Have you been to Nantucket? Any must see/do/eats?
We had the best weekend exploring Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kennebunkport Maine! As we were driving into town we were already plotting our way to come back. The town is SO charming and the shops people are kind and the other tourists are polite and clean! HAve you ever been where they are not? It’s truly a thing to note! I did some research on things to do before we went (see how I do it here) and it couldn’t have been a better day.
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Since I started my full-time career in summer ’11 I’ve been able to travel to sooo many places. Places I had never been too and really didn’t know anything about; often traveling alone for work. These are my tried and true steps on finding out the must-see’s at literally no cost, all from your phone.
I’m having so much fun building my Portsmouth, New Hampshire + Kennebunkport lists, send me any reccs if you have them!
One of my bucket list item is to make it to the Kentucky Derby. I love the hats and the dresses and Kentucky (it’s where my mom and grandparents are from!). Until my year comes, I love these items to bring the derby to me.
I love the jockey silks and I love that they are so different from everything else you see. What a way to stand out. Mint Juleps are not my drink, I’ll save the mint for my iced tea, but I love the idea of flowers in mint julep cups instead.
Don’t forget to place your bets for May 7. I’m liking this one’s name.
Here is my top ten for Corolla, NC! If you are making any trip to the Outerbanks this summer I’m sure you’ll find this quick guide easy to follow for a relaxing vacation!
This week we are in the Outerbanks for vacation and our first day of vacation happened to land on JPS’ birthday. Unfortunately most of his actual birthday was spent in the car from NJ to NC but we had a birthday breakfast and a nautical themed snack bar!
fish & chips – potato chips
fishing bait – gummy worms
crab legs – pretzel sticks
seaweed – sour punch straws
Because traveling with food can be beastly I tried to think of some simple things that could be made ahead and travel easily. I baked sugar cookies, decorated them and froze them a couple of weeks ago. I transported them in a cooler so the icing wouldn’t heat in the sun and smudge. I also made glazed donut muffins and added the sweetest anchors to them.
This past weekend we headed to Baltimore for the fastest and surprisingly relaxing weekend.
We stayed just a couple of blocks from the Inner Harbor at the Hampton Inn so everything was just a quick walk away. If you are looking for affordable parking, I highly suggest using Parkwhiz! You select the area you want to park in and it shows you garages and prices. Often they are less expensive than showing up to the garage but they always reserve you a spot which is seriously reassuring! The only time I had an issue with a garage being full, they immediately refunded my money and helped me find other parking.
First up we headed to dinner. The inner harbor has so many restaurants, mostly chain restaurants but you can choose some really amazing local places just out of the inner harbor – head towards Fells Point, but we opted to stay close and go for tapas. After filling my bag with gummy bears (our fave) we walked over to take a City Lights cruise. It was an quick hour around the harbor and really beautiful. We had a bunch of high schoolers with inept chaperones on our cruise, otherwise it was really fun.
The next day we headed to the National Aquarium. I had never been but it was really fun! Everything I read online said you needed a full day to go through. Maybe if you stopped at each talk or show that they had…. but I think you only need a half a day.