By Joanna Eng Western Massachusetts used to be an area I would speed by on the Mass Pike, on my way between Boston and upstate New York. I thought the Berkshires were just for classical music fans and those rich enough to “summer” at their “cottages” (that were actually more like mansions). But then, this […]
Massachusetts was one of the original 13 colonies, and the state is where GoNOMAD has its headquarters. Read articles about the Bay State, from the excitement of Boston to the beauty of Stockbridge in the Berkshires and everything in between.
By Lisa Linsley Most people associate Cape Cod or Provincetown specifically with summer. Right now, you are most likely picturing days out in the hot sand swimming and fishing. You picture strolling down the busy, narrow Commercial Street waiting in long lines at shops and restaurants. Our first trip to Provincetown was in October. Visiting […]
Edgartown by Sea: Cruising the Massachusetts Coast By Max Hartshorne GoNOMAD Editor I spent my summers by the sea. Always, a beach, a dock and a longing to be out in a boat followed me each successive summer as I joined family and friends at our family vacation home in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard or later, […]
Experiencing Wellfleet in Early Spring By Kathryn Abbott and Kate Hartshorne Busy working mothers don’t often get the chance to find relaxation close to home. So when the opportunity struck for this mother, daughter, and three-month-old granddaughter to take a three-day vacation in early April, our options were limited. Where could two moms go to […]
Kaitlyn Silva presents a guide to Lowell, Massachusetts, with descriptions of its museums, historic sites and other cultural attractions like Kerouac Park.
Hancock Shaker Village: Plain and Simple By Richard Bauman The Shakers are remembered mostly for their extraordinary handcrafted furniture, but they were so much more than just furniture. A visit to Hancock Shaker Village, near Pittsfield, Massachusetts, opens doors to better understanding of the Shakers’ way of living. In all, the Shakers established 18 communities […]
Boston With Kids: A Real Family-Friendly Destination By Jacqueline Church Sure, there’s lots of history here. The Freedom Trail, the historic battles, the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s ride… but what else can you find in Boston? Blue men, enormous swans, and a green monster. How about whales, seals, and robots? It’s all here. Here […]
By Kevin McDowell As I turn onto Old Main Street in Deerfield, Massachusetts, the mile-long strip of road on which the Historic Deerfield Museum is located, it feels as if I’ve stepped back in time. Centuries-old restored houses share yards with private family homes, the architecture so traditionally beautiful that it would be hard to […]