Going Places in Boston

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26 01, 2021

These Massachusetts COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed as of Monday

2021-01-26T21:04:37+00:00January 26th, 2021|

Massachusetts relaxed several COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, after promising COVID-19 data was released. The latest data showed a 10% drop in hospitalizations and an average positivity test rate drop of 33% since early January. However, the full set of rollbacks won’t yet take place in Boston.  Businesses such as restaurants, movie theaters, and health clubs may now stay open past 9:30pm. Premises that sell alcohol, including liquor stores, may also remain [...]

22 01, 2021

Tired of video calls? Here are 3 virtual games you may not have tried yet

2021-01-22T08:51:36+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

As we’re nearing a full year of lockdown, many of us are pretty sick of video calls. Zoom, Google Hangouts, House Party… most of us would probably be happy to never have to hit “accept” on a digital call invitation ever again. While the pandemic is far from over, and the wintry weather in most areas of the world make it difficult to meet up outside at a safe distance, there [...]

13 01, 2021

Massachusetts hits “severe outbreak” status — refresh yourself on COVID-19 guidelines here

2021-01-13T17:26:24+00:00January 13th, 2021|

For the first time during the pandemic, the national coronavirus data tracker has moved Massachusetts to “severe outbreak” status. With over 90,000 current active infections and rising hospitalizations, now is a great time to refresh yourself on the latest state guidelines regarding indoor and outdoor socializing, restaurants, and more. The “Phase 2, Step 2” of Boston’s reopening, which was announced in December, has since been renewed with further modifications. This means [...]

31 12, 2020

No plans for New Year’s? Here’s how to plan a fun last minute celebration

2020-12-31T21:24:51+00:00December 31st, 2020|

With traditional New Year’s Eve parties and gatherings being canceled last minute, many people are stuck at home, unsure of how to spend the night. We all want to leave 2020 behind us, so we’ve made a last minute guide for how to make tonight a fun one, whether you’re quarantining at home with family, friends, or solo. If there’s any silver lining, restaurants that are typically closed on December 31st [...]

21 12, 2020

Stuck at home for Christmas? Here’s how to make it a memorable one

2020-12-21T20:26:28+00:00December 21st, 2020|

Across the world, people are being forced to cancel travel plans, and celebrate the holidays in their own home. For some, this means losing the opportunity to see friends and family they haven’t seen in a long time. For others, this means entertaining kids at home, or spending the holidays alone. This year has been tough for all of us, and a happy holiday is needed more than usual. We've pulled [...]

15 12, 2020

5 of the best holiday light displays in Massachusetts — all COVID-friendly!

2020-12-15T02:23:07+00:00December 15th, 2020|

As Christmas fast approaches, many are struggling to recapture the holiday spirit as usual. Luckily for you, New England, with its classically snowy winters, has some of the best holiday lights displays in the country, making it easy to get back into the holiday spirit, all while keeping a social distance. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite lights displays around Massachusetts, so you and your loved ones can enjoy [...]

2 12, 2020

Here’s everything you need to know about the COVID-19 measures in Massachusetts

2020-12-02T13:09:26+00:00December 2nd, 2020|

Prior to Thanksgiving, COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts showed that the metrics were headed “in the right direction.” It’ll be some time before the holiday’s impact (which sees some of the most travel all year) is known, although Massachusetts saw an increase in both positive tests and deaths this week. Here’s a refresher on all the latest COVID-19 restriction updates in Massachusetts to keep you and your loved ones safe. Mayor Marty [...]

19 11, 2020

How to make celebrating Thanksgiving at home special this year

2020-11-19T17:36:58+00:00November 19th, 2020|

Lately, the days seem to be both endless and flying by at warp speed, and we’re all probably pretty sick of our homes at this point. Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and for many, this time that would be spent traveling to see far-away family members and gathering with loved ones to share thanks looks very different this year. We’re all in the same boat, so we’ve pulled together some tips and [...]

16 11, 2020

Treat Yo-Elf to New Family Traditions!

2020-11-16T22:41:40+00:00November 16th, 2020|

Ready to get your family out of the house for some good, old-fashioned holiday fun? We can help you experience the magic of holiday light tours without distraction! We drive while you enjoy the festive light displays. It’s a unique and safe alternative to make 2020’s holiday season brighter. And let’s face it, we could all use a little extra cheer right now! Plus, we can also pick-up and drop-off you [...]

25 10, 2020

The best DIY field trips to take your kids on near Boston

2020-10-25T12:19:35+00:00October 25th, 2020|

As in-person learning for Boston Public Schools has been suspended following a steady increase in local COVID-19 rates, many parents are left wondering how to keep their loved ones occupied and stimulated during long days at home. Students are likewise faced with a semester — or possibly year — away from their classrooms, friends, and field trips. But that doesn’t mean you can’t organize some yourself. We’ve pulled together a few of the [...]

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