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Taking A Serious Vacation To Cape Cod
When going on vacation, you can just go to Cape Cod or you can really enjoy yourself and take a serious Cape Cod vacation. By serious, I mean that you need to go the way of many students, craftsmen, and others, who take on Cape Cod for the entire summer – working a job and living in one of the most awe-inspiring and fascinating places in the U.S. I was one of those adventurers and spent a summer with a couple of friends just hanging out in Cape Cod, living an amazing life there. It was about thirty years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. What a fabulous summer we had!

My friends and I rented some rooms from a guy who fished for a living and his wife. They lived in P-town, what the locals call Provincetown. We had a few odd jobs that we did during the day, like being a maid, doing carpentry work, etc., but when the day turned into night, we started partying. We basically partied the night away and met some great people along the way. We hung out with the townies and had an experience that would rival any planned vacation to Cape Cod. We screwed around, going dune hopping with jeeps that had the air flattened out of the tires. The pools were a great hangout, too. Many of the pools we went to were halfway between the bars and the beach and that suited us just fine.

The beauty of this kind of vacation is that we could also pretend we were one of the regular tourists and attend all the high class art shows, shop all the tourist shops and eat all of the amazing summer treats Cape Cod has to offer. I though I'd burst on all the fudge and cotton candy I ate that summer.

The folks in Provincetown live out on the tip of a peninsula and are some of the nicest, laid back people you'd ever want to meet. They're the folks who slave all winter long making artwork and crafts so the tourists have something to buy when they get there on their summer vacation.

There are a lot of nearby towns to travel through, too. Towns like Hyannis, Woods Hole and the like, have a lot to offer as well. You'll have plenty of towns to explore. Massachusetts is small enough that you can explore nearly the entire state before the summer is done.

No matter how long you spend in Cape Cod, one of the must-sees is a ferry boat ride over to Martha's Vineyard. Nantucket is in that area as well. These are places where only the wealthy and well-established live. There are places to visit on this tour that really take you back to the colonial times.
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Author of this article is Joe Goertz. To read more visit his website: My Outdoor Magazine.
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