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Ringing in the Holidays with The Nutcracker

Lawrence Rines Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker Photo by Liza Voll Photography 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. Boston Ballet Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker Photo by Rosalie O'Connor  Patrick Yocum Delia Wada Gill Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker Photo by Liza Voll Photography 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 ! Travel the East  © Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering                                                         Traveltheeas

Fall in Kennebunkport, Maine- Cape Arundel Inn

Recently we made a trip up to Kennebunkport, Maine to enjoy a fall weekend getaway. Located about thirty minutes south of Portland, Kennebunkport is just a short trip from Boston. Upon our arrival Friday night, we had dinner at The Burleigh . Both the atmosphere and food were amazing.  From there, we went to check into our room. We stayed at the Cape Arundel Inn at one of the Rockbound Bungalows .  Our room were located just a few hundred yards from the ocean and featured amazing sunrises with oceanfront views.  The room was spacious with a gas fireplace, patio and huge bathroom. The daily breakfast was the perfect way to start our day. We fueled up on some delicious food while watching the wave crash against the rocks. During the morning we went for a walk down Ocean Road where the hotel is located. The road runs right along the ocean and offers beautiful sites of the main coastline including former President, George Bush's Summer home.

Salem's Haunted Magic Show- Salem, Massachusetts

Looking for something to do to get in the Halloween spirit? Check out the Salem Magic Show !  The show had us on the edge of our seat. Every year is a different theme. This year it was phobias.   The magician did a great job of getting the crowd involved and keeping everyone in suspense.  Afterwards we went to see the Old Burying Point Cemetery and walk around town. There were lots of street displays and people dressed in costumes. You can also check out the witch shops and Halloween street d├ęcor. Be share to make a trip up to Salem while the Halloween spirit is still in the air! Travel the East  © Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering                                                 |  |  @TraveltheEast  

Maine's Renowned Rocky Coastline- Newcastle Inn

This past weekend we made a trip up the coast of Maine to Newcastle Inn , to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend. The Newcastle Bed & Breakfast was the perfect embodiment of a Maine getaway.  The Inn features 14 distinct guest rooms and is situated on the Damariscotta River, providing picturesque scenery. Our room was charming and spacious and the fresh cooked morning breakfast was the best way to start each day. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and Julie, the Innkeeper and owner, shared many great dining and activity recommendations. After heeding Julie’s recommendations, we set out for a busy Saturday. To get our blood flowing, we started with a hike at La Verna Preserve .  Located about twenty minutes from the Inn, the hike was about a three mile loop trail that featured beautiful woodlands, leading to Maine’s renowned, rocky coastline.  Following the hike, we made a few quick stops to visit the  Pemaquid Point Lighthouse  and th