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New England

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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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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Connecticut, Destinations, New England, Travel Guide

Quick Guide to Litchfield County

Do you ever feel like a tourist in your own state? That’s exactly how I felt exploring Litchfield County. For some reason I hardly ever travel west to this area of the state. Litchfield County is located in northwestern Connecticut and has charming main streets with shops and restaurants, lots of open land, scenic covered bridges, and a whole lot…

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