Follow The Fall Foliage to Connecticut’s Giuffrida Park

Growing up in Washington state, fall and winter storms are nothing new or surprising. Β I grew up on Whidbey Island, in a neighborhood dotted with tsunami evacuation signs. Winter didn't always bring snow, but it almost always brought power outages, high-wind warnings, debris in the roads and frequent school delays. I find it funny people…

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…

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,Β  living away from friends and family can be so hard. Picking up and moving every…

Winter Beach Combing at Napatree Point in Rhode Island

For as long as I can remember, I've always loved the beach.Β Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I feel like it's embedded in me. Some of my fondest memories are beach combing and breathing in that sweet, salty air. From collecting shells outside my grandma's house on Camano Island to escaping quicksand on the beaches…

5 Great Things to Do in NYC at Christmas

This weekend I checked off a maaaaaaaaajor item off my bucket list: experiencing New York City during the holidays. I say it all the time, but never in my life did I ever imagine the day I'd actually set foot in New York City, let alone during the holidays. Growing up this was something I…