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In the off season, Fenway Park still delivers the chills

If you want a taste of what going to a baseball game was like one hundred years ago, step up to the plate and step back in time at Fenway Park. Old bars ooze the stench of stale beer but at America’s oldest stadium, it’s the freshly popped kernels of corn that permeate the air. As you enter the stadium below its ancient brick and timber stands, you can feel the...

Raise a glass at Cheers, Boston

Grab a beer and raise a glass at the original Cheers, the bar where everybody knows your name. It’s testament to its writers, actors and uncanny ability to capture a moment in time so perfectly that has made Cheers such an iconic series ( and budget conscious networks who have rehashed annually since the mid-80s). And while you won’t find Ted Danson behind the bar, a...

Boston Tea Party Museum

It’s the middle of winter and raining and instead of nursing a coffee, we’re heading to the Boston Tea Party Museum. The Boston Tea Party, a rebellion between the colonists and the British over extra taxes being placed on bales of tea is the event that kick started the American War of Independence. What was basically an ambush where the aggrieved locals dressed as...

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, New England is possibly the one town in the world that is synonymous with witchcraft. So was it magical? Enchanting? Or was it just a place to make money disappear? It was somewhere we had always wanted to check out and upon visiting Boston for the second time, without the knee-deep snow of last February, it seemed the perfect moment. In fact the weather was...