Reasons Why I Love Cape Cod

Reasons Why I Love Cape Cod

The greatest place on Earth

Hyannis Harbor on Nantucket Sound

Growing up, many of my classmates yearned to get out of Cape Cod. Whether they were bored or just sick of the cold winters, they never wanted to live the rest of their lives there. And yet, when many of these students left for college, they immediately looked forward to going back. Cape Cod has that kind of charm. From the summer night bonfires to hours lying at the beach, the Cape is a paradise. It is a place where I grew up my whole life and one I would never want to leave for good as life goes on. Here's why.

The location

Barnstable

I'm not a city guy at all and I don't know what I'd do if I was miles and miles away from the coast. Besides I like seeing the stars at night without the intense light pollution. I can see the appeal in the "big city lights," but that's not my scene. I'm all for the beach. The landscape and sights of Cape Cod is truly something to fall in love with. The small cozy summer homes, the historic locations, the marshes and beaches that stretch for miles. Let's not forget that you can see the entire "arm" of the Cape light up on the Fourth of July, from Sandwich all the way to Provincetown. I guess you could say that's my idea of "big city lights." And we have cranberry bogs, which really excites tourists for some reason.

The serenity

Bass Hole, Yarmouth

Cape Cod is very peaceful and calm, even with the tourists bustling through. It's a great place to go for a nice walk through the quiet little towns or long sandy roads. The people are very kind and it's just an overall family-friendly area. Plus you can fall asleep on the beach listening to the sound of the waves and wind chimes blowing in the breeze.

The outdoor life

Fort Hill, Eastham

I like to call myself an outdoorsman. I don't think there was a day when I was inside while I was spending summers on the Cape. Heck even some of my jobs were spent outside. Regardless, I would always be out adventuring with friends, at the beach, or in the water. Enjoying the Cape isn't just limited to the summer though. You can go for a hayride at Tobey Farm or apple picking at Hawk's Wing Farm in the fall. Let's not forget about the Wellfleet OysterFest! In the winter, there's the First Night Celebration in Sandwich on New Year's Eve. That night, people still have their Christmas lights up. So as you're driving through the town at night, it feels like being a kid again. Lastly, you can go hiking through the Fort Hill trails or go fishing by the jetty in the spring. Plus before the tourists come, you can enjoy the beach life in peace AND it will be warm enough. It's also never too early to break out the kayaks! And besides...

It looks pretty all year round

Foliage in Estuary, North Falmouth


Highland Light, North Truro


Orleans United Methodist Church

Many forget that people live on the Cape all year. We tough out the snow and cold sea winds in the winter and manage just fine. In the midst of it all, the Cape becomes even more colorful in the fall, a winter wonderland after the blizzard, and really blooms in the spring. Not to mention the smaller crowds...

That Cape Cod clam chowder


Need I say more?

The summer adventures

Woods Hole, Falmouth

If you love biking, running, or hiking, Cape Cod is the place for you. Whether through the forests and parks, or the sandy roads along the sand dunes and shoreline. In the meantime, you can go floating with the current through the marshes and streams, go whale watching, boating, parasailing, you name it! It doesn't stop there though. Every summer you spend there, you'll meet new people that you can instantly connect with. And who knows? Maybe they know of a secret spot on the beach away from the chaos? Or they have a boat to go cruising on. Traveling to another part of the Cape or one of the islands is a vacation in itself!

Plus, there is always some kind of fair, barbecue, parade or town event happening somewhere. Believe me, if you come to the Cape this summer, there will always be something to do and reminisce fondly about later.

The tourist traps that we fall for ourselves

Who says you can't go mini-golfing with your friends, or try some expensive seafood at some low key shack? The ice cream too is something to die for, especially if you can find the ones you get your money's worth for. They're all guilty pleasures that I can't help myself enjoying.

It's my home

Boardwalk, Sandwich

I love to travel and go to new places. I have had some of the greatest times of my life on many vacations and excursions. With that being said though, there's only one place I can truly call home: Cape Cod. I've lived here my whole life and don't really plan on changing that. Sure I will always be seeking new and exciting places to explore, as well as opening more doors to new opportunities. However, I will always look back on all the Cape has given me in my life with a sense of comfort and happiness. There's a lot to do, it has friendly people, and it's just an overall great area to be in. Everyone has a place that gives them a special feeling, a place that makes them feel at home. For me, it's every time I return from one of my journeys and I feel that ocean breeze. Every time, I am reminded how grateful I am to be a resident of Cape Cod. If you haven't already and get the chance, come see for yourself what the Cape is all about. You won't be disappointed.

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11 Places I Would Die To Visit

From New York City to Italy, I want to see all the places!

Travelling is something that I have always loved to do. I love experiencing new places and seeing how people in different cities operate. Whether it's only an hour away or 22 hours away, every place is different and it just amazes me.

I love finding seeing all the different places in each city from tourist attractions to just walking the street. There's no better way to explore a city than to walk the streets and find all the well-known food places in the city.

