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In recent years the house has gone from a simple Bed and Breakfast to a full fledged get your murder fix, venue. Not that they actually murder people here, it's just haunted with the ghost of Lizzie Borden. She makes it cold, steals money and simply exists as a presence in every inch of the room.
Visitors who spend more than one night get to take part on daily tours at 11am. Besides staying here, the website has a ghost camera and you can access it in all rooms with a special password that you have to buy for $2.00.
You might see a ghost! Whether you think she did it or not, refuse to believe in ghosts, or whatever-definitely check out a place that has a part in American murder history.
I have to wade through a Cranberry bog at least once in my life. I know it's going to be cold, but I can't help feeling like as a New Englander the slosh of berry, the bog and the killer style are perfectly paired in me.
But, where do you go to get on the Cranberry bog train? I found a few places that exist, but I don't think wading through the bogs are primarily tourist attractions. The autumn months are the most important for cranberry harvesting in Southeastern Massachusetts. Various growers offer a list of things to do in the cranberry field.
Chamberlain Farm, in Massachusetts is an agritourism spot-yahoo!
I found a place to do it. In the FALL of course.
Massachusetts places that I need to see are all over. That's why I have a wanderlust for everything travel. Taking a hike at Minute Man National Park-got to do it! It's a place that is history alive. The even have a spot called the Battle Road Walking Trail, great spot to visit.
Travel the sites from Hocus Pocus in Salem Massachusett. I don't wait for Halloween before I watch this movie, it is a year round one for me.
Massachusetts is old, full of legends, and has incredibly ghosts to hunt. Besides that the history is unending-and weird- like the molasses flood! If you have never come here, get on that bus and get here!
massaschusetts,travel, #lizzieborden,#cranberry bogs.
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
Dracula's castle sits in the Carpathian mountains, and draws tourists largely because of Bram Stoker's book- Dracula. A blood thirsty drinker of human blood is celebrated in Romania as a local legend and a his castle as a primary attraction for travel and tourism. Right now you can get yourself out to Transylvania to visit the castle and get a chocolate from the Easter Bunny.
If you haven't heard enough there will be a photo exhibit as well of traditional Carpathian Easter customs, a show by local villagers, and of course the Easter Bunny. The Carpathian mountains are filled with legends, and traditions. On Palm Sunday, families go out to collect willow branches, then they are blessed at church and hung in the home-they believe that the branches now have healing properties. The Easter egg is one of the pre-christian symbols still embraced today here -well in most parts of the world. They paint the Pysanka on their eggs- learn how to do that here.
The castle was recently returned to the royal family, and has again become a residence for nobles. It's Dracula's castle, even though the site insists that Dracula is a fictional character that resembles Vlad the Impaler slightly. According to the castle's site-they even buried a heart on the property, recently (which is in the past 50 years) that is young considering the castle is over 500 years old!
The Easter bunny is on his way, because April 1 starts soon. Great places to find a deal to take your family to the castle is Booking.com. I love that site,because it actually has the lowest rates on airfare,homes, and car rentals. Yes, I work with Booking.com, but that is only because I love their stuff. I do not post anything on here that is not something that I use.
#Transylvania, easter bunny, travel to romania
Spring is officially here now, and there is nothing like a day trip or road trip to satisfy my travel urges. If I could I would be in Scotland tomorrow, or stalking the Outlander cast in South Africa! But, since I am in Massachusetts I thought that I would stick to the local area. From the Yankee Candle Company to a hike, there is always something to explore and something to do.
Yankee Candle in Deerfield, Massachusetts has a ton of things to do. The best part is you don't have to go and spend a dime! You can simply drive over, and walk around the many attractions. They have an indoor Bavarian Village that has snow falling, animatronic elves in Santa's Workshop and of course candles, candles, and more candles. It's a cool place, it's like Chuck-e-Cheese but for the whole family. There is something for everyone here. I love it. The kids love sitting in these oversized chairs that mimic medieval royalty. Go and wait for the snow, or play in toyland. It's cool.
Then there is the Central Rock Gym in Hadley Massachusetts. If you want a work out head here. They have an indoor rock climbing facility and it is awesome. When you get there make sure that you fill out the wavier otherwise you are stuck watching everyone else have a great time. Kids are welcome, that's good for me-because I have four. They have partners to climb with and more!
Hike Easthampton's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary because it's the perfect time of year and hiking is free. This park covers Northampton, and Easthampton and boasts a ton of birding opportunities. With all the little tweets coming back FINALLY to Massachusetts this place is going to be teeming. It is on 724 acres with a four mile trail and offers Saturday morning birding walks, and more for kids and family! You should definitely check this place out this weekend.
Or my old favorite and the best place in Central Massachusetts is Old Sturbridge Village. I might have to just go this weekend for my history fix. They are a living history facility that preserves the past perfectly that is Early 19th century New England. I love the gardens on the farms, the kids just love running around and exploring because there is always something to do.
Catch the last of the Maple Syrup this weekend in Western Massachusetts at Pomeroy's Maple Sugar Shack in Westfield Massachusetts. Great breakfast, great people and the best local Maple Syrup anywhere.
There is nothing wrong with exploring your own backyard! Spring is here, everything is changing bears are awakening-gardens need to be cleaned, fairies might be coming back.There are possibilities. Make yours happen.
Uber has been a staple for people that want nothing to do with a taxi. Lyft too, it's another popular one. In fact, in Amherst, Massachusetts Lyft drivers make $35.00 an hour, or so the add stated.
But have you ever taken an Uber?
The self-driving car maximizes profit-because there isn't a person to pay!
You can't take a self-driving Uber car right now. Recently, a self-driving Uber Car landed on its side next to another car in a photo-that might have been involved in the accident.
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