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Non Witchy Salem

Non Witchy Salem

“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” ― Arthur Miller, The Crucible   Salem is definitely known for being one of the major sites of witchcraft hysteria in North America, but there is much much more to this lovely city than just 1692. Here are a few ideas of things to go check out if you find yourself in “Witch City!”   Street Murals Thanks to the shipping trade, there are a ton of large…

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Spooky Boston

Spooky Boston

Spooky.  Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Boston… Historic? YES. Confusing to drive through? YES. Spooky? Nope…Salem gets that crown. But never fear, Boston has two really unique spooky spots that not a lot of people know about if you are willing to search them out off the beaten path. Warren Anatomical Museum Years ago, putting skeletons and casts of genetic oddities on display was thought of as the normal thing to do….

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Denmark Castles: Rosenborg Slot

Denmark Castles: Rosenborg Slot

  Everyone loves castles, right? Luckily, Denmark has many different options for you to choose from! Just down the street from our hotel (see our review here) was Kogens Have the location of Rosenborg Slot. Slot in Danish means castle! Rosenborg is a lovely renaissance castle with three levels on top of an amazing basement (we’ll get to that in a minute).  Bags are not allowed into the structure, but there are lockers located in both the ticket area and…

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A New Deal in Hyde Park

A New Deal in Hyde Park

We rarely have weekdays off together, so when they do happen like on Veteran’s Day, we try to make the most of them. This year, we went out to the Hudson River Valley to make a visit to the Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Presidential Library. Usually it costs $18.00 per person to visit both of the buildings, but because of the holiday, there was no charge to get into the National Park Service site.  Getting both sites for…

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Amazing Places: Benefit Street in Rhode Island

Amazing Places: Benefit Street in Rhode Island

Could you imagine living in this house? What a beautiful building! Officially called the “George Drowne House,” it was built in 1862. By that point, Benefit Street was already populated with colonial houses, but this house was definitely one of the stand outs for me! Located at 367 Benefit Street, there are 10 condos inside this house now which rises 2 1/2 stories above the ground. The rest of the street is pretty amazing as well. I was told that…

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Fall River Historical Society

Fall River Historical Society

Just in time for Lizzie Borden’s birthday, we took a trip to Fall River to see some history related to the case. Trying to avoid the heat of the city, we drove down to Fall River in search of cooler breezes and spooky history at the Lizzie Borden House. Getting there was very easy, but upon arrival, there was no one to give the tour and the price totally turned us off. Not only that, some other people wrote in…

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Wordless Wednesday: Monumental Shadows

Wordless Wednesday: Monumental Shadows

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts State House

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts State House

America’s Best Idea

America’s Best Idea

Did you know that this year marks the 100th birthday of what is considered America’s best idea? The National Park Service will turn 100 years young on August 26 and is celebrating this year with programs, special events, and lots of cake. While many people believe that there are only the 59 “National Parks,” in reality there are many many more UNITS of the system. There are 409 units of the National Park Service from Acadia National Park in Maine,…

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Water, water everywhere…

Water, water everywhere…

The other day at work, a person asked me if the water coming out of the water fountain was filtered. I was taken aback for a moment before I remembered that so many places in the world do not have good tasting water even with filtration. Boston, however, is incredibly lucky in terms of our favorite beverage (no it isn’t beer! haha) In recent taste and quality tests, Boston’s water has scored either in the top or as the best…

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