Explore activities, accommodations, dining, history and more on the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Beaches With Benefits
March 19, 2014
Of all the wonderful adventures Cape Cod and the Islands offer, the opportunity to spend long days on pristine beaches is one of the biggest ...
The Island of Martha's Vineyard
February 22, 2013
Thanks to some rather perfect glacial movement 10,000 years ago, generations of people, from the early Wampanoags through nineteenth-century whaling captains to present day artists, ...
Get Away to the Grey Lady: Visitng Nantucket
February 22, 2013
  Nantucket, the “faraway isle,” maintains a mystique and allure that surpasses its entity as a travel destination. There are countless reasons this fourteen-mile-long island ...
Martha’s Vineyard: Nature’s Paradise
March 05, 2012
Known for their vibrant personalities and distinct differences, Martha’s Vineyard and its towns make a lasting first impression. The bucolic island with miles of sandy ...
Nantucket: An Old New World
March 05, 2012
By sea, the small and beautiful island of Nantucket (only 14 x 3.5 miles) appears as a picturesque coastline of beaches and antique homes. Thirty ...
MV Hostel Named Friendliest Hostel in the World
December 13, 2011
December 12, 2011:  Hostelling International New England (HI-New England) announced today that the Martha’s Vineyard Hostel was named the “Friendliest Hostel”  in the world by ...
Nantucket: The Colorful "Grey Lady"
March 31, 2011
As islands go, Nantucket defies generalization. It’s glamorous, but in a sedate New England sort of way. It has no palm trees, but the miles ...
Ode to Martha's Vineyard
March 31, 2011
Hundred square-mile Martha’s Vineyard lays just seven miles off Cape Cod, accessible from the Cape by an under-an-hour ferry trip or a 20-minute plane ride. ...
Weekend Getaways - Nantucket
February 18, 2009
One thing my husband and I always agree on is the importance of good dining options when planning a getaway. Nantucket’s reputation for great restaurants ...
A Perfect Fall Weekend on Nantucket
September 01, 2006
While the rest of New England sees frost on the pumpkins in September, nearly 30 miles out to sea on Nantucket it’s endless summer.   ...