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  • Tanglewood Music Festival: A Touch of Class on a Summer Afternoon

    Aug 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful music by the Boston Symphony and world-famous musicians in a breath-taking outdoor setting
    Cons: The weather must cooperate.

    Summary: If you are a dreamy romantic who loves beautiful surroundings and beautiful music, you’ll not find a more enchanting destination on a fine summer weekend in New England than the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts. Nestled among the ... read more

  • The Berkshires : AKA The Berserk-Sheers

    Sep 8, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scenery, culture, & things to do any time of year.
    Cons: As far as driving?  We are called "massholes" for a reason.

    Summary: At the far west of Massachusetts, bordering New York State and running in length from Vermont to Connecticut is Berkshire County.   We are called "The Berkshires."  Locals call it "Berserkshires"  ["shires" = "shears."  Not the ... read more

  • Worcester: Massachusett's "Mass"hole

    Oct 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Close to other New England locations, has colleges, close to scenic areas like Mount Wachusett
    Cons: Ugly city, crime-ridden, traffic congestion, too spread out, expensive cab fairs

    Summary: Worcester is not one of the better cities I have lived in. This probably sounds like a sweeping overgeneralization, but once you have seen Worcester, you will understand. Worcester is by no means a pretty sight, nor is it a particularly wonderful place ... read more

  • Yankee Fleet Deep Sean Fishing Glouster MA

    Oct 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fun afternoon with friends
    Cons: if you don't like the smell of fish...

    Summary: First and foremost, it is important to understand that I am, by no means, a fisherman. Like any kid growing up, I caught a couple of fish. I caught sunfish and pickerel on a lake near my house and flounder in the ocean. I even went crabbing one or two tim ... read more

  • My favorite low or no-cost summer family activities in the Berkshires

    Sep 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Berkshires offer great cultural events and family fun for little or no cost!
    Cons: None!

    Summary: We have been traveling to the Berkshires as a family for many summers. The Berkshires is a group of towns in the Berkshire hills including Lenox, Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Pittsfield in western Massachusetts. This area is about 2 1/2 hours ... read more

  • Nantucket Island: The Faraway Isle

    Jun 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great fishing, shopping, tourist sites
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: I have been going to Nantucket since 1969 when I was two years old. We first came over on the Nobska, which carried cars like the ferries do today, but not as many, as she was a lot smaller than her Steamship Authority counterparts of today, the Eagle ... read more

  • The North Shore of Massachusettes

    Jan 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, low-key, lots to do, historic
    Cons: small, can be crowded

    Summary: As a lifetime resident of the North Shore I thought I'd encourage people to come and visit my small corner of the world. The North Shore is, quite literally, the towns that line the shore north of Boston. This collection of cities includes Salem, ... read more


    Nov 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Massachusetts is a country rich with American history.
    Cons: None

    Summary: MASSACHUSETTS is a State where a lot of American History comes from. Paul Revere's famous ride began here. Babe Ruth hit his most home here. Today I want to tell you about our PILGRIM FATHERS. Did you know that the first THANKSGIVING ... read more

  • Home to the Belle of Amherst

    Oct 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful houses, beautiful history
    Cons: limited hours and months of the year

    Summary: Nestled among trees and hedgerows, near the center of Amherst, Massachusetts, are the Dickinson Homestead and The Evergreens, must-see landmarks for pilgrims paying tribute to Emily Dickinson and her work. History ... read more

  • Seekonk Speedway led me to find the Area of my Butt

    Sep 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cool races, especially spectator drags.
    Cons: Seating? What seating? Ladies, better wear depends.

    Summary: Situated in Seekonk MA, on Route 6, is an itty bitty race track known as Seekonk Speedway. This race track is absurd in its smallness. Size matters. After driving past Seekonk Speedway, sitting in its traffic weekend after weekend, year ... read more

  • Fall River - One of the worse sides of Massachusetts

    Aug 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Our convenient stores, Wah Mee, The Battle ship, school yards to wrestle in!
    Cons: Umm, never changes, boring, sucky mall....

    Summary: Hmmmmm, what to say about my home state and city? Well, to start this is a review on a city in Mass, Fall River. Yes, my hometown sucks. Can't put it in much better words. I have lived here all 14 years of my life, and it hasn't changed a bit. Fall River ... read more

  • Medway: There's no place on Earth quite like it..

    Aug 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Safe, Hardly any Pollution, Dunkin' Donuts!
    Cons: Boring, increased Traffic, Boring...

    Summary: Lookin' for a good time in Massachusetts?? Check out Boston. Looking for a town you'll easily forget and most likely never return to? Medway is the town for you! Now don't get me wrong.. I have quite a bit of Medway ... read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    Jun 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful scenery, love the accents, small hospitable towns, big cities...
    Cons: Some bad traffic/road construction

    Summary: Originally my family is from Massachusetts, well my parents anyway. So I have grown up with an annual trip to this amazing state. Every year since I was seven years old I flew to Massachusetts to visit the other family members, and see more of the ... read more

  • Southwick's Wild Animal Farm, a gem in Central Massachusetts

    May 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great zoo, free parking, nice layout
    Cons: kiddie rides are expensive

    Summary: We are lucky to live only 15 minutes away from Southwick's Wild Animal Farm. This zoo has been around for years. I remember going there on a kindergarten field trip and I am now, well I'm not telling but it's been a while! It is family owned and the ... read more

  • 25 cent soda,free movies and inexpensive - what more could you want!

    Apr 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable!!!!
    Cons: Get up early if you want a hot shower.

    Summary: If you are going to Boston and looking for a hotel in the suburban Boston area,you cannot go wrong with Candlewood Suites. I just returned from a long weekend stay there and all I can say,is I doubt I will look for another hotel to stay at ... read more

  • Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts

    Mar 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful state with many little islands that people don't know about
    Cons: can only get to some of them by boat

    Summary: Imagine a little island, out in the middle of nowhere that you can only get to by boat or seaplane. The ferry's that go to the big islands don't even go there. Its so quiet and undisturbed, so very peaceful. Cuttyhunk Island is a small island a few ... read more

  • Mass-holes

    Jan 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery
    Cons: Most of the people are snotty and mean. Not accepting of other subcultures/races.

    Summary: Ok, I am originally from Hawaii. I go to college in Bridgewater, MA. The first thing I noticed was the all the great things to see. There's a lot of beauty in Massachusetts' landscape...such as the Berkshires, the Cape, the beautiful beaches in ... read more

  • Kripalu...Hippy Prison in Lennox, MA

    Jan 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful grounds, vegetarian/holistic program
    Cons: I wanted to kill myself there.

    Summary: Do you like Berkshire beauty? Do you like to relax? Are you a rabbit with long ears and whiskers? If not, Kripalu is not for you. Kripalu is the largest center for yoga and holistic health in the US, serving people of all backgrounds for ... read more

  • The Williams Inn-My Husband's Salvation

    Jan 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All you could ask for in a home away from home
    Cons: none

    Summary: Last February we planned a weekend in Williamstown to visit the Clark Art Institute. “Find a really nice hotel,” I told my husband. “One with all the comforts.” In my opinion, that’s the only way to travel. The drive was lovely, and I looked ... read more

  • Good ole Mass. I was born hee- I will die here

    Jan 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: so much to do and great location
    Cons: high taxes

    Summary: Massachusetts, oh lovely Mass. Where else on earth can you visit the ocean, see beautiful fall foliage, tour the historic sites of one of the first US cities, and eat a hot bowl of the best damn chowda in the world - all in one day? This state is great ... read more

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