Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine, is probably best known as the summer home of the Bush family. It is a fishing village on the southern shore of Maine. In the summer it is a very busy place with tourists and beach goers. At Christmastime it is a busy place again as Kennebunkport hosts Christmas Prelude, a two-week-long Christmas festival. The festival is widely attended, and Kennebunkport has been voted the number two Christmas town in the the United States by HGTV! I have had this on my Christmas to do list for nearly a decade, but work pressures, kids school events, and general…

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A fall weekend in New Haven, Connecticut

Most people think of Yale when they think of New Haven, Connecticut. If they think of New Haven at all, that is. When my husband and I moved to Connecticut many years ago, I think the only thing I knew about Connecticut at all was Yale. Almost 20 years later, I know a few more things about Connecticut. For example, do you know there is no real name for a person from Connecticut? Someone from Virginia is called a Virginian, Washington a Washingtonian, etc. Someone from Connecticut is a . . . . Connecticutter? Most people say they are Nutmeggers…

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How to score really cheap flights with Skyscanner

Skyscanner is my number one travel tool. I really don’t ever travel without it and here is why you should use it, too! Stop what you are doing and download it now and follow along to learn how to use this powerful tool. Cheap flights are a few clicks away. Download the free skyscanner app: Skyscanner iOS App Download or Skyscanner Android App Download My family and I travel a lot. So much so that people ask me questions they would normally be too polite to ask. They ask, “How do you afford to travel all the time?” I understand the…

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My Perfect Irish Brown Bread

This perfect Irish brown bread is nutty, slightly sweet, tender and so delicious!

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Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs, New York is a playground for families at any time of year.

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