Articles Written By: Kevin Fawley

Discover Boston Like Never Before

Explore your city as you have never before! Visit historical sites of the city of Boston by… solving a murder mystery?! 

Well, not really. But, Mysteries on the Move is a great way to learn more about the fascinating history of the city of Boston. This will be a great way to check out some of the greatest historical sites while on vacation, or to learn more about your city. 

You have been tasked with solving the murder of Rex King, a silent-film director who visited Boston in the 1920s. Using your smartphone, or tablet, you will be traveling out and about while figuring out whodunnit! 

The best part, you can play at your own pace. You will be traveling to several historical sites along the way to collect your clues. Some of the sites you will be visiting include- Boston Commons, Granary Burying Grounds, and the Old State House. At each location, you will be using readily accessible, and free, historical markers to find a code to open your next set of clues. Overall, this game is a 1.3-mile walk in total and has 10 stops. Additionally, up to four devices can be used from only one purchase. 

Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Coming up on Sunday, May 8th is some people’s favorite holiday- Mother’s Day. For anyone who didn’t know that already, it’s probably because you already celebrate Mother’s Day every day! Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate and thank your mother for all of the hard work she does day in and day out. 

A classic: breakfast in bed! There is no way to go wrong with this Mother’s Day staple. Whip up some of her favorite foods, made with love. 

Give mom what she really wants this year: some peace & quiet! Let her sleep in and do some of the early-morning chores. 

Do some extra work around the house! Maybe while your mom sleeps in, or goes out for a mani-pedi, let her walk back into a spotless home. 

Help her out with some tech! Moms are not always the best with the latest technology, so take some time to answer all the questions she may have about the TV, her new cellphone, or tablet. 

Mother’s Day does not have to be expensive or even elaborate, as long as your mother feels celebrated and especially loved on this day.

Best Ways to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Every May 5th, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The celebration of Mexico’s victory over the French during the French-Mexican war in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated through parades, festivals, folk dancing, fiestas, and food. But, one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is to honor Mexican culture, community, and traditions. Explore a few ways to authentically celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 

Learn the history of the holiday and the importance of May 5th in Mexican culture.

-Support Mexican businesses. Find a local business in your community and purchase authentic food, desserts, or decor. 

-Take a trip to an art gallery or museum. 

-Listen to Mexican music. Purchase or stream some classic mariachi and ranchera music, or discover something more modern.

-Try your hand at making your own Mexican food. There is so much more to Mexican cuisine than margaritas and tacos, like enchiladas and huevos rancheros

Between listening to music, decorating your space, and eating delicious food- make sure to have a great time celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year!