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The Davis Family Adventures

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Kristen. I live in Connecticut with my husband, Rob, and our two girls, Elle & Lily. We love exploring new places, photographing our adventures, and are looking forward to sharing everything we learn on the way with all of you.

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The Seasons of New England


 "Spring will come and so will happiness. Just hold on. Life will get warmer."

Life, New England

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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My Favorite Classic Margarita Recipe

It is finally starting to feel like Spring in New England. With the nicer weather, I have been craving a good restaurant quality cocktail. I did my research and a little improvising and whipped up a delicious classic margarita using 100% agave tequila. It was so good that I had to share. Add some chips and guacamole and you will…

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Destinations, New England, Rhode Island

The Cliff Walk – Newport RI

The Cliff Walk is one of my all-time favorite Newport activities. It is a public access walk on the Eastern Shore that runs for 3.5 miles. The views are incredible. On one side there are endless views of the ocean and on the other side there are views of historic buildings, including the Breakers, the biggest Newport mansion previously owned…

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Connecticut, Destinations, New England

5 Reasons to Visit Stonington, CT

1) The Location To start, Stonington is in an ideal spot for a visit – located in between New York and Boston and a stones throw away from downtown Mystic (which I wrote all about here). It is situated on a little peninsula with views of Fisher’s Island Sound and Little Narraganset Bay. 2) The New England Homes One thing…

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Connecticut, Destinations, New England

A Family Day in Mystic, CT

If I had to name a summer destination spot in Connecticut perfect for families, Mystic would be it. Every time I drive into Mystic, I feel like I am officially on summer vacation in a place far away from home. Mystic is technically a “village” located on the Mystic River in the towns of Groton and Stonington. This little village…

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