As much as I love traveling, I have only been to a handle full of places but there are so many other places that I want to go. So without further ado, here are a few of the places that I want to visit:

1. Nashville, Tennesse

I've always dreamed of going to Nashville. Its been one of the places I've always wanted to go to for many reasons. One is that I love country music, and Nashville is the home of country music. I also just love the city.

2. New York City, New York

Listen, I love New York with my whole heart. I've been there once and I've wanted to go back ever since. I want to go see as many Broadway musicals as I possibly can, go walk through Central Park, and, because I love "Gossip Girl," go see the upper east side and the Met Steps.

3. Boston, Massachusetts

I don't know why I've always wanted to go to Boston but here we are on this list. I want to go to the Boston Red Sox Stadium, try restaurants that are Boston specific, and all the fun Boston things you can do.

4. London, England

This has been on my list for years. It's one of those places I always say I want to go to because it's honestly one of my dream places to visit. From seeing Big Ben to just wondering the streets talking to locals, I can't wait to see it all in person.

5. Atlanta, Georgia

Obviously, I love big cities, so, of course, Atlanta had to be included in this list. Fox Theatre, MLK Museum, Coca-Cola Museum, and the CNN Center are just a few places I would love to go see. Not to mention nightlife in Atlanta is something that I need to see.

6. New Orleans, Louisana

New Orleans is one of the places I more recently wanted to go to. It looks like its a blast to go visit especially during Mardi Gras. Something just draws me to this city. Not to mention I'd love to try the food.

7. Los Angeles, California

Sunny California has been a place on my travel list for years. LA what a place to visit. I want to go do all the typical touristy spots and then some.

8. Ireland

So with Ireland, I have no clue where I want to visit I just know I want to go. The scenery looks so pretty and I would like to see it with my own eyes.

9. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is one of those staple places that I want to visit. Millenium Park and the Chicago Cubs stadium are only a couple of things that I know I want to go see there. I have a fascination with big cities.

10. Italy

Italy is like Ireland in the sense that I don't know where I want to visit in Italy but I know I want to go there. There are so many well-known cities in Italy that I wouldn't mind visiting. From Rome to Venice and everywhere in between, Italy is one of my dream places to visit.

11. Seattle, Washington

Seattle, the birthplace of coffee. I don't know why I want to go there but it deserves to be on this list. I'm not sure if the reason I want to go there so bad because Is because I want to see the scenery or the fact that Grey's Anatomy is based out of Seattle haha.

I can't wait to go see all of these places at some point in my life but I do hope it happens soon.

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Portable Mattress: Benefits and Uses

The Benefits of an Portable Mattress

Portable mattresses are a considerable saving for various reasons they can be used for different purposes, you can take them and go anywhere quickly. Portable beds are comfortable to store and place they are excellent for home use. They don’t occupy much space in your closet. Portable mattresses are a great choice when it comes to guests as you can fold it up and store it somewhere when the guests are not around. A portable mattress is available in folding or inflatable for giving perfect balance in both indoor and outdoor.

Variety of uses of portable beds:

 For camper, backpacker and a hiker:

Are you a camper, backpacker and a hiker? Are you going on frequent trips then you can opt for an inflatable mattress or sleeping cot and sleeping pads? Each of these portable mattresses has their advantages and disadvantages it is up to you to choose the best suitable one for your trip.

 For housewife’s or mothers:

Accommodating kids, friends, relatives and guests is a big task. In this situation, you can buy a portable bed as they occupy very less space in your house. The portable air beds come in handy to lodge your unexpected guests. The portable can be folded and rolled and are very lightweight to carry when you are going out with your kids. 

 For infants and toddlers:

Portable beds are best for babies as they offer comfort for them at home or outside. You can choose the portable kids to travel beds as they have raised edges to keep the babies from falling or rolling off safely. They are excellent to carry when traveling.

 For youngsters or hostlers and students:

If you are a student, then it is excellent to buy a portable mattress for you. Shifting the hostels and rooms with traditional mattresses is difficult whereas with the portable memory foam mattress it is very convenient and effortless to move your mattresses as it comes in handy. 

A range of benefits for opting a portable mattress: 

 Experience a relaxed sleep: 

A portable mattress gives you more support and makes you feel relaxed with comfortable night sleep.

 Trouble free to store:

You can easily store the portable mattress as most of the portable mattresses are of tri-fold. They won't utilize much space, so it is convenient to slide them into a closet.

 Well-Suitable for travel:

Do you travel a lot? Then portable mattress is the best option for you it helps you to sleep on your couch instead of someone’s. It is more worthy than a saggy couch. They are excellent for camping and won’t take a lot of space in a car. They are also available with handles for easy travel.

 Less expensive:

Compared to the traditional mattress portable mattress are cheap and best. You can purchase an expensive fashionable portable mattress for just 200 dollars. Thus a portable mattress is a great saving. 

 Flexible mattress:

You can use the portable mattress as a chair and enjoy watching TV in the living room. You can use portable mattresses as a footrest by just folding it up.

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