Martha’s Vineyard Blog

Where Will Harry and Meghan Have Their Honeymoon?

We are closing in on Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s royal wedding and the buzz around where they will spend their honeymoon is at fever pitch. Many places are being suggested but Buckingham Palace is being tight-lipped. Africa locations such as Namibia and Botswana are in the running as is a possible trip to bella […]

Where To Shop On Martha’s Vineyard – Edgartown

Edgartown Shopping

A must do on any vacation on Martha’s Vineyard is a stroll down picturesque Main Street in Edgartown. It epitomizes a text book New England village Main Street that could have graced a Norman Rockwell print. Everything is pristine and immaculately manicured, not unlike my good self.  For this reason it is hardly surprising that […]

Experience Martha’s Vineyard – Oyster Farm Tour

Martha's Vineyard Oysters

Jonathan Swift once declared, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster”, so we should raise a glass to that bold (and probably ravenous) man who discovered the joyous taste of the oyster. A vacation to Martha’s Vineyard provides opportunity for the (over)eating of these aesthetically challenged mollusks farmed right here on the […]

Martha’s Vineyard Pink and Green Weekend

Pink and Green Weekend

This year will mark the 7th annual holding of the “Pink and Green” weekend in Edgartown. Taking place this year on 11th – 13th May this colorful fest is not a homage to Lily Pulitzer (although they do have an outlet in Edgartown!) but is a celebration of Spring and of Mother’s Day. The pink […]

How Often Do Hurricanes and Nor’Easters hit Martha’s Vineyard?

Nor'Easter Riley

Owning a hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, or anywhere in New England for that matter, brings with it the “fun” of experiencing some pretty wild storms.  The end of summer months (August through October) is hurricane season and then winter (December through March) is Nor’Easter time! The islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are outliers on […]

Where To Shop On Martha’s Vineyard – Vineyard Haven

Bookstore Martha's Vineyard

Shopping on Martha’s Vineyard is to be whisked back in time to when store hopping meant wandering a Main Street filled with small, independently owned businesses specializing in their chosen product. The Vineyard has long fought to keep chain businesses (be they stores, hotels, coffee shops etc.) and box stores off the island in order […]

Running On Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Running

Whatever caliber of runner, jogger or walker you may be the views on the road can make the foot thumping journey easier on the sole. So if you take your exercise on foot on Martha’s Vineyard you know how lucky you are as you drink in the stunning vistas that may greet you at any […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 5 – Great Rock Bight Preserve

Great Rock Bight Beach

One of the most popular hikes on Martha’s Vineyard is the trail at Great Rock Bight Preserve in Chilmark. Located off North Road just passed the old gas pump heading west, this Land Bank property is a great hike at any time of year. In my case I set out to explore it on a […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 4 – Caroline Tuthill Preserve

This expansive preserve in Edgartown makes the Best Martha’s Vineyard Hiking list for not one but two reasons.  First and foremost great hiking. The Caroline Tuthill Preserve covers a whopping 150 acres and provides beautifully manicured (well this is Edgartown darling) trails through woodland, salt marsh, wetlands and open meadow. If you cover all the […]

Best Sailing Charter On Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Sailing

If a Martha’s Vineyard vacation is on your bucket list then it would seem natural that part of that New England getaway would be a sailing trip. Coming to Martha’s Vineyard and not getting out on the water would be a wee bit missing the point; like going to Burger King and not getting any […]