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Vacationland

Ah Vacationland...a beloved nickname for New England's youngest and most mysterious state: Maine. A long-time part of Massachusetts, Maine was the last New England state to be founded in 1820, a near thirty years after its closest sibling: Vermont, in 1791, and thirty-six years after the end of the Revolutionary War. Despite the state's late-coming, however, its name actually dates back to the 1600s. During that time, land was still being...

Amalfi Coast

A beautiful vacation spot, the Amalfi Coast is a known escape for foreigners and Italians alike. With dozens of small towns dotting the coastline, there is easily a place for everyone. Positano is the quintessential Amalfi destination, known for its scenic views, quaint architecture, good food and shopping. The actual "Amalfi" town is home to the 9th century Cathedral of St. Andrew and a beautiful town square. There, you can shop for tourist...

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard is a great place to get away in rural Rhode Island. Located inside the picturesque hamlet of Little Compton, it’s surrounded by fields, cottages, and cobblestone walls right off route 77. Sakonnet's charm sets in early as you’re whisked off the main road through a clump of tall, dark trees to a bright open pasture. Step out of the car and you’ll realize you’re just a short walk from the vines themselves,...

Pennlyn Beach

Ocean City, New Jersey is one of those hidden gems that I find most New Englanders have never heard of. More often that not, they think I’m talking about Ocean City Maryland, and not its closer relative. Then when they realize I’m talking about somewhere on “the shore”, well, they get a little skeptical. What the above photos show you is the quiet side Ocean City has to offer. It has eight miles of clean, sandy beaches—all of which...
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