Day at the Lake…

For the past few years- even before I moved to the Pioneer Valley- visiting Ashfield Lake in Ashfield, Massachusetts every Summer was a must-do. The lake is clean, beautiful, and within a short walking distance from downtown Ashfield. And, although downtown Ashfield doesn’t look like much- it’s very much a rustic place to visit and/or […]

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Local Loves: Drawbridge Ice Cream

I know that I’ve mentioned my love of Mystic, Connecticut in the past. It’s the quintessential, picturesque New England Summer destination- filled with waterside dining options, unique boutique shops and historical landmarks/locations- making it the perfect place to spend a few days during the hotter months. But, given that it’s also immensely popular this time […]

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“Some Places Are Like People: Some Shine and Some Don’t.”

One of my Summer 2021 Bucket List activities was to finally go and see a movie in a drive-in with some of my friends- something I hadn’t done since I was a kid and then couldn’t do in the Summer of 2020 due to social distancing protocols preventing me from congregating with anyone who wasn’t […]

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Stormy Skies and Skee-Ball…

I’m being completely honest when I say I don’t think I’ve seen the sun for more than a few minutes at a time in well over a week. Between the storms that have been blowing through New England from the Midwest and Tropical Storm Elsa making it’s way up the coast- the past few days […]

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Local Loves: Deja Vu

I don’t typically travel to the Hampton Beach boardwalk during the peak tourist time frame (anytime from Memorial Day through Labor Day)– often visiting the area in the Fall/Winter and, of course- stopping by their annual Seafood Festival at the end of the Summer season each year. Traffic is almost always terrible, parking fees are […]

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Local Loves: Del’s Lemonade

If you grew up in New England, chances are you spent an occasional Summer day/weekend at any of the beautiful beaches or seaside communities Rhode Island has to offer and, if you did- then you certainly enjoyed a Del’s frozen lemonade more than once since their trucks were always close by the shore or the […]

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Brunching in Newport…

It’s no secret that I love Newport, Rhode Island. It’s where I rang in 2021– and it’s where I spend a lot of time in the Fall and Winter since the scenery is always breathtaking. I love the area in the Summertime, too- but it tends to get a little crowded along the beaches, the […]

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A Berry Good Day…

When it comes to preparing for the Summertime, there are a few activities in and around the New England area that never fail to truly get me into the seasonal spirit- and not all of them involve piling into the car for an impromptu beach day (although that’s definitely high up on the list.) Outdoor […]

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