A day trip or weekend in Newport, RI

Newport, RI is easily one of my favorite places to go in New England.  It is perfect for a romantic getaway or a girls weekend and whether you have a day or a full weekend, you can easily find something to fill the time.  Accommodations: While Newport can easily be a weekend trip, the areaContinue reading “A day trip or weekend in Newport, RI”

Where to stay, hike and eat in Acadia National Park

One of the few places that we return to every few years.  Beautiful scenery, excellent hiking, great food, affordable and dog friendly. Summary: 1 week in September Cost: $1200 Must Stay: AcadiaYurts = https://www.acadiayurts.com/ Must Hike: North Ridge Trail to Cadillac Mountain Precipice Trail (Or Beehive if the falcons are in town) Gorham Mountain AcadiaContinue reading “Where to stay, hike and eat in Acadia National Park”

Northern VA wine country

A hidden gem and one of my happy places. Summary: Best Wine: Hiddencroft Vineyards Maggie Malick Wine Caves Best Ambiance with decent wine: Sunset Hills Creek’s Edge Bluemont Vineyard The Barns at Hamilton Station (Live music) Breweries worth a trip: Bear Chase Brewery Harper’s Ferry Brewing Must Eats: Magnolia’s at the mill: Purcellville, VA SouthContinue reading “Northern VA wine country”