Tag: backyard destinations

Odds Bodkin at Gredel's Den

Beowulf at Grendel’s Den, Cambridge: Storytelling with Odds Bodkin

A beloved tradition held at a local institution, storytelling with Odds Bodkin at Grendel's Den in Cambridge should be on your list if you find yourself in the area. I went back to see him tell Beowulf after two years away, and it was such a treat.
Somerville Illuminations Tour

Illuminations Tour: Oh Light-Up Town of Somerville

If you find yourself in the Boston area over the holidays, do not miss Somerville's OTT holiday displays! The Somerville Illuminations Tour, sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council, guides you to the best homes. My friend and I walked over to a little neighborhood filled with Blockbuster Traditional Homes, where the name of the game is the light-up nativity.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Local Treasure

You simply must add the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to your itinerary for your next Boston visit. A truly unique art experience envisioned by an extraordinary woman, the Gardner is so much more than a world-class collection of art: it is a tonic for the soul. You may have heard of the Gardner because of the famous unsolved art heist, and you can see where the stolen paintings await their return, but this place is so much more than that. A can’t miss.
What the Fluff

What the Fluff? Somerville’s Ooey-Gooey Festival

What the Fluff, the oddball annual Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, festival celebrating the gooey marshmallow confection is a hoot. My personal history with Fluff includes travels with a tub of it, and I've shared some of my favorite snaps from Europe and the US here. Updated with details for 2023.