The best family-friendly (and Covid-safe) activities to do around Boston

Many still worry about coronavirus, especially as new variants emerge and spread. As of August 27th, face masks are required in all indoor public settings in Boston, but there are still plenty of fun things to do around the city while staying safe, even with autumn in full swing. For families with young kids, Franklin Park Zoo is one of the Boston area’s family-friendly treasures. The zoo itself has online timed [...]

2021-10-19T21:31:17+00:00October 19th, 2021|

Fall foliage will peak late this year — here’s where to find it

When you think of autumnal foliage, you think of New England. But many this year have noticed that fall colors are yet to make an appearance.  And they’re not wrong; according to meteorologists, this year’s warm, wet weather means fall foliage peak colors will come later than usual. While October is typically the best month for it, many are saying fall colors are yet to appear in most of southern and [...]

2021-10-09T16:49:33+00:00October 9th, 2021|

International travel restrictions in the US will ease in November — here’s what you should know

It’s been announced that the U.S. will ease foreign travel restrictions this November, allowing international visitors who have proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country. The current travel restrictions have been in place for 18 months, meaning family and loved ones will have long-awaited reunions.  Countries have until now faced a variety of restrictions, which many have complained have been confusing. Non-American citizens who have been [...]

2021-09-20T20:45:13+00:00September 20th, 2021|

Want to go to a ball game? Here’s what you need to know about going to Fenway

Many professional and amateur sporting events were shut throughout a lot of the pandemic, leaving die-hard fans in the lurch. Boston is known in particular for having an incredible sports culture — and lucky for baseball fans, you can still buy tickets to see the Red Sox live at Fenway Park. Here’s what you need to know. Currently, Fenway Park is open for business — but they recommend anyone who is considered [...]

2021-09-12T17:45:05+00:00September 12th, 2021|

The best beaches within an hour of Boston

Summer may be in its final month, but there’s still plenty of time to get some beach days in before the end of the season. Luckily for you, New England is home to gorgeous sandy beaches — some of which are a stone’s throw away from Boston. Here’s a few of our favorites. One of the closest to Boston is Nahant Beach, which is just a 20-30 minutes drive. Massachusetts license plates [...]

2021-08-17T20:27:20+00:00August 17th, 2021|

What you need to know about the latest mask guidelines

The emergence and spread of the Delta — and Delta plus — variants of Covid-19 have many governors and public officials across the country taking another look at their mask-wearing guidelines and restrictions. Massachusetts is no different. A couple weeks ago, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced new tightened mask-wearing guidelines following a spike in positive cases, with Revere and Brockton both seeing severe increases. The latest update recommends fully vaccinated people in [...]

2021-08-09T21:01:58+00:00August 9th, 2021|

Still planning a European summer vacation? Here’s what you need to know

Back in June, the European Union opened itself to American travelers, ending a 15-month ban, and many Americans started dreaming of Italian beaches and Greek islands. But as Covid-19 rates continue to rise across Europe, prohibitive restrictions regarding travel, testing and quarantines might make these seem less appealing. If you’re still trying to make it across the pond this summer, here’s what you should know.  Currently, more EU travel options are [...]

2021-07-25T22:10:05+00:00July 25th, 2021|

The best Independence Day fireworks in Massachusetts

July 4th is fast approaching, and as last year’s Independence Day didn’t quite go as planned, we’re all more than ready to celebrate. So where’s the best place to watch fireworks this Independence Day? Here’s our list. If you’re sticking to the city, Boston’s fireworks are some of the most iconic in the country. While the city’s signature Boston Pops July Fourth Spectacular will this year take place at Tanglewood in [...]

2021-07-02T10:55:53+00:00July 2nd, 2021|

Massachusetts is almost at 4.1m fully vaccinated people

On Sunday, Massachusetts officials from the state Department of Public Health announced that 4,088,474 people are fully vaccinated in the state. This means the state is less than 12,000 Covid-19 vaccine shots away from hitting its goal of 4.1m fully vaccinated people. As the vaccine rollout has gone quickly, coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all plummeted to record lows.  Currently, the seven-day average number of coronavirus patients in the hospital [...]

2021-06-21T21:35:02+00:00June 21st, 2021|

3 of New England’s most beautiful weekend trips

As international summer getaways hang in the balance for many, it’s good to remind yourselves that there are plenty of beautiful spots right in your own backyard — and New England is certainly no different. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, look no further — we have a list of the very best. Newport, Rhode Island, is continually cited as one of New England’s most picturesque getaways, and is beautiful no [...]

2021-06-08T21:12:48+00:00June 8th, 2021|
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