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Deep Powder Weekend at Killington Mountain Resort

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This past weekend we made a trip up to Killington Mountain Resort to cash in on the nearly 40 inches of snow they were gifted by mother nature over the week. And The Beast, as they call it, definitely exceeded its reputation!


We arrived Friday evening at the Killington Grand Hotel. The drive was a little over three hours from Boston. The Grand hotel comes with all the amenities you would look for in a slopeside resort plus a few added bonuses. Our rooms was spacious with a porch overlooking the winter landscape and also had a large flat screen television. There was complimentary ski/board check as soon as you arrive so they are waiting for you by the door when you are ready to hit the slopes. An added bonus was the amazing breakfast buffet that had all staples, plus an omelette station, and fresh made donuts.



The skiing on Saturday was a day to remember.  Killington had gotten nearly forty inches of snow that week, across its 155 trails and over 1,500 skiable acres.  It made for a DE…

Bluebird Weekend at Stratton, Vermont

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This past Friday we headed up to Stratton, Vermont to hit the slopes for a weekend. Stratton is located in southern Vermont, about a three hour drive from Boston.


One unique aspect about Stratton is that there is a whole village situated right on the mountain with numerous restaurants, shops and accommodations. We found this to be very convenient. Upon arriving Friday night and parking our car, all amenities were within walking or shuttle distance. We stayed at the Black Bear Lodge which had a great ski mountain vibe to it. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well designed. Each morning there was free continental breakfast. And be sure to check out the lodge's other amenities like hot tub, sauna, and game room.


On Saturday morning we woke up to a beautiful, blue sky day for skiing. There’s a shuttle that continuously runs from Black Bear Lodge to the ski mountain. The ride is just a few minutes long or just a short 5-10 minute walk.



We started our day with a ride up the gondola…

Five Day Iceland Road Trip

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Iceland is a country with amazing landscapes, delicious & unique cuisine, and a welcoming culture that should make it top of list for any adventure traveler. With a number of direct flight options available from many US destinations, travel is quick and affordable. We recently embarked on a five day road trip across Iceland’s southern coast. While the rest of the country has a lot to offer, our research showed this was the best way to see the most of Iceland in a short amount of time. This post will give you all the information you need to know to experience a great five day road trip.

Note that if you are travelling to Iceland in the Winter like us, there is limited daylight. For our trip there was between 5-6 hours of daylight. However, Iceland’s twilight was considerably longer than Boston. Even though the sunrise wasn’t until 11:00am, it started getting light out by 9:30am. While traveling in the Summer has advantages to see more during daylight, traveling in the Winter also …

Ringing in the Holidays with The Nutcracker

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What better way to soak in the holiday spirit this season, than going to see The Nutcracker in Boston. This past week we visited the Boston Opera House in downtown Boston to enjoy the performance. The show was phenomenal and will definitely be a new holiday tradition for years to come.



We were awed by the talent of the ballet dancers and live orchestra that accompanied the show. The story was very engaging for all ages- both children and adults.


The Nutcracker is 2 hours long with an intermission.  It will be playing till end of there year, so there’s still some time to see it!


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