Cape Cod, Get Excited

No Menu today, or next week either. We have to clear out the fridge in preparation for vacation in Cape Cod!

We have rented a little place with some friends and it will be our first experience with Airnbnb. Have you heard of it? It’s a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. People with spaces to rent-out list their accommodation on the website which acts as a mitigating third-party, providing insurance and absorbing some of the risk … for a fee. As renters, we pay Airbnb upfront when booking, but the landlord only gets paid after we have left and are satisfied with our stay. I have several friends who have used the site for stays in New York , Chicago, and Europe with great results. So fingers crossed that it all works out!

The place we are renting, Private Jewel Box Cottage, looks absolutely adorable and I hope it lives up to these pictures,
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cottage 1 cottage 4 cottage 3 The idea was that we wanted a really laid back, relaxing beach vacation. Turkey was an incredible time, but on trips like that you tend to return home more exhausted than when you left. And although we do plan on spending at lest 50% of our time on the beach, Cape Cod has too much to offer to just stay still!

One of the first things we want to do is drive to the tip of the Cape and spend a day in Provincetown. This artsy-looking harbour town seems likes load of fun and I can’t wait to get to wandering its streets and shops. We are likely taking a sail on The Bay Lady II (a traditional passenger trade schooner) and/or a tour of the dunes in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

We are also considering taking a whale watching tour or having an elegant dinner on a Cape Cod’s Central Railway train for a gorgeous trip through cranberry bogs, sand dunes, and cape sites that are not accessible to cars.

Another highlight is sure to be our planned day trip to Nantuket, an adorable historic town I can’t wait to get lost in. I want to see where Ishmael sets out on the Pequod in search of Moby Dick, but seeing how that’s fiction, I’ll likely pop into the Whaling Museum to get a bit of real history on the region.

Not to mention all the walking, biking, kayaking, swimming, golfing, shopping, oh and the dinning to do! I am a seafood lover and can’t wait to sink my teeth into a real lobster roll (although mine are pretty good) and attend a clam bake.

I will do my best to produce short posts while away (the cottage has wifi!) and keep you updated on what we are up to. I love it when tixeretne turns travel blog, I wish it could be one all the time.

 

 

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