6 Great Historic Sites to Visit in NYC (Besides the Statue of Liberty)

Since moving to the East Coast, we've enjoyed a handful of trips to New York City. No matter how many times we visit, I still get a giddy thrill as we hop off the train at Penn Station and take our first steps up to the city streets. Growing up in a small town, I always…

5 Great Coffee Shops Near Groton, CT

We are coffee people. And with every move, no duty station feels like home until we find our coffee shop. Monterey, we're looking at you Captain + Stoker and Bright Coffee.  Here in southeastern Connecticut, we're deep in suburbia and thousands of miles away from the coffee comforts (and fellow snobs) of the Pacific Northwest. In…

A Perfect Day in Newport, Rhode Island

Last weekend we ventured up to Newport, Rhode Island on a whim! Much to our surprise, the drive from Groton only took us one hour. Newport is a community situated on Aquidneck Island, known for its yacht-filled harbor, delicious seafood scene, Gilded Age mansions, and rich history. The area is known as a summer town,…

The 3 Questions I Wish I Asked My Wedding Coordinator

I can't believe we're nearing our one year wedding anniversary! This year we are so excited to celebrate special weddings of close friends and family members. For all the brides-to-be - I want to start off by saying that no matter what you do, something is bound to not go your way. And I'll be…