Winter tends to be a tough time of year to plan a road trip because of the cold weather and worries about possible difficult driving conditions. However, on those days that are nice we always find time to get out of town. Newport, Rhode Island is generally thought of as a summer destination but you may want to take a trip to help get you in the holiday mood. With the festive season upon us, we thought it would be the perfect place to enjoy seeing some Christmas decorations. Three of the historic Newport mansions (The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms) are open and dressed in their holiday finest from November 19th to January 2nd.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
We found a restaurant (new to us) on the water in Tiverton, Rhode Island for our next road trip. The Boat House faces the water to the west instead of the east like so many other establishments on the Atlantic coast. For this reason they can offer some of the most beautiful sunset views you will see in New England. Because of all the large windows, every seat offers the same breathtaking views.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Bar Harbor has quickly become one of our favorite places in New England. Between the beautiful views of the coast, cute shops in downtown, and Acadia National Park just down the road, there’s so many reasons to visit. All of that is wonderful but I would also add that Bar Harbor is home to some of my favorite breakfast destinations.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Manchester, Vermont is one of those quintessential New England towns that everyone should visit at least once. Think of green lush grass with beautiful white houses throughout as you drive along and find what we believe is the cutest of them all.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The next time you are up for a trip into Boston we found a Mexican place that you should take some time to check out. Just off Boylston on Dartmouth Street is Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. In addition to their delicious food many will appreciate the gothic environment that conjures up vampires and dark places. If you are like me and enjoy a horror movie or strange and weird spots this is perfect.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
My father in law is not obsessed with food like some of us. When we go out and I ask him what he thought of a meal, the typical reply is that it was “okay”. Although he won't admit it, there is one thing that he enjoys more than any other and that is desserts – particularly cheesecake. So every once and awhile we would be chatting and casually mention that the cheesecake at some random place is really good and he would always pipe in and say "but it's not Junior’s cheesecake!" Since I’ve never had Junior’s, I didn’t understand what the big deal was but apparently their cheesecake is what he compared all others to.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
We love a road trip that brings you to the water and this time we take you to the small town of Essex on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Essex is a quintessential New England town with its historic houses some dating back to the 1600’s, antique shops, and plenty of dining options. Although there are a number of restaurants in the area that serve seafood, Periwinkles is one of our favorites. Situated on the Essex River this is a nice quiet spot to chillax. Grab a seat on the outside deck and you will soon forget all your troubles as you enjoy the beautiful surroundings. For those of you who prefer to dine in air conditioned comfort, have no fear. There is also a large dining room inside the restaurant.