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…

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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…

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15 Things to Do in Westerly, Rhode Island This Summer

It’s that time of year again!  It’s beach-time baby!   If sandcastles are on your kids’ minds, then it’s time to load up the car — and I know just where to go.  Plug Westerly, Rhode Island into Waze and hit the road.     Westerly is a southern Rhode Island coastal town that offers plenty…

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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),…

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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…

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Watch Hill Inn: Luxury Hotel Review

Watch Hill Inn Luxury Hotel Review

I love a hotel with history.  If you’re staying at Watch Hill Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island, then you’ll experience the comforts of modern accommodations that definitely doesn’t feel cookie cutter.  This is an historic property smack dab in the middle of a quaint seaside village, and it’s the perfect place to call home for…

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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…

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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…

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A Summer Family Road Trip from NYC to Newport

harbor in Rhode Island - summer family road trip

Why take a family road trip to Rhode Island? For me, summertime on the east coast means lobster rolls, fresh squeezed lemonade, hydrangea flowers in full bloom, and weekend escapes to the beach.  While many Manhattan-ites flock to Montauk or the Hamptons, I suggest avoiding the crowded LIE.  Instead, head to Rhode Island for your…

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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…

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