On the Road: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
In some of New England’s most idyllic seaside towns, discuss whaling history, Victorian architecture, influential artists and unique ecology with naturalists and local experts.
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Program No. 21005RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Examine history and culture past and present on an exploration of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Learn how fishing and whaling brought about economic development and explore the diversity of Martha's Vineyard with regard to its iconic island lifestyle and traditions. Contrast the history and island life of the Vineyard to those of the island of Nantucket and discover the arts and culture of Cape Cod, as well as the natural beauty that inspires so many.
Activity Level
Walking up to 2 miles per day; standing in museums. Some unavoidable stairs in historic sites. Getting on and off coach.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the historic role played by the region’s whaling history on a day trip to Nantucket.
  • Live the "Island Life" on Martha's Vineyard while learning about its history, diversity and unique Victorian architecture.
  • With a naturalist, study the unique ecology of the sand dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore.
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Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris is an award-winning journalist and the author of 12 critically acclaimed cookbooks documenting the foods and food ways of the African Diaspora, and was the winner of the 2012 International Association for Culinary Professionals Award for culinary history. She holds degrees from numerous American and international colleges and universities, and has been a professor of English at Queens College/C.U.N.Y. for more than four decades. Jessica lives in New York, New Orleans and Martha's Vineyard.
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Jessica Harris

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