New England is quite as large a lump of earth as my heart can really take in.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
QUONOCHAONTAUG, Rhode Island – The country's smallest state lives in Massachusetts' shadow. But there are beautiful hidden beaches on its coast, and amazing places to eat.
STOCKBRIDGE, Massachusetts – It was time explore some culture. Because it was raining and there was no laser tag emporium. So we headed to the Norman Rockwell Museum.
THE BERKSHIRES – Hit the refresh button with a last minute escape (take the kids!) to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.