the broad beaches, rolling dunes, lush marshes, and the oak and pine woods. I never tire of the architecture as it changes from traditional New England villages like Sandwich to worn shingle-sided cottages along the beach. I love it in the spring when the flowers bloom and all the world is green, in the summer when the beach is the only place to be, and in the fall when the whole world turns golden. But mostly, I love how smell of the sea that is always all around.

All Cape Cod posts

North of Boston

Concord

The shot heard round the world was fired near here, in the bucolic hills and rolling fields not far from Walden Pond. Along with Henry David Thoreau, the city later became home to literary giants Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott. A walk through town is to step into a rich and well-preserved history.

Salem

Despite its tragic history, Salem has more to offer visitors than witchcraft. The city is filled with historic buildings that make it perfect just for walking. Best of all, it is home of the amazing Peabody Essex Museum.

Cape Ann

Townsend

South of Boston

under construction

Plymouth

Plimoth

 

New Bedford

 

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