Word of Mouth: Nantucket

Fall outdoor activities within the magical Massachusetts island

Those who have never been to Nantucket may be surprised to know that the word itself encompasses two locations: an entire enchanting island off the coast of Massachusetts and one of the towns therein. Known for pristine beaches, active marine life, cranberries, cobblestones, blankets of fog and boutiques, the isolated island casts a spell over visitors. Many do know of it as a tony summer …

Word of Mouth: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Reliable spots from Cape Cod's historic queer oasis

At the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts—an arm that curls into the Atlantic—Provincetown does more than invite visitors to bask in the beauty of sand dunes or drink and dine at celebratory establishments; P-Town, as it is lovingly referred to, acts as a queer oasis and artist retreat and has since the 1920s. Between beachside lobster rolls and a surplus of souvenir shops, guests will find …

Artist Doug Aitken’s Mirror-Surfaced Hot Air Balloon

Set to travel from Martha’s Vineyard to the Berkshires, a mirrored hot air balloon will reflect Massachusetts back upon itself this July. As part of Doug Aitken’s “New Horizon” public art installation, commissioned by the oldest land trust in the world (known as the Trustees), the nomadic sculpture will tether at site-specific, art-oriented celebrations. The flight path of the mylar-covered aircraft will also grant many of …