Subject: Re: Northeast US
Hi Megan and Ziners,

We've taken 2 days to travel to Nova Scotia from the Boston area - crossing into Canada at Calais, Maine where we had the best lobster rolls ever. Don't know the name of the restaurant. Stayed over- night near Saint John, NB - at least 8 hours from Boston.

Crossing by the bridge to PEI would be an 11 to 12 hour drive from Boston.

Another option might be taking the bridge at Lubec, Maine (7 hours) to Campobello Island, FDR's summer home.

You can check routes and driving times at

A day trip to Cape Cod is doable - 1 1/2 to 2 hours to the upper Cape, depending on the traffic. There's work being done until the end of the year at the Sagamore Bridge, so plan a route over the Bourne Bridge. Ferries to the Islands leave from Falmouth, Woods Hole or Hyannis. - Ferry website with Cape and Islands links - Ferry to Martha's Vineyard from Falmouth Harbor - High-speed ferries from Hyannis - Good Cape and Islands info

Some ferries are passenger only which could be better for Nantucket. Bike rental and some public transportation is available on both islands, but Nantucket is smaller - more manageable than the Vineyard for a short visit. Reservations for autos must be made in advance and are expensive.

If you do go to Cape Cod, try to stay somewhere for at least one night. It's lovely in the fall.

In Boston - 463 Beacon Street Guest House - is a great location and gets good reviews at Trip Advisor. - Search - Boston B&Bs/inns - for reviews on 463 Beacon and others - Hostel in Boston, good location - Search for B&B's and hotel rooms by price - International Hostel in NYC - on the Upper West Side - Big Onion walking tours of NYC

Boston and MA Websites: - Official tourism site - Walking tours - Hop On/Off all day - Boston Duck Tours - Harbor Islands Guide - Tours in and from Boston - Walking tour of historic sites - Historic site, food and shopping - New England Aquarium - Museum of Science - Boston Symphony - Museum of Fine Arts - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston Online for Visitors, Guides, Links - More good links - Theater links - Listings and reviews for Arts, Theater, Music, Restaurants - Arts & Entertainment - Events & Restaurants - Official tourism site - All types of accommodations by region

Regards to all, Charlotte in MA