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.Β Β Settled in 1654, Mystic was…

8 Best Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Nothing soothes the soul like nature. Earlier this month we ran away to Maine, which is quickly becoming one of our favorite states. The region reminds me so much of the Pacific Northwest, it hurts. Maine is beautiful and scenic, lush and vibrant, with mild temperatures and zero humidity.Β In mid-October, the road to Maine 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…

This Rhode Island Bar Has The Soft Pretzel Menu of Your Dreams

Sometimes heaven is a place on earth. And if you're a fan of soft pretzels, heaven resides in Westerly, Rhode Island. Westerly is a cute, unassuming town that hugs the borders of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Divided by the Pawtucket River, the town was first settled by English colonists in 1661 (because yes, it's the…

A Sea of Sunflowers in Griswold, CT.

We've only been in Connecticut for a few short weeks, but we're learning very quickly that the region is home to dozens and dozens of family farms. This last weekend we stumbled upon Buttonwood Farm in Griswold (yes, like Clark Griswold - no relation). The family farm is known for its farm-fresh ice cream and…