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Before my California friends plan their Hawaiian or European vacations, consider historical Boston by the Massachusetts Bay and Charles River.
Boston offers the best of nature, sustainable city living, and fine art. But its best known for history. Alive within its streets and architecture, Boston is American history where heros like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere, helped win our freedoms and a long litany of firsts.
Conveniently situated across from a secluded beach on the Bay, the Harbor Hotel, Provincetown is a newly renovated fabulous art deco hotel that's fun and offers the best of all worlds.
Quiet and beachy, and away from it all, Harbor Hotel is an easy shuttle, bike, or feet don't fail me now walk to the Cape Cod National Seashore, and vibrant downtown Provincetown or P-Town as it's called known for creativity, tolerance for all lifestyles, including a thriving gay community, and American history.
I snapped the bulldog on my Boston Harbor Cruise, a quick ferry from Provincetown to Boston for $79 round-trip, a great deal for Cape Cod convenience and lowering your carbon emissions, which I was wont to do when this lady walked up to me and said,
"Guess what?" The woman broke into a wide smile and raised her forehead, as if to share a lightbulb moment. "My neice gets $5000 for a dog's photo."
Long before I had the pleasure of coming to clean air Cape Cod, I heard about its literary and artistic legends.
Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Mary Oliver lives in Provincetown (P-Town). Pen/Faulkner & Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Cunningham of "The Hours" frequents P-Town. And Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O'Neill lived and wrote plays here.
And on Art's Dune Tour, we experienced Cape Cod sand dunes like a soft blanket against blue skies where artists' "Dune Shacks" including Norman Mailer's situated in my photo, provided roots for inspiration. It's the place where Mailer wrote Tough Guys Don't Dance.
Inspired and ready to give back, Mailer founded literary retreats and trusts for writers in the area, for which, come to think of it, would work well for me.