Apr 30 2009
Weather-wise, it was perfect in Boston this weekend. Everyone seemed to be in a fantastic mood, people broke out their summer clothes, neighbors were sitting on their stoops, invitations to barbecues were popping up, and people were seriously starting to plan trips to the beach. Thanks to the weather forecast, I now know that the sun will disappear soon – most likely on my next day off from work – but that shouldn’t stop me or anyone from planning their next beach adventure. One must be prepared to take advantage of every weather-permitting opportunity. My godson Andy, who is featured in the photo, is always ready and willing to head to the closest beach. All he needs is his hat, shorts, sunscreen, adult supervision and he is ready to go. All the adult supervisors need to know is where to go.
Now that most of my friends have procreated, family-friendly venues have taken center stage when planning outings. This is a bit hard to admit, but I have been considering vacation destinations that would be “fun for the family”. A recent release, National Geographic’s The Ten Best of Everything for Families, is proving to be a great resource and source of inspiration for planning summer excursions in different regions of the USA for just about everyone. It has lists of everything from the best ice cream places, parks, and zoos to the best museums and beaches. For those of us without kids, there’s the regular National Geographic 10 Best of Everything.Read more: 10 Best Everything Families, Beach Travel, Book Reviews, Family Travel, Massachusetts, News, Outdoor Recreation, Travel, Travel Tips and Resources, United States, Weekend-getaway
Lisa can usually be found staring longingly at the Eastern European shelf at the Globe Corner Bookstore. However, she really wants to go to Colombia.