Cape Cod Travel Guide: A New England Summer Escape

Chatham lighthouse and coast guard boat in Cape Cod with Sarah Fay facing it.

Cape Cod is where time stops, and life slows down and you actually can relax on your vacation. The best Cape Cod towns to experience feel like they have stood still in time. I have been going to the “Cape” as locals call it since I was in a little kid perks of growing up in Massachusetts part-time. Maybe I love it for the nostalgic memories, but mainly I love it because the setting of the Cape makes me feel like I am at the center of a Nicholas Sparks novel. 

Lately, my world has been spinning at a million miles an hour, so I thought I would go somewhere I could catch my breath. While Cape Cod is New England’s best-known summer escape, I would also recommend it in September for a last-minute getaway before fall really starts in New England. 

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Keep Austin Weird: Top 10 Ways to Get Weird in Austin

Sarah Fay in Austin Texas in front of mural of a Postcard from Austin Texas.

Get weird in Austin! Austin, Texas’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”.  A slogan coined by a local radio station legend, hippies and old-timers alike used this as a battle cry to fight commercialism and the rapid overdevelopment due to the soaring population from tech giants adopting Austin as a new home. 

Heading to Austin I was excited for a city that embraced the unconventional and defended its local businesses and quirks.

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