Everyone can budget for travel

I know I have a unique opportunity. I have what is pretty close to a dream job where I have the ability to live life out on the road spending my days and nights in extended stay hotels while at the same time getting to explore the area that I’m staying in thanks to my…

Harvest season comes to Connecticut

One thing I love about living in Connecticut is… AUTUMN! You know, that totally awesome season between summer and eight months of winter? Yeah, it’s not only a season. It’s a lifestyle. Pumpkin spice everything. Okay, simmer down, pumpkin spice. You’re not the one all be all. This season is more notoriously known here in…

Grab your planner!

Everything you want in life starts with a plan. Everything. No, you’re not going to become some millionaire overnight just by selling at home products or playing the lottery every day of your life. Do you know what the definition of insanity is? That! That is the definition of insanity. Doing the same thing over…

Top Autumn drives in New England

Every year I pick out my top three autumn destinations throughout the New England region. It’s always the worst decision of my life. It’s so hard to pick just three! I mean, have you seen this region this time of year? It’s jaw dropping, and here I am telling you I’m dedicated to picking out just…

Autumn is coming, and you better be ready

I am beyond excited for the changing of the seasons to begin. It has been a long summer here in New England, and I think we’re all about ready for it to change. Like, right now. C’mon, leaves, you can do it. Change colors already! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. You know what…

A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge

I just arrived back home after what was an incredible time away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Part of me reflects this morning as I write this column about just how simple life really is when you learn to just let go and be in the moment. Part of my journey to the…

The Climb to Mount Washington

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….. No, really. Hiking to the summit of Mount Washington here in New Hampshire has always been a dream of mine. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, it is the highest peak in the northeast at an altitude of 6,228 feet. It is the…

Preparing to climb to the top of the northeast

Have you ever really just wanted to do something bold and out of the ordinary? That’s a summary of my life everyday, though it gets particularly worse right around the cusp of my birthday. I absolutely live for the thrill of adventure and exploration. In fact, someone once told me I should sit still for…

A Lifetime of memories await you in America’s vacationland

I recently just returned from Maine, and heeding the advice from my agent, I took it all in and we decided a column upon return would be more appropriate. I couldn’t agree more. I was able to be more in the moment, more in touch with myself and the physical surroundings of such an astonishing…

In Connecticut, a vineyard like a fairytale

A summer afternoon in the Connecticut countryside is unlike any other time in your life. The rolling hills, the warm breezes, and the smell of nature all around. What a lot of people don’t realize is that this little state, tucked between New York City and Boston, actually is the California of the east as…

Off to Maine!

Ah, the land of lobsters and clam chowder is calling my name after all these years. There’s just one small problem. I’m allergic to it. All of it. I can’t have seafood, and I’m off to the land that’s famous for it! I have only ever been to Maine with as much as I can count…

Tips on how to improve your Monday morning routine

There’s just no question that Monday mornings are rough. You have an alarm clock that’s going off waking you up out of the slumber of your life as you’re recovering from a long weekend and suddenly you find yourself stumbling around the kitchen chugging cups of coffee with one eye open. Guilty. There is a way to…