Posts Tagged ‘ Massachusetts ’

A St Patrick’s Day like no other

Mar 17th, 2020 | By

Whilst today is St Patrick’s Day it will be quite like any other St Patrick’s Day I have ever known.

Watching whales off Massachusetts

May 29th, 2018 | By

The tourist board in the US state of Massachusetts has developed a Massachusetts Whale Trail.

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: April 29th 2017

Apr 29th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

A museum of ice-cream, another about Dr Seuss, Bexit, being a gin ambassador and new flights to Russia attract Adrian’s attention this week.

Saturday snippets: 30th of July 2016

Jul 30th, 2016 | By

In a week full of incident, peachicks, penguins, an Air France strike and Pokemon Go take Adrian’s attention before he goes off to visit the Big Cheese in Caerphilly today!

Nantucket Island: from land, air and sea

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
spermwhale skeleton in Nantucket

Lynn visits Nantucket Island in the north eastern part of the USA, today a summer destination but perhaps still better known for it’s whaling heritage.

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

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

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.

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.