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AWOL: The Newest Provincetown Hotel

Provincetown is a magical place. At the very tip of Cape Cod, you feel like you’re at the edge of the world, far away from familiar New England, while only a couple of hours from Boston. This small town is jam-packed with some of the most delicious food and the friendliest people.

We had the pleasure of going to Provincetown this September, one of the best times of year for a visit. The swarms of tourists have died down, but the liveliness of the community is unwavering. The crisp, fall air doesn’t hurt either.

When we heard a new, boutique hotel was opening in one of our favorite destinations, we had to check it out! We decided to take leave from the ordinary and check out Provincetown’s new AWOL hotel.

This vibrant retreat, formerly the Inn at the Moors, is nestled in the West End- just a short walk from shopping, dining, and nightlife, while offering a peaceful stay with gorgeous, waterfront views.

After we checked in, we treated ourselves to the complimentary nitro cold brew in the office then went to explore the property. Located at the beach’s iconic moors, AWOL offers a beautiful heated pool, multiple fire pits, and picnic tables, all from which you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

 

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AWOL’s rooms combine luxury, comfort, and a unique simplicity. Not to mention, each room includes its very own outdoor seating area. Again… enjoy the views!

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Once we were settled in and took a quick sunset dip in the pool, we took AWOL’s on-site bikes into town because a trip to Provincetown is incomplete without a burger from Local 186 and indulging with Lewis Brother’s Homemade Ice Cream.

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The next morning we slept in and started the morning nice and slow with a complimentary breakfast in bed at the hotel, enjoying everything from scallion muffins, sweet oatmeal, yogurt and granola, and gourmet hard boiled eggs with greens– with more cold brew to wash it down of course!

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While it was our first trip to AWOL, it certainly will not be our last. Just a quick 20 minute flight away, we will be back again next season!

Instead of wasting precious vacation time stuck in traffic, get there faster on a fast, frequent Cape Air flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Flying from beyond Boston? Cape Air has agreements with most major carriers, so you can enjoy baggage check throughs and a single itinerary, making your trip even easier. To book your flight or to check flight status, visit capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

AWOL hotel is a Larks Property. To learn more about AWOL or to book your next stay, visit their website.

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Fall Fun On The Vineyard

Just because the sun has set on summertime, does not mean the fun is over on Martha’s Vineyard. In fact, the fall is one of the best times of the year to visit. The island boasts beautiful fall foliage, much smaller crowds than during the summer months, and the calendar is jam-packed with festivals and events throughout the fall season. Here is a guide on the best events to attend on Martha’s Vineyard this fall:

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Wine and foodies alike will gather for four days and nights of wine tastings and special events to celebrate the Island’s rich tradition of farming and fishing. The events will introduce guests to local culinary talent, farmers, and oyster producers, while also bringing in guest chefs and vintners from Boston and beyond. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, whose annual grant program assists and perpetuates agriculture on Martha’s Vineyard. To learn more or buy tickets, visit their website.

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Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is a 6 day celebration of arts and culture from around the globe. Hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society September 4-9 in Vineyard Haven, guests can enjoy over 40 films from around the globe, exciting talks by guests from film, media, and politics, live musical events, and local dinners and art showcases. For more information or to buy your tickets, visit their website.

Fall For The Arts

For the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard will be celebrating the depth and diversity of the island’s arts and culture with Fall for the Arts. Galleries and studios stay open through the month of October for special events and showcases. The culinary arts are also highlighted with the Art of Chocolate event and the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival. The month concludes with Art*Island, a festival of arts and ideas.

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photo courtesy of LA Brown Photography and mvy.com

Besides the amazing events that are scheduled throughout the fall, the fall is an amazing time to simply visit the island and enjoy the slower pace, cooler weather, and less-crowded restaurants and shops.

Don’t waste a second of your precious vacation time. Get there faster with Cape Air. Catch a flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, or New York, and you’ll be there in just minutes. To book your flight or check flight updates, visit capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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Get Swept Up With Cape Air

In recent months we have revamped our blog and gained a few new followers, and it has been quite some time since we have simply informed you about our services. Yes, in addition to sponsoring events and giving you the inside scoop about the amazing destinations we serve, we do in fact provide air transportation to such destinations. Plus, a lot has changed since our first flight in 1989, so here is a quick refresher…

Cape Air began in 1989 with one flight between Boston and Provincetown. Since then, we have grown immensely, now serving the Northeast, Caribbean, Montana, and the Midwest.

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We now operate a fleet of 88 Cessna 402s, and we are getting ready to introduce the brand new Tecnam P2012 Traveller to our fleet next winter.

During high season, we can fly up to 525 flights per day, and last year we carried over 626,000 passengers, making us one of the largest regional airlines in the country!

