4th of July Weekend Getaway at Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa

While the 4th of July festivities ended on Sunday this year for many, we stretched the holiday into an extended weekend and headed down to the the Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa for a quick two day and one night getaway. Located in Sandwich MA, shortly over the bridge, it was less than an hour drive for us and it felt good watching traffic leaving the cape as we cruised along. The Dan'l Webster is steeped in a rich history dating back over 300 years and named after prominent Boston lawyer and Senator, Daniel Webster. We stayed in one of Suite rooms which featured a living area in addition to bedroom. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, while still maintaining that colonial charm.  One of our favorite parts of the stay was walking through the beautiful gardens and landscape to get to the pool. We caught a great evening sunset that really made the landscape pop, and made for some nice photos. Our daughter Hailey had a blast in the heated swimming pool and even used a hot tub f

Summer Weekend on Cape Cod

One of the best places in New England to be on a hot summer weekend is Cape Cod. We had a great excuse to get out there for a family wedding this past weekend and also made a vacation out of it. The wedding itself was at Willowbend Country Club , which is a beautiful golf course and wedding venue located in Mashpee. We posted up at an AirBNB in Yarmouth, which was around 20 min from the venue. Yarmouth is located right on scenic Rt. 28, which features plenty of shops, restaurants, and activities.  One thing you'll see plenty of is mini golf courses. We checked out Wild Animal Lagoon mini golf. The course was in great condition and kids will love the animal figurines that line the holes. Another activity we enjoyed was a trip to Sandwich Boardwalk. This features one of the cape's longest boardwalks over a salt marsh to a nice beach. We saw many crabs, birds, and small fish along the walk. If you're looking to grab a quick lunch with a place to eat outside afterwards, check

Powder Weekend at Sterling Ridge Resort

For snow lovers, it's been a tough winter in New England, but that trend took a big shift recently. Luck would fall in our favor as 30 inches of snow dumped in Northern Vermont in 3 days, and what better place to bask in the snowy glory than the  Sterling Ridge Resort .  Sterling Ridge is located in Jeffersonville, VT, which is around a 3.5 hour drive from Boston, and a little bit north of Stowe. It was one of the more unique properties we've stayed at, as it features private cabins and rooms inside larger cabins. For our stay we had a 2 bedroom cabin, complete with a living area, kitchen, wood stove, and deck overlooking the resort pond. It was the perfect culmination of an authentic Vermont experience. It's no surprise that one of the main winter attractions in the area is skiing. On our first day up north we hit the slopes of  Smugglers Notch Resort . This was during the height of the snowstorm and it was a ski day to remember. During the morning I m