A One Day Boston-to-Portland Detour

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Joyce had two and a half days of meetings in Waltham, before our trip to Maine. I flew in the night of her second day, arriving in time for dinner at Boston’s Trade Restaurant, drinks with Joyce and a few other colleagues at Waltham’s Naked Fish (now closed) restaurant, and a night’s sleep. The next [Read more …]

1720 House Bed & Breakfast in Martha’s Vineyard


When we travel, we try to stay in interesting inns and bed and breakfasts when possible. I admit that lately I have defaulted to hotels in many cities. But when we want to really explore an area like a native, we seek out small inns and bed and breakfasts (B&Bs). Why? In our younger years, [Read more …]

Boston: Recapturing our Old City, Exploring the New One


Although we get back to Boston at least once or twice a year, it is never the same city that we saw the previous trip, much less the same city we left eight years ago. Our Town Don’t get me wrong. Some of our favorite old memories remain intact. Our Back Bay neighborhood, the Public [Read more …]