Friday 12 September 2014

Fall destination: Travel to New England

This time of the year is perfect for this part of the world with its shimmering colours of the autumn, lovely quite country roads, buzzing cities like Boston, tasty lobster and amazing coastlines: New England

There is lots to see in all five states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) and depending on your time and interests lots to do for everybody. This is only one of the reasons why I love travelling through America so much, the variety of activities and places to visit are endless.

Don and myself picked a route starting in New York through Connecticut, Massachusetts up to Vermont, though New Hampshire and back at the coastline to New York. We loved the “fall foliage” in Vermont because nowhere else in the world the fall colours are as stunning as in New England in September and October.

Don’t miss staying in stylish Manchester, a small little town in the heart of Vermont. Take a look at the stunning New England architecture, have afternoon tea in one of the lovely restaurants or coffee shops and stay in a cosy motel like we did... and.. have breakfast in "Up for Breakfast" where you will find the healthiest and most delicious buckwheat pancakes.

Before recommending Boston ... for those of you who love ice cream, visit the 
Ben & Jerry’s factory in Vermont, queue for some unusual ice cream and find out how two high-school guys invented America’s fanciest ice cream :) 

I loved the scenic drive through the Burlington area in Vermont. 

We drove from Vermont through New Hampshire and arrived in Massachusetts. 
Not to miss: Boston

Take a stroll around the city, enjoy the atmosphere and do a harbour cruise to see the stunning city form another side.


My favourite part: South/Quincy Market and all the lovely food stalls and street markets.


For the first time I tried some lobster and I loved it. If you don’t know how to eat it, the guys in summershack are happy to help :)


Further down the coast - in Plymouth - we were lucky to see the spectacular "Cranberry Bogs", the beds of the tasty cranberry. Every year in September/October the cranberry growers flood the bogs to harvest the berries. Harvested fruit float in the water and can be corralled into a corner. Form here the berries can be pumped from the bed. I loved these beautiful colours and the stunning view.

We spent the last days of our trip in Cape Cod enjoying the sea, a whale watching tour, arty shops and lots of tasty lobster.


My choice for tasty lobster for reasonable prices AND a great view: The Lobster Pod in Provincetown. Also not to miss: a whale watching tour. Choose the one with a money-back guarantee if you don't spot one :)

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I will definitely be back some day!