Summer has officially made its debut in New England. There's a larger than life feeling in the air that makes you want to just get outside and celebrate. That time of year when it seems like everyone comes alive with new energy, welcoming a warmth in the air after those cold winter months. Boating, beach days, hikes and lobster boils are the weekend norms. A swarm of cars retreating from the cities to find quainter vibes can be spotted on Friday afternoons and vast crowds retreating to find outdoor activities seem to take over cities throughout the region. It's apparent that summer in New England is a special season. One worthy of recognition.
Nantucket is located southeast of mainland Massachusetts. Tiny and quaint, this island has a ton to offer. Historically a whaling community, Nantucket has grown into one of the most well established tourist destinations, both nationally and internationally.
We first visited Nantucket seven years ago on our honeymoon and it didn’t take long for us to fall in love with all of its enchanting offerings.
With dreamy nautical views, cobblestone streets, five-star lodging and world-class dining, Nantucket has something to offer for everyone.
Many choose to visit during the warmer summer months, but this post is a testimony to the festive charm that decorates the island during that beloved first weekend in December.
Nestled into the Sierra Nevada mountains is a vast hidden treasure known as Lake Tahoe. Recognized as the second deepest lake in the nation, Lake Tahoe is recognized for many reasons including hosting world renown athletic events such as the Winter Olympics in 1960, welcoming famous names that claim this land as their stomping grounds like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra and it's impressive landscape scenery that encompasses the entirety of the lake.
Regardless of what you may know Lake Tahoe for, one thing that can't be denied is it's picturesque views and beautiful, diverse landscape. Take a look at just a few images that will help you understand why we recommend that your next trip be at Lake Tahoe, especially this winter.
Savannah, Georgia is a town that has a way of capturing your soul with its southern charm and beauty pouring from its city streets and steps. With so much to offer, planning a trip to this coastal town can be a challenge but whether it is your first or fifth time visiting you'll find something below to satisfy both your inner tourist and laid back local. Read more to find everything from what to do to how to get there to where the best dessert places are and more.
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On our recent fall California road trip we had the opportunity to witness some of the most scenic vistas in the US along the Pacific Coast Highway in Monterey County. We had done plenty of homework planning (check out more of our planning process here) our route and we found that the Monterey section of the PCH was known to be one of the prettiest, so we didn't want to miss out!
The beauty and awe of experiencing Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is something that is truly something that should be on everyones bucket list of experiences. From the largest tree in the world to the breathtaking mountain vista views there is really no other place like it on earth.
We recently returned from an amazing road trip adventure through the beautiful state of California. God allowed us another wonderful opportunity to experience some of his handy-work and we are so grateful he did. We honestly didn't expect to enjoy California quite as much as we did, but we are already talking (dreaming) about our future return. We absolutely loved the beautiful weather, diverse landscapes and lively, friendly people! We really couldn't get enough of this place - it has easily climbed the charts as one of our top favorite adventures!
If you ever find yourself in realistic distance of taking a trip to the coastal port city of Wilmington, North Carolina it comes highly recommended by us! We have overlooked this town for a blog post option a few times simply because it feels so close to home. We forget that not everyone can just pick up and go there. However, it's certainly planned trip worthy. It has such a welcoming, local vibe that you often forget you are just visiting. In fact, after awhile it becomes hard to admit you're just visiting. It's certainly one of those places you could stay for awhile.
July 4th is certainly one of those great days of the year! It's filled with the excitement of family, friends, grilling, warm scenery, and of course highly anticipated fireworks displays that every youngster (and let's admit it, adults alike) in America, find themselves marveling at as the day rolls to an end. With so much excitement surrounding the day it sometimes hard to believe that more times than not many of us find ourselves saying "what do you want to do this year?" Here is a list we put together of optional things that you and your loved ones can do to highlight this monumental day in our country's history.
We love to board a plane and take off through the clouds to some foreign or unfamiliar land. But, we especially love to load up the car with our personal belongings, turn on the radio, roll down the windows and hit the open highway! In the future we would love to do this even more!
It allows us to freely pack and accumulate as much stuff as we want, see hidden wonders that we wouldn't necessarily get the opportunity to if we were dependent upon public transportation and travel at our own pace, making last minute decisions, stopping for that sudden picture op and stopping to check out something local if we wish.
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We have been immensely blessed with many opportunities to see various parts of the world. We live an average, working life in Cambridge, MA but through our many opportunities have developed a passion to see the world. Our goal is to share with other desiring travelers different tips and experiences from around the world as we begin to check them off our bucket list. If anything, we hope to provide a little sense of motivation and adventure to those wishing to embark on their own journey!
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