Guide to Summertime in Cape Cod with Kids

Looking for ideas of what you can do in Cape Cod with kids?     Believe it or not, you can actually…time travel!    Cape Cod has long been a favorite summer destination for families.  It’s been Googled.  It’s been thoroughly researched.  It’s been photographed from every angle.  Yet, no one seems to mention that the…

Read More

Chatham Bars Inn: An Idyllic Cape Cod Family Vacation

chatham bars inn from drone view - cape cod family vacation

They had me at lob-stah (roll).    Even if you’ve lived in New England your whole life, it’s easy to still fall under the spell of those idyllic Northeast summers — perfectly cooked lobster rolls, sticky salt in the air from dawn to dusk, entire days spent exploring the beaches, and just the right amount…

Read More

Romantic Vermont Getaway to Twin Farms

Romantic Vermont Getaway Twin Farms

He surprised me with a card on a Friday night.     Inside were cutesy vague instructions: I had 24 hours to pack, and 48 hours of a romantic Vermont getaway to look forward to.    Hotel not yet disclosed.    After 20 minutes of me begging for a hint (delaying “vacation-gratification” is not my forté),…

Read More

Luxury Rhode Island Family Resort: Weekapaug Inn

Luxury Rhode Island Family Resort Weekapaug Inn

Picture this: crowded boardwalks, packed beaches, greasy pizza, arcade games, and flashing amusement park lights.  Cue the screeching brakes.  You’re not going there.     Don’t get me wrong – sometimes that wild and fun beach scene is just what the doctor ordered.  But, if you’re instead dreaming of a New England summer vacation that’s low-key…

Read More

Family Travel Guide: Watch Hill, RI

Family Travel Guide Watch Hill RI

I will begin this post with a travel confession.    In the era of time we now all refer to as “Pre-Covid,” I had never spent quality time in Rhode Island.  Shame on this New Englander.     As a Connecticut resident, I took my adorable neighbor – my stateside sister known for charming coastal towns…

Read More

Winter Family Weekend at the Sagamore Resort

Winter Family Weekend at the Sagamore

Even though I love the beach, the sand, the waves…I know that deep down, I am at heart a lake girl.  I grew up visiting Lake Winnipesaukee every summer, but am only now discovering the allure of a wintertime lake vacation.   Nicknamed the “Queen of the American Lakes,” all 32 miles of Lake George’s…

Read More

An Unforgettable Hawaiian Road Trip: the Road to Hana

An Unforgettable Hawaiian Road Trip - The Road to Hana

Why plan a road trip on the Road to Hana? You’ll hear it a thousand times before you embark on your Hawaiian road trip to Hana: “Hana is about the journey, not the destination.”  It may sound a bit cliché, but it’s impossible to walk away from the Road to Hana without becoming one of…

Read More

A Family Road Trip along Highway 1

Bixby Bridge - summer road trip

Everyone’s travel bucket lists were reimagined last year — as borders closed, highways remained opened, beckoning us like that guy at the school dance who all of a sudden seems super cute, even though the day before he was just another guy in Chem class.  You’re looking at him with fresh new eyes, thinking, “Wait…

Read More

An Epic Kauai Travel Guide

Nepali Coast view from helicopter

Sorry Kauaians — I’m going to let the secret out: Kauai is a can’t miss destination in the Hawaiian island experience.  Before traveling to the “Garden Isle,” I had previously visited Maui (one of the more popular picks), and could not have imagined a more mesmerizing island escape.  While Maui’s fame is well deserved, Kauai’s…

Read More

A Fall Guide to Woodstock, Vermont

Cruising through Vermont during fall foliage season has always been at the “peak” of my bucket list.  Although I live in Connecticut and enjoy gorgeous autumn colors here as well, the allure of the reds and oranges further north, and the promise of quintessential “Gilmore Girls” type towns, has always had me itching to plan…

Read More