New England

Ducking into The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 5, 2017

I have always loved reading with my children. Some books they selected, I disliked reading repeatedly, others we all happily knew by heart. One such book was Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. The story of a family of mallard ducks that make a home in Boston Public Garden. This year marks the 75th anniversary of […]

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Life’s a Beach in Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on February 27, 2017

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States measuring a mere 37 miles wide and 48 miles long.  With 400 miles of coastline, one thing L’il Rhody is not short on is beaches. In fact, it is said that between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, every resident of Rhode Island lives within 30 […]

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Girls Getaway in Southern Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on January 11, 2017

Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography

 If you are searching for a location for a Girls Getaway, look no further than Southern Maine. Maine’s southern border is an hour from Boston, making travel convenient from many New England cities not only by car, but by train, plane, and even boat. The towns of Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Portland and Freeport are located with in Southern Maine and it is thought to be a year-round destination. Although some businesses […]

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Gilded Age of Newport Mansions

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 26, 2016

  Newport, Rhode Island was established in 1639 as a haven for those seeking religious freedom. By the mid-19th century Newport became a haven of a very different kind. The City-by-the-Sea became a summer playground for the very wealthy who built enormous mansions and claimed them as “summer cottages”.  Anything but cottages, these homes were built by families […]

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Dine on Historic Main Street East Greenwich, Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on November 18, 2016

Founded in 1677, the Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island is steeped in history. George Washington is said to have slept here on several occasions while plotting the American Revolution and positioned on Greenwich Bay is the documented birthplace of the US Navy in 1775. Within the Historic Hill and Harbour District of town, Main Street is flanked on both sides with rows […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Aglow in Louisville; Providence

by Jenni Ingersoll on October 17, 2016

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns is a fall family tradition. You find the perfect pumpkin in the perfect patch and bring it home to carve a perfect masterpiece. For one family, the craft of carving the perfect pumpkin has turned into an art form and a showcase they share with thousands of other families. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular  has grown in […]

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Halloween at Roger Williams Park

by Jenni Ingersoll on October 10, 2016

I love to take a walk through a park in autumn as the crisp air swirls the tumbling leaves and the squirrel skitter around with their cheeks stuffed full of acorns. The Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island offers over 500 acres of rolling landscape and ponds to take in a fall day. The Park is also home to the Roger Williams […]

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Plymouth, Massachusetts: America’s Hometown

by Jenni Ingersoll on September 21, 2016

Just about every history book tells of the Pilgrims sailing aboard the Mayflower in 1620 across the Atlantic Ocean. The Pilgrims arrived in the New World and established Plymouth Colony in the area now identified as the city of Plymouth and America’s Hometown. It is known that the Mayflower made landfall in Plymouth Harbor, but it is at this point that history takes a […]

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Fall in Love With Perkins Cove, Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on September 12, 2016

The coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine received its name from the Algonquin Indians and literally means, “beautiful place by the sea.” With a population hovering just over 900, it is safe to call Ogunquit charming. But don’t sell it short. Ogunquit is listed in the Top 25 Beaches of the U.S., proudly boasting its 3.5 miles of sandy beach, uncommon […]

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Weekend Getaway: Portland, Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on August 17, 2016

A visit to Maine has been on my wish list of travel destinations since reading Patricia McLachlan’s, Sarah, Plain and Tall. When I learned we were relocating to New England, I have to admit one of my first thoughts was ‘Maine, here I come!’. Portland is located in the southern portion of the state along the coast of Casco Bay. With […]

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