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St. Patrick’s Day Events Round-up

The history of New England is inexorably tied to the history of Irish Americans. Beginning in the 1600s, many Irish families immigrated to these northern colonies to fish, farm, work and live. Despite the persecution and discrimination they often faced, Irish Americans played a key role in making this country what it is today. Every […]

Halloweekend 2022 Events

If you’re still looking for things to do over Halloween weekend 2022, look no further. Here are a few Halloween-themed events happening in every New England state, ranging from mildly spooky and family friendly to genuinely frightening (or boozy/adults only). Some take place over the weekend; others take place on Halloween Monday. Find more things […]

A Day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire was settled by Europeans in 1623; prior to 1623, this area along the Piscataqua River was home to Wabanaki tribal nations for millennia. In 2023 it will celebrate its 400th anniversary, along with a few other seacoast villages. Today Portsmouth is a sweet, old-fashioned, picture book type of city. Downtown, in particular, […]

Fall Foliage Sky Rides

One of the best ways to take in New England’s gorgeous autumn foliage is by gondola, or ski lift, or sky ride. This activity is great for a few reasons: the aerial view, the fact that you don’t have to walk or drive, and, because they are often hosted at ski resorts, the foliage in […]

Fall Foliage Guide 2022

Foliage season in New England is iconic. It can be otherworldly, awe-inspiring, and just a bit fickle – the timing of its arrival and the vibrancy of the colors depend on a complicated slew of factors, including the length and temperature of a day, how much rain we received during the summertime, La Niña, et […]

A Day in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley

The Bridge of Flowers

In the foothills of the Berkshires, surrounded by baby mountain ridges and thick forest, the Connecticut River winds its way south through Massachusetts toward the Long Island Sound. This region is known as the Pioneer Valley, spanning the beautiful counties of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin. Pioneer Valley was christened by travel writers in the 1920s […]

Green Gardens returns to Foxwoods Casino Sept 2-3

A table at the Green Gardens event.

For the second summer in a row, Foxwoods Resort & Casino hosts its luscious outdoor entertainment, Green Gardens, a twilight immersion among banks of flowers, where guests relax in gauze-curtained private bungalows to enjoy music, delightful drinks and a lavish dinner. Green Gardens happens on the grass-covered Fox Tower Terrace, but guests may feel a […]

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