ON A VOYAGE

Welcome, I'm Kristen!

 

I'm a Connecticut native exploring New England with my husband, Rob, and two girls Elle & Lily. I have a serious love for travel and this place we call home. I'm a sucker for coastal living, nautical vibes, good eats, a fine glass of cabernet, and everything blue and white. With my camera always in tow, On a Voyage was created to share my family's adventures - travel itineraries - and bits and pieces of our life here in New England.

The Seasons of New England

   

 "It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."

Massachusetts, Travel

How to Get To & Around Nantucket

Getting to Nantucket There are two ways to get to Nantucket – by plane or by boat! I’ve always taken a ferry since it’s pretty convenient from where we live in Connecticut. For this trip, we took the SeaStreak out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. We reserved our tickets in advance along with the parking. There are two ferries a day…

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Connecticut, Travel

A Summer Afternoon in Essex, CT

When the warm weather hits, I always make a point to drive to one of our favorite coastal towns – Essex, CT. This time of year, all the flowers along Main Street are blooming and the Connecticut River is filled with boats passing by. This afternoon we parked on Main Street and strolled down to the water passing the charming…

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New England, New Hampshire, Travel

A Weekend at the Omni Mount Washington Resort

With all the travel restrictions in place, I’ve been reminiscing about our past trips and I realized I never shared about our amazing stay last summer at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Every year, Rob’s work sponsors a trip for employees and their families to celebrate the year. It’s a chance to network and have…

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Connecticut, Life, New England, Travel

Lobster Rolls in Noank

For Memorial Day Weekend, Rob & I took the girls to lunch in Noank, Connecticut. Noank is a village in the town of Groton and sits on the mouth of the Mystic River. This tiny village has a long history of boating and fishing and oozes coastal charm with its quaint lobster shacks and expansive water views. Our first stop…

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Life

A New England Style Shrimp Boil

My friend, Kristin, cooked up this classic shrimp boil for Rob and I a few years back and the meal always stuck with me. This dish is New England on a plate. It is a mix of shrimp, corn, red potatoes, spicy sausage, and the perfect broth seasoned with Old Bay. Kristin served it by pouring the shrimp boil directly…

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