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,…

7 Great Things To Do in Westerly, Rhode Island

Just over the state line from Connecticut, Westerly, Rhode Island is a quaint, sweet, unassuming town that offers stunning beaches, unique boutiques and a charming downtown district. These days we find ourselves coming out here almost every weekend, if not for the beach for the great restaurants and shops. Westerly is an easy, 20 minute…

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…

3 Historic Day Trips From Groton, CT

Since moving to the East Coast, we're living our best lives and experiencing "seasons" once again. But after experiencing my first real winter in 20+ years, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for spring. Oh spring, where are you spring? Come out come out, wherever you are. Cabin fever is a real…

Our New England Bucket List (And Why You Should Start One Too)

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you've had a restful weekend. The past two months have been quite an adjustment for us, but I think we're finally feeling settled here in Connecticut. For anyone who lives a life in the military,  living away from friends and family can be so hard. Picking up and moving every…