We only had time to do one of Newport’s magnificent mansions so we chose Breakers once home of the Vanderbilt family. These glorious houses of the gilded age line Cliff Walk and clearly Breakers is one of the most popular to visit. I was not disappointed with my choice and was pleased to receive an audio […]
Just a stone’s throw from Newport Rhode Island this coastal town in the bordering state of Connecticut offers great views and an insight into maritime life for the locals with the large clapboard houses and boats alongside the pontoon.
I like to visit the Isle of Wight all year round so the colder months of winter do not put me off making the journey ‘abroad’ with Wightlink ferries. One of the attractions which I recently visited was Osborne House. At the time I visited the upstairs was closed to the public as was the Swiss Cottage but it still meant […]
My travels take me places far and wide but Christmas is home for me and time to taste a new gin. For me Ruby Tiger Gin is a jewel of a gin; fresh from the Tiger Gin stable and ready for a red Christmas is the luscious Ruby Tiger Gin! I could definitely taste a hint of strawberry […]
On a road trip through New England chasing foliage colours we came across the lovely little town of Harvard. Great coffee in the General Store and some great opportunities for photos. We were travelling west on the 495 Highway from Rockport.
When we pulled up outside Changing Tides B&B on Mount Pleasant Street I was humming Beautiful Sound’s Weather With You which mentions a Mount Pleasant Street. Well it was definitely pleasant and it was on a bit of a hill which led down to the ocean. I knew I would love it here because there […]
Right on the tip of Marblehead Neck, is this tiny park. Worth a stop off as the ride from the 129 Highway along Ocean Road takes the traveller through some prime real estate of the pretty New England kind. Clapboard houses with neat gardens, yacht clubs and golf clubs and wide avenues border the road leading down […]
Stephanie at Changing Tides B&B in Rockport, MA recommended the lobster at Roy Moore’s Fish Shack. Stephanie said Rockport lobster was the best ever and she was not wrong. This is no shack on the beach, it’s a comfortable restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean. Oh we had to wait to get in but then that’s only telling me that […]