Cellardoor Winery is a best kept secret in Maine

Maine. A state very far north in the eastern United States is best known for its blueberries and good potato crops, but did you know it's also home to some pretty good libations? Not only does it have some of the most popular IPA's this side of the Mississippi, but it also has some darn … Continue reading Cellardoor Winery is a best kept secret in Maine

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Connecticut’s newest winery offers classic New England charm

Have you ever stepped into a business establishment and just felt right at home? That's the feeling you get when you arrive at Connecticut's newest winery to sprout up, Crystal Ridge in South Glastonbury. A snap to reach from just about anywhere in the greater Hartford region, Crystal Ridge certainly prides itself on it's humble … Continue reading Connecticut’s newest winery offers classic New England charm

The bright colors of a traditional New England fall have taken a year off

Despite the high hopes of another vibrant Autumn in New England, the color explosions we have experienced from years past have taken a year off. Why, you ask? Thanks to the extension of summer weather during late September and early October, paired with an unusually dry September, just wasn't a match made in heaven for … Continue reading The bright colors of a traditional New England fall have taken a year off

The one New England foliage map you need

Wether you are on a weekend quest to discover some of the best fall views that New England has to offer, or you're a seasoned photographer looking to capture some impeccable shots, fall in New England is unlike any other place in the world. The one thing you need, is a reliable foliage map. That … Continue reading The one New England foliage map you need

At Onyx, there is a whole lot more than just Connecticut moonshine

There's nothing I could enjoy more than a good old fashioned speakeasy. Tucked away in a commercial building just east of Hartford, Connecticut is one of the coolest finds you may ever encounter, and it comes with a liquid treat. Step past a bookcase door and into Onyx, a small distillery cooking up the first … Continue reading At Onyx, there is a whole lot more than just Connecticut moonshine

No season is complete without a visit to Kringle Candle

Nothing says Autumn in New England quite like a good candle. When you're working to bring the scents of the season indoors, it's a pretty good bet that a candle is going to help you do just that. One of my favorite destinations to go on a candle shopping spree is Kringle Candle, located just … Continue reading No season is complete without a visit to Kringle Candle

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 … Continue reading Harvest season comes to Connecticut

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 … Continue reading Top Autumn drives in New England

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 … Continue reading Autumn is coming, and you better be ready

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 … Continue reading A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge