family activities

Let’s All Go to the Topsfield Fair

By Laurie Grant

Have you heard the joke about the 9 month pregnant lady, pre-schooler, and tired husband who went to the fair?  No? I'm not surprised.  Our trip to the fair wasn't very funny, but it was fun and as always an adventure. The idea to go to the Topsfield Fair was spontaneous and not very planned out... Read More

Boston Freedom Trail

By cabesh

  When we have company come into town we always plan to take them on the Boston Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail starts at the Bunker Hill Monument and ends in Boston Common. One of the... Read More

Shaker Suppers at Hancock Shaker Village

By Anastasia B

Fall is a perfect time to explore the history and culture at Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts. While the museum season closes October 30th, with Thanksgiving around the corner there is still time to connect with the days the holiday originated at a Shaker Supper. A perfect meal to enjoy ... Read More

Surviving vacation after the holiday

By Christina Rosalie

There is golden light this morning and a dozen blue jays, plumage ruffled, in the lilac out the window. The walls are striped with shadows from the window panes, the trees outside, the angles of furniture illumined by the morning sun. I watch the way heat dances; sunlight revealing the shadows ... Read More