United States’ first and oldest lighthouse station

Boston Light, the shining point of the Boston Harbor Islands

Each summer through the end of September, the Boston Harbor Island Alliance takes visitors on a journey that unleashes the history and splendor that the Boston Harbor Island national park areas have to offer, with summer tours of Boston Light—the oldest lighthouse station in the United States. The three hour excursions begin with a boat cruise, […]

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Getting Away To King Richard’s Faire

You Can Find Romance In The Middle Ages In The Bay State

Billowing gowns draped along the hay encrusted grounds as two exuberant women, clad in velvet capes, made their way past us to gain entrance to the Faire. My husband and I both knew what to expect, as both having been to King Richard’s Faire in our prior lives. And as usual, we were not disappointed. […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Low Intensity Mountain Biking

Mountain biking, a popular and fast growing sport, can be pulse-pounding, life-risking thrills or simply a relaxing way to get farther out into the countryside than you would by hiking. Both ends are enjoyable, but with low intensity mountain biking the stakes are low and the terrain is not as harsh as it is often […]

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Beating the Post Vacation Blues

Post-holiday Depression

  Your long-awaited vacation was everything you could have hoped for – – great weather, relaxation, fun. But now its over, and your high spirits have taken a nose dive. If you had such a great time, why do you feel so bad?   Feeling blue after a vacation is not unusual, says Elaine Poncelet, […]

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