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Day Trip: Winslow Homer Studio

I had been longing to visit the Winslow Homer Studio since it first opened in 2012. Located on Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine the property sits high above the Atlantic Ocean. To visit the studio, one must register with the…

STAY: Blue Inn

I love nothing more than a staycation, which is why I jumped at the chance to visit Blue Inn on Plum Island.  Perhaps some of my favorite local lodgings are those by Amesbury based Lark Hotels. I'm a sucker for a boutique hotel,…

Day Trip: Hidden Pond and Goose Rocks Beach

If you are looking for an amazing getaway with your best ladies, look no further than Hidden Pond and Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport.  I was lucky enough to spend a beautiful September Day with a few of my childhood friends at…

With Kids: Kenmore Square

Who knew Kenmore Square would be such a hit with toddlers? On a whim we opted to stay in Boston for the night.  Intrigued by the looks of the Verb Hotel, we ended up Kenmore Square for 24 hours. Below are some suggestions…

Weekend Getaway: York Harbor

I can clearly remember telling someone I grew up in York, Maine, and hearing a follow-up question that was something along the lines of, "York. Where the zoo is?" Yes, York is, in fact, where the zoo is. But York is so…

My Summer Bucket List

Memorial Day weekend is here!  Which means summer has officially started.  Here is  my bucket list of must-dos in the Newburyport area. First, watch a Plum Island sunset, but please wear lots of bug spray.  Just ask the folks at Newburyport Brewing, who famously…

The Newburyport Line Brewery Tour

This all started with a small plan: take the commuter rail to Ipswich, get lunch at the Brewer’s table, and hit up a tour. But then it occurred to me—why stop there? If you follow the map down to Boston,…

Go Fly a Kite

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Cogswell’s Grant, a colonial era farmhouse formerly owned by folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little. Learn more about the house and its collection of art here. The setting is beautiful;…

My Tips for Traveling with Small Children

"Changing your location doesn’t necessarily mean losing your problems. They’ll show up wherever you are." -K.K. Hendrin. This quote reminds me of traveling with small children—just substitute the word problems for toddlers. Going on a long trip with your family…

Newburyport Literary Festival

Have you been to the Newburyport Literary Festival?  Why not reserve an hour or two and attend one of the events on April 29 or 30th? Read on for our Q & A with Vicki Henderickson, co-chair of the festival.  You might…