Riding the Polar Express

Cape Cod Central Railroad's Christmas Excursion

The Polar Express movie was an animated head-spinning 3D journey through which the hero of the story, a doubting boy learns to believe again. While I would never want to go on a train that plummets down impossibly-steep declines, skitters across shattering ice lakes, and is inhabited by at least one ghost, I would love […]

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Staying On Board

Spending The Entire Getaway In The Intercontinental Boston

You can’t live an hour’s drive from Boston and not go there now and then. We visit once or twice a year on our weekend getaways and are always try to find a hotel right in the middle of the action. The shopping and history and arts and dining are all great excuses to visit […]

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Don’t let the stresses of the holidays get to you

Ten Holiday Stress Reducers

Christmas is approaching faster than we would like, but we can somehow survive the onslaught of shopping, wrapping presents, family gatherings, and getting through our everyday workload. We ask ourselves, “How am I going to get through the next few weeks and still be able to shop for presents? Decorate my home? Wrap? Bake? Cook? […]

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When Your Child Has to Fly Solo

Advice for Parents of Young Travelers

There are many reasons why your child might need to make an unaccompanied flight. In fact, for some children, unaccompanied travel is routine: summer trips to visit a parent or grandparent, trips to school or camp, or even a last-minute entry into a sports or academic competition. But today, as travel rules become more complex […]

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