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…

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…

10 Delicious Reasons to Visit Mystic, CT

While we've been living in Connecticut for six months, it took us only six seconds to go visit Mystic. And we've been back, virtually every weekend, ever since. Tucked between Groton and Stonington, this unofficial municipality is a charming seaport village with a huge secret: its thriving food and drink scene.  Settled in 1654, Mystic was…

48 Hours in Kennebunkport, Maine

There really is something beautiful about small, unassuming seaside towns. While it can be known as a tourist trap, Kennebunkport, Maine hides it well. Unlike the popular towns along the Washington and Oregon coasts, there's no glaring signs. You wont find any tacky souvenir shops, no neon t-shirts hanging from the windows. You won't find…