Visiting new places, enjoying time with the family, and eating delicious homecooked cuisine. While I'm sure you've heard of the Hamptons and Montauk in New York, there's a quaint area set apart from all that busyness called Hampton Bays. It's located within 25 minutes of Long Island Wine Country a.k.a. North Fork, and it's well worth booking a visit. Known as where "beach life meets wine country," North Fork is a 30-mile stretch of roadside stands, farms, and wineries. We had
Still nervous about travelling outside the country, I decided to keep our annual family vacation in the US. We had an amazing trip in our home state of Massachusetts this year. If you haven't had the chance to visit the island of Martha's Vineyard..you've got to put it on your #mustvisit list. We were lucky to miss any celebrity/presidential fanfare (which creates awful island traffic). I cannot say enough about the Vineyard and all the amenities this small island offers. It'
When I think of a typical New England winter day, cold-snowy weather, football in front of the fire, and enjoying home-cooked comfort food all come to mind. In fact, without good food and football, winters in Massachusetts would be a hard sell. I mean, I like to ski...but not in sub zero weather. Cooking in the winter gives me great pleasure...it's therapeutic for me, and it really helps me get through the frigid, gray days that stick around for a good five plus months. I lov
We had the experience of a lifetime when we visited Iceland last August. If you are someone who seeks adventure, is interested in different cultures, and is an outdoors enthusiast, then I cannot recommend this remarkable destination enough. It's truly impossible to put into words how beautiful, magical, and surreal this country is. It should be on everyone's bucket list; I feel it's just one of those places you can completely immerse yourself in. It's a nature-lover, photogra
My tribute to Meggers on her birthday After graduating Clemson in 2019, our daughter, Megan, accepted her first real job at the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC, in Charleston, SC. She really wanted to figure out if research was her desired path. As a biochemistry major and microbiology minor, she had a lot of choices regarding which career path she should take. For her, it was about academia vs. private sector. Cancer research is an area she believes strongly in, b
It's another year and another move in for my oldest daughter at Clemson University. I am truly sad to be thinking that this is her senior and final year at what I call 'School of Dreams.' Seriously...I love this school so much that it's a little crazy. From the minute she arrived as a freshman, I was in complete awe of this football phenom of a school, and my love for college football began. Maybe that's it...after so many years of watching football but never truly understand
After many years of traditional summer vacations in Martha's Vineyard and Chatham, I wanted to do something completely different and family bonding. I felt compelled to add adventure into our summer plans. The ocean from afar was calling my name, and I could not turn away. Originally, I considered California but was unable to meet my budget. After talking to friends, I put Costa Rica on my to 'look into' list. It actually ended up being more cost effective to travel to Costa