Learning about Wellfleet from a local

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Is a trip to Cape Cod National Seashore on your travel list? After reading Alexandra Grabbe’s book Wellfleet An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest Town, you’ll have all the information you need to plan an active boomer trip to this scenic area of Massachusetts. And, you’ll know just where to make your headquarters—Wellfleet.

This gem of a guidebook is packed with advice that only a local can give. Alexandra Grabbe and her husband Sven are innkeepers at Chez Sven, a small, sustainable bed and breakfast in Wellfleet. Grabbe has gathered the information that she’s been sharing with her guests through the years into an ebook, available for iPad, Kindle and Nook. Besides the usual advice on where to go and what to do, Grabbe flavors her well-written guidebook with area history and insider’s tips on local festivals and events.

Grabbe’s photos are an added plus, allowing me to see Wellfleet as well as read about it. After reading the chapter on Natural Beauty, which introduces Wellfleet’s Atlantic beaches, bayside beaches and kettle ponds, I’m ready to pack the car and head cross country to Cape Cod. Of course I’ll bring my copy of Wellfleet An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest Town on my iPad for easy reference.

If you’re a boomer considering a relocation, Grabbe’s chapter on Why Live in Wellfleet might be all the impetus you need to make a change. And, if you think of Cape Cod as strictly a summer destination, Grabbe has included a chapter extolling the virtues of visiting Wellfleet during other parts of the year, especially winter. I particularly like the idea of the Preservation Hall Carol Stroll when residents and visitors grab their jingle bells, lanterns and songbooks for a caroling stroll down Main Street. Count me in!

Have you visited Wellfleet on Cape Cod? Post a comment to share your experience. Maybe Grabbe will include it in her next revision of Wellfleet An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest Town. To learn what it’s like to be an innkeeper, check out Grabbe’s recent interview with Irene S. Levine at More Time to Travel.

Disclosure: Alexandra Grabbe provided a comlimentary copy of her book for my review. As always, the opinions are my own. And I’ve included an Amazon link to Wellfleet An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendies Town for your convenience. However My Itchy Travel Feet receives a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.


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