The dazzling view along Newport's Cliff Walk The little seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island, known as the"Queen of Summer Resorts" is also a wonderful weekend destination in the off-season. During the late 1800's Newport was THE place for America's high society to vacation for the summer to escape the heat of New York, Philadelphia … Continue reading A Late Fall Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island
Our home base in Westerly: The Weekapaug Inn (photo courtesy of Weekapaug Inn). Now fully vaccinated, I am eager to start exploring again. After a year of cancelled trips, postponed events and social restrictions, I was thinking of a quick escape. A place with sun, sea and scenery. Somewhere close to home- but not too far. An … Continue reading An Indulgent Rhode Island Coastal Escape at the Weekapaug Inn
Let's be honest. No one is boarding a plane for paradise anytime soon. So when can we travel safely again? It is hard to predict, but I am hopeful that some travel will return this summer and fall. As to where to vacation in 2021, I think that a New England Road Trip is a … Continue reading A Driving Itinerary for an Epic New England Road Trip (Including Hotel Recommendations)
A couple of weeks ago my soccer-loving husband had a small knee operation. It was the third time on the same knee-very much a weekend warrior injury! The surgery was scheduled at Cambridge's Mount Auburn Hospital for 7 AM and I needed to be reasonably nearby to get him at discharge. Hours of unscheduled time? … Continue reading Pandemic Winter: Time Outdoors at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Front Cover of the 4th edition of "Day Trips New England " to be published in June 2021 For me, writing is never particularly easy; it's always work. But these months in isolation working on the 4th edition of Day Trips New England have been a welcome distraction from pandemic constraints. Day Trips New England … Continue reading Revising, Rewriting, Updating “Day Trips New England”
Yes, we are all living through a historic pandemic. But after 3 months of staying-at-home/working-from-home, my husband and I were in need of a break. We were sick of our house. So I planned a "safe-cation", a two-night socially distanced get-away. But where to go? Some place close- ideally, within Massachusetts. Our state's Covid-19 cases … Continue reading Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?
It’s February in New England. It’s cold and dark and it’s hard not to allow this time of year to get you down. My best advice for those that don’t care for the cold ? Embrace the season in all its chilliness. A long weekend away really can be a wonderful reset. Here are some … Continue reading Five Thrifty New England Winter Weekend Get-Aways