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Say it with Flowers: New England Spring Getaways for Couples

Spring may come later to New England, but that only makes its arrival more welcome. Days are longer, skies are bluer and even a rainy day seems moody and atmospheric instead of just plain gloomy. And after a long cold winter, there’s no more romantic way to celebrate spring than a weekend spent among flowers […]

Maple Sugaring – A New England Rite of Spring for Kids

To New Englanders, March means one thing: maple syrup. Maple sugaring is one of New England’s most cherished rites of spring, perhaps because it’s one of the first signs we see of the changing seasons. Warm days and nights below freezing are just what maple syrup makers dream of. That’s when the sap runs the […]

4 New England Museums that Make Science Fun

Boston’s outstanding Museum of Science is among the best in the country, and generations of New England children have marveled at its exhibits. But the region also has a number of smaller, closer-to-home museums that can give your kids just as full a day’s immersion in science and technology. Here are four we’ve had trouble […]

Businesses Ramp Up for Super Bowl

Welcoming fans from across the country, the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., hosts Super Bowl LII Feb. 4, 2018. The city of Minneapolis is putting preparations into high gear, from flights and transportation to accommodations. For fans, families and visitors of all ages, expect high prices and stepped-up services from this Super Bowl-ready city. […]

The Northeast’s Great Little Ski Mountains for Families

For family skiing, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Although big ski resorts usually offer more off-the-slopes and après-ski activities, nothing beats the smaller more personal experience of a day’s skiing with kids on a small mountain in the company of local families. Another plus of smaller ski areas is the affordable lift tickets, usually far less […]

New England Accommodations That Won’t Break the Bank

If you’re looking for a way to unplug the kids and enjoy a family vacation in New England — without breaking the bank — Appalachian Mountain Club Lodges and Maine Huts & Trails offer plenty of outdoor fun with a hefty dose of nature thrown in. In winter, for example, after a day of exploring the […]