Things to know about traveling with us:

  • You can bring your furry friends! Cape Air allows passengers to bring their four legged family members on board so the whole family can vacation together. (Read more about our pet and service animals policy.)
  • Connections are simple. Cape Air has agreements with most major airlines so our passengers can enjoy the convenience of a single itinerary and baggage check-through’s when making their connections.
  • Every seat is a window seat. On Cape Air, every seat is a window seat, so whether you are traveling over colorful foliage or clear oceans, you are guaranteed a beautiful view. Also, depending on space constraints, passengers are even given the opportunity to fly in the co-pilot seat- the best view in the house!
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Whether you are traveling to a weekend in Nantucket, island hopping in the Caribbean, or need to get to Billings, Cape Air can get you there. To book your flight, check flight updates, or view flight schedules, visit www.capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR. And enjoy the ride!

 

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A Weekend In Martha’s Vineyard

Summer is officially here, so to the Vineyard we go! Whether you’re a beach bum, foodie, or enjoy arts and culture, there is something on island for you.

Is it your first visit to Martha’s Vineyard? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of what to do, where to eat, and where to stay to make planning your trip a breeze. All you’ve got to do is book your flight.

What To Do:

  • Rent a Bike- There’s no better way to explore the island than on two wheels! Rent a bike, and ride from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven. The ride is only about 6 miles, and the route is easy, relatively flat, and boasts some amazing ocean views. On your ride, be sure to stop at “Jaws Bridge” and Edgartown Harbor Light House.
  • Explore Up-Island- Rent a jeep, take the top off, and drive up to Menemsha. Stop for lunch at the Menemsha Fish Market for quite possibly the freshest lobster roll and oysters you’ve ever had. After lunch, head over to Gay Head to explore the clay cliffs then take the walking trail to Moshup Beach.

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  • Take in the Culture- For a small island, Martha’s Vineyard is packed with arts, culture, and history. Not only are there dozens of public galleries, but there are also many museums, shows, and concerts you can go to. Discover the interesting stories of Martha’s Vineyard’s history at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum or catch a show with the Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series.

 

Where To Eat:

  • Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery- First and foremost, you must visit the Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, better known as Back Door Donuts after dark. A visit to Martha’s Vineyard is incomplete without fresh doughnuts and an apple fritter the size of your face.

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  • Offshore Ale House- For a casual dinner in Oak Bluffs, stop into Offshore Ale House for a casual meal, where you can throw your peanut shells on the floor while trying local beers.
  • Détente- A local hidden gem, Détente  creates magic out of a small kitchen. This is a great spot for a romantic date, but also perfect for just sitting at the bar and trying a couple small plates.
  • Garde East- Enjoy dinner in a casual yet elegant setting while overlooking the harbor at Vineyard Haven’s Garde East. If you’re a seafood and wine lover, this is the place for you, with the freshest catches and a wine program featuring over 400 French and American labels.

 

Where to Stay:

  • Summercamp– Formerly the Wesley Hotel, this new boutique hotel is a nod to the past. Summercamp takes a whimsical spin on “camp.” Grab a snack from the Camp Canteen, enjoy beautiful harbor views, or play Twister in the game room.
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  • Nobnocket Boutique– This newer bed and breakfast in Vineyard Haven is not only luxurious, but cozy and feels like home. They provide a complimentary gourmet breakfast (served in bed, might we add), including local Chilmark Coffee and Martha’s Vineyard Homemade jams, have bikes available for guests, massage services, and is just a walk to town.
  • Harbor View Hotel- Overlooking the beautiful Edgartown Lighthouse, the Harbor View Hotel is the perfect hotel for families. Just because it’s family-friendly, don’t be fooled! It is is luxurious and offers amazing accommodations and dining options.

 

For more ideas for your Martha’s Vineyard trip, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start. Now that you’ve got the inside scoop about the best of the best on the island, all that’s left is to book your flight.

With Cape Air’s fast and frequent flights, getting to Martha’s Vineyard is a breeze. Take a quick flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, White Plains/New York City, or Nantucket and be in vacation mode in just minutes.

To check flight schedules and book your trip, visit www.capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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4 Delectable Days & 4 Divine Nights On Martha’s Vineyard

Summer may be over on the Vineyard, but the fun heats up October 13 – 16 when the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival brings in some of the nation’s top chefs and vintners to celebrate the Island’s culinary talents, farmers, artisans and fishermen.

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Twenty-two events at locations throughout Edgartown offer a chance to taste, sip and learn, all while supporting the Island’s farm-to-school program, Island Grown Schools, a part of the Island Grown Initiative, and the Agricultural Society’s Farmers Program.

Getting There:

Head to MVY on fast, frequent Cape Air flights from Hyannis, New Bedford, Nantucket, Boston or White Plains. You can be on the Vineyard in minutes, which will give you more time for forks & corks. To book your flight, call 800-CAPE-AIR or visit www.capeair.com.

Events:

Details of the weekend’s events and seminars, as well as tickets, are available at http://mvfoodandwine.com/events.