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…

Winter Beach Combing at Napatree Point in Rhode Island

For as long as I can remember, I've always loved the beach. 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…

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…

8 Great 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. 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…