Growing up, every elementary school-aged kid is introduced to the mythology surrounding the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and New England.
South of Boston on the Atlantic Ocean, Plymouth is easily recognizable as the landing spot of the pilgrims and one of birthplaces of the Puritan movement in New England. There are plenty of options in and around Plymouth for families looking to celebrate Mayflower Day and learn a little more about our nation’s history.
Start with a tour of the famous Plymouth Rock. This tour lasts 30–40 minutes and kicks off at Pilgrim Memorial State Park. The tour gives context to the rock and explains why it is historically significant. This tour is canceled in the event of strong rain or winds.
To get a glimpse of the town’s wider history, consider booking a spot with Spirit of Plymouth Walking Tours. These tours last 90 minutes and give tourists a look at the history of “America’s Hometown.” Tourists walk through some of the footsteps of the region’s first inhabitants. The Plimouth Plantation and remarkable heroes of the Revolutionary War are just a few topics this tour touches on. Be warned young kids may have a tough time making it through the 90 minutes and staying engaged through the dense topics.
After a full day of touring and exploring, stop at Plymouth Bay Winery and pick up a bottle to take home. If your kids are old enough, this is also an excellent spot to get a drink before heading out for dinner.
Although the end of this year’s hurricane season is fast approaching, there is still a chance a few of these dangerous ocean storms may pummel through coastal states with the potential to destroy a vacation. See below for a few ways to prepare yourself (and your trip) for a possible tropical storm.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
It can be difficult, loving beer and fitness and health at the same time. After all, beer has few, if any, health benefits. Is it possible to blend the two, so you’re never losing out? According to Athletic Brewing, it’s totally possible. Athletic Brewing claims it’s “changing the game by providing beer lovers with a way to live a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the rich, complex flavors of craft beer.”
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
While the United States has some seriously haunted cities, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K.’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international getaway.