Travel Stories, Photography & Adventures from the Northeast and beyond
BU Today- Discovering the Great Outdoors
We had the awesomeopportunity of partnering up with Boston University in our recent interview appearing on BU Today- Discovering The Great Outdoors! As a student in the Graduate School of Management's Professional Evening MBA program, I couldn't be more honored for the feature and continued support from an amazing community of leaders, innovators and all-in-all great people! Thanks BU, I'm proud to be a Terrier!
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
Although Summer is already over, we still enjoy going to the beach. One of our favorite and also most convenient locations is Wessagusset Beach in North Weymouth. The stone wall of the beach runs along Fort Points Road where you'll find a small cove, with parking as well. The beach is relative small and very rocky, so you probably won't find yourself walking barefoot in the sand. However it is the perfect beach to catch some rays, otherwise enjoy the sunset. With Wessagusset Yacht Club close by, you will always see a few boats out in the water. Snapper Blue The beach is also an attraction for some fisherman with striper and bluefish along the shores. But rumor has it that fishing has been slow this year. Our favorite part about this beach is that it faces west overlooking the Boston skyline. So we've seen a few amazing sunsets and views from Wessagusset. Here are some of many more to come! Waves before a Storm
A few weeks ago we were lucky to experience a magical oasis of beauty in Kingston, Rhode Island -the Kinney Azalea Gardens . The gardens feature acres of colorful azaleas, rhododendrons, and other showy New England vegetation. While you don't need to be an arborist to appreciate the gardens, it was a treat to make the trip with one. We were joined by our friends Andy, Paige, and Steve. We enjoyed quizzing Andy throughout the walk and listening to him name every plant and its scientific latin name. We also had the pleasure of meeting the garden manager, Dr. Susan Gordon, who was one of Andy's professors at URI . Although we thought Andy's knowledge was impressive, Sue could even name all of the original locations from which the Azaleas and other plants came from. Her knowledge and passion was impressive and inspiring. The highlight of walk was through the moongate stone wall. It was a unique piece of architecture and made for some great photo