There are a handful of ways to get to the island of Martha’s Vineyard for vacation: private jet, private boat, commercial airline, commercial ferry or public ferry. Of these, in our humble opinion, the best mode of transportation by far is the Steamship Authority’s ferry service. It’s reasonably inexpensive, punctual, and wildly entertaining. Most importantly, it’s a vital, communal part of the iconic experience of a vacation on the Vineyard. We once read a quote from someone in an interview who said “when the ferry pulls into view of the island, I feel as excited as I did as kid on Christmas morning.” We couldn’t agree more. It’s the ultimate micro-luxury.
The Luxury Photo Journey is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier. Sometimes we find ourselves in a place so stunningly beautiful that words fail us. In those instances, we’ll let the images do the talking.
How many times have you walked past the magnificent Buckingham Palace in central London and wondered what it looks like inside? The grand iron gates, the imposing white marble facade, the uniformed Beefeaters in the forecourt. What marvels lie just behind those formidable gates? For a narrow window of time in late summer, you dear reader, can see for yourself.
Insider Itinerary is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier that shines a light on the best places to see, stay, and dine in some of the hottest travel destinations worldwide. Our far-flung correspondents are sharing their inside tips on how to best experience their chosen locations, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. You’re welcome!
There are many fine places to spend the July 4th holiday in America. But perhaps none better than the island of Martha’s Vineyard, in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Colonial-era homes, chic boutiques, a stunning harbor, and excellent food and drink. Add some sun, a fresh ocean breeze, a favorite travel companion or two, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Independence Day celebration. And if you visit any other time during the summer, just about everything we list here will apply equally well.