Boston

Author: Lauren Petrik

Tags: Boston, Exploring, Massachusetts, New York, New York City, North America, Quarter Finalist, USA

An Evaluation of Public Transportation or, That One Time I Went to New England and Couldn’t Rent a Car

1. Airplane

We arrived at the airport at approximately 4:15 the morning of November 11. My mother, my sister and I were taking a couple days to visit some colleges. We were flying into Laguardia that afternoon. As the plane touched down, the music I had playing on shuffle changed to Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York”. It seemed fitting, but ironic, a sentiment that would be echoed throughout the trip.


2. Uber

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Boston, City Break, Couples, DC, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, Tennessee, USA

5 Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

With a super-charged topic like race relations coloring the perception of many American cities, I suggest exploring five destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural institutions too few travelers know about. Here are some highlights of African American culture in Boston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis and Washington DC to enrich your next vacation.

 

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Boston, Fall Getaway, Flee Market, Kids, Massachusetts, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, Teens, USA

Halloween Witchery in Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

In search for Halloween ideas in New England? Ready to give up the Sunday football game to take the kids exploring? Nothing is as Halloween focused as Haunted Happenings, the Massachusetts festival that draws more than 250,000 annually between October 1-31. Along with other seasonal activities that you and your family can embark on, it takes place in Salem.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Baby, Boston, Food & Wine, Kids, Massachusetts

Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Boston

Looking for a good family restaurant in Boston -- something both grownups and kids can enjoy? Read on for Family Travel Forum reader favorites.

It's a college town so you know there are cheap eats, and it's nicknamed BeanTown so you know that food is on everyone's mind. Welcome to some of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Baby, Boston, City Break, Kids, Massachusetts, Museums & Culture, North America, Preferred Family, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Boston, Massachusetts Attractions

There's so much to do in "Beantown" -- from colonial history to swan boats, Fenway Park and more; here are Family Travel Forum's best bets for indoor and outdoor family activities in Boston, Massachusetts. For further general information, be sure to visit the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (888/SEE-BOSTON or 617/536-4100), or check out the broader Massachusetts Vacations 

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Boston, City Break, Family-Friendly Hotels, Massachusetts, North America, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Boston, Massachusetts Hotels And Resorts

If your family is visiting historic Boston, Massachusetts for its many attractions, or just taking the teens to see local colleges and universities, we know you'll enjoy a centrally located hotel near a "T" stop. Here are Family Travel Forum's picks for the best value quality lodging in Beantown.

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Author: Matt Ryan

Tags : Beach, Blogs, Boston, City Break, Food & Wine, Massachusetts, Multigen, Museums & Culture, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Boston Strong with the Ryan Family

When you have a young child and travel, your thoughts focus on how to keep them busy by educating and engaging them in activities that please the mind and body and help them to grow. The parents make the plans, but more input comes as children grow.

But what about adult children in their twenties? There is a shift. It’s more coordinating time off, picking a place to interest them, deciding whether friends will also come. I have learned to do more following than leading in the past few years. 

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Boston, Disabled, Massachusetts, North America, USA, Volunteer

Why a Boston Marathon Victim is So Important to Our Business

On April 19, 2013, I did something I've never done before -- I used our company's email list of more than 75,000 family travelers to send out a plea for help for one of the Boston Bombing victims.  A former FTF intern, Julie Callahan, wrote us to say that her cousin had lost his leg in the terror attack of April 15th, and that he, his wife and their 5-year-old needed help from any and all.

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Author: Melissa Kreutz

Tags: Boston, Exploring, Massachusetts, North America, USA

Boston, MA.: A Look into How the Other Coast Lives

In September of my junior year of high school, I took an unofficial visit to Boston University. Aside from the school’s stellar academics and repeat women’s soccer championships, its city life captured the essence of culture.

Author: Janice Lin

Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, North America, USA, Vacations

The Other Coast

Something about breathing the air of the other coast and exploring the other side of America gives me an exhilarated feeling. 

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