JFK Museum and Library at Colombia Point.

With torrential rain and a cold nor easter blowing across Massachusetts we needed to find somewhere indoors in which to kill time before flying home. Ray at  The Old Harbor Inn  Chatham suggested the JFK Museum and Library and we will be forever grateful for this fab suggestion. Earlier in the week we had dropped into the  J […]

Marblehead Neck, MA

Driving along the Marblehead ‘neck’ is driving through an upscale residential area of New England. Fine detached pastel coloured clapboard houses with wide verandahs and flags, yacht clubs and dog walkers. This was a great introduction to New England, our first stop off after leaving  Boston Logan Airport. The only people we saw were the […]

J F K Museum, Hyannis.

It is particularly poignant that as I sit catching up on my New England posts that one left still to do is my visit to the J F K Museum in Hyannis on this day of all days fifty five years since his assassination.  I don’t know if I actually remember it happening but I grew up […]

Marblehead MA – photoblog

Marblehead was the first stop off on The Grey Traveller’s recent  New England road trip taking in coastal walks and leaf peeping. Loved the historic district and also The Muffin Shop where I enjoyed an incredible strawberry smoothie with extra whipped cream. So of course I was overawed by the clapboard houses and how well kept the area is. […]

Halloween in New England

I’ve always been aware that America does Halloween big time but visiting New England in the fall was an eye opener. House fronts and steps were decorated with pumpkins or Halloween images from huge blow up witches or spider webs encasing the gates and pathways. Driving through New England leaf peeping had the added entertainment […]

The Traveller’s World Book Day

….and so World Book Day is drawing to a close and this reader has been dipping in and out of Dorling Kindersley’s Eye Witness Travel Book on New England. So my idea is to visit in the fall and take in the foliage, do a bit of leaf peeping as they say but also to see some of […]

Summer Secrets – Jane Green

I was reading Summer Secrets slap bang in the middle of winter whilst in Canada surrounded by snow so a little Nantucket sunshine was very welcome. Jane Green had previously whetted my appetite for East coast summers in the Beach House so I knew that Summer Secrets would not let me down. Alcoholism is the strand […]