Posts Tagged ‘ Boston ’

What’s hot: September 2018

Aug 31st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now

Where the experts holiday: Kirsty Marrins, travel blogger

Mar 19th, 2018 | By

Travel, food and lifestyle blogger, Kirsty Marrins, shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers

Saturday snippets: 30th December 2017

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

In his last snippets of 2017, Adrian wishes all readers a happy new year

What’s hot: September 2017

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now

Primera: a low-cost, transatlantic entrant

Jul 27th, 2017 | By

Primera, another Scandinavian airline is entering the low-cost transatlantic market next April to join Norwegian.

Saturday snippets: 8th November 2014

Nov 8th, 2014 | By
Shakespeares Birthplace

Adrian looks at the weather over winter, wonders what our culture secretary does and bemoans the fact that Cornwall doesn’t have a high profile minister like they have in Sheffield.

America’s overzealous ID policy

Jul 6th, 2014 | By

Aged 33 1/2 and can’t get served

The show’s the thing

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

TV shows are important to state tourism

Thinking of Boston

Apr 16th, 2013 | By

Condolences and prayers for Boston visitors and locals alike, from all at CD-Traveller

Where the experts holiday: Mike Gallagher, co-founder and co-CEO, City Pass

Aug 16th, 2012 | By

Mike Gallagher, co-founder and co-CEO of City Pass – those brilliant bundles that allow you to experience a city’s top attractions while saving up to half off the cost of admission – reveals why he loves hanging out in Hawaii and while he’ll always have Paris

Just magic: there’s more to Salem than witches

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

Salem is famous for its witch trials of 1692 but there’s more to this Massachusetts town than witchcraft, writes Kaye Holland

Wales in Los Angeles

Feb 26th, 2012 | By

I have been in Los Angeles to see the LA Times Travel Show, one of the largest in the US. I expected to see stalls promoting parts of California, the Caribbean and Asia but Wales?

From the surf to the snow: riding the Coast Starlight

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

Adrian rides the rails with Amtrak. Read about his rail journey – arguably the best way to cover America’s huge distances – exclusively on CD-Traveller

Where the experts holiday: Alan Locher, marketing & PR director at On Location tours

Jan 3rd, 2012 | By

On Location’s Alan Locher on Amsterdam, China and Boston’s best kept secrets

The best of Boston

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

Small, friendly and good to look at with an appealing mix of old buildings and youthful energy, why not make Boston your next mini-break?

Best value destinations for 2012

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

If past years (or recessions) have sucked up your travel budget, plan smart and get more bang for your buck in 2012

Retail ecstasy

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

A survey by Shoparazzi, the member’s only shopping club, has revealed that over £3 billion is spent in the UK each year on fashion by tourists, with as many as 1 million people per annum visiting Britain solely to shop

Why can’t we switch off?

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

A World Travel Market 2011 Industry Report revealed that half of UK holiday makers are ignoring their smartphones while away with roaming charges cited as the main reason for not using them.

Favourite film locations

Oct 9th, 2011 | By

I happened to see the Sarah Jessica Parker film, I Don’t Know How She Does It, last night. The film, based on Alison Pearson’s best selling novel, was shot in Boston and had the effect of making me want to book a break in Boston.

American ‘culture’ and British visitors

Sep 8th, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller mentioned a little while ago that British visitors were returning to the US after declining numbers over the last few years. One of the reasons we go is for the appeal of its heritage, according to a study recently released by their government.

Music and the Summer Mass(es)

Jun 5th, 2011 | By

Massachusetts in the north east of the United States is known for being the home of the Kennedy clan, the location of Salem and those witches, beautiful Autumn foliage, for being one of the founding states of the country and music. Music? Apart from Tanglewood what is there?
More than you might imagine.


Jul 21st, 2010 | By

Boston may look like a mini Manhattan but the capital of Massachusetts has a charm of its own. Boston resident, Johanna Wightman, gives us the low down on one of America’s most enjoyable cities

The Cultural Coast of Massachusetts

May 24th, 2010 | By

This is the name given to an area just south of Boston in the USA. The name meant nothing to me but then neither did one of the other names, Quincy County. But if I had been told that this included Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrim fathers landed in 1620, and Nantucket where the US whaling industry was once based then I might have realised just how important, historically, this region is. The subheading for the area, “Where American Begins” probably reflects the area better.
As Boston has direct flights to Dublin and London it is easy to tag a few days onto a Boston trip and spend a weekend exploring this area to the south. As to what to see, here are just a few suggestions.