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Anniversary Weekend in East Hampton- Mill House Inn

When it comes to the perfect summer getaway The Hamptons should be on everyone's bucket list. For our 2 year anniversary, we headed to East Hampton NY and stayed at the Mill House Inn.  The Mill House Inn is the perfect embodiment of East Hampton. It is elegant, charming and filled with character. 

When we first arrived, we were greeted with a snack bar filled with homemade cookies, freshly squeezed juices, coffee, lattes and many other items to make you feel right at home. Our guest room was beautifully designed, featuring a huge bathroom with a soaking tub. The location was perfect, as it was just a few minute walk to the many shops and restaurants of East Hampton Village. 

On Saturday, we set out for an adventurous day. First we made a drive to Sag Harbor to walk around the waterfront and admire the giant boats and yachts docked along the water. Next we stopped at W├Âlffer Estate Vineyard. This was one of our favorite vineyards we visited on Long Island. They had an open air ba…

Full Bloom at the Kinney Azalea Garden

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 photos. While the gardens are most sc…

Puerto Rico at the El Conquistador Resort

We’ve always enjoyed taking a tropical vacation during early Spring in New England. March or April is the perfect time for us – late enough to not interfere with prime ski season, and early enough where the weather isn't nice in Boston yet.

This year we decided to make a trip to Puerto Rico staying at the El Conquistador Resort. The resort was located in the northeast corner of the island and just under an hour from the airport in San Juan. Renting a car from the airport is cheap and convenient – you just walk across the street, pick it up and you’re on your way. Since Puerto Rico is a US territory, your cell phone will most likely have normal service, making it convenient to navigate around with a rental car.

Upon arriving at the El Conquistador Resort we were struck by the amazing expanse and beauty of the property. It’s situated high up on a hill overlooking the ocean and coastline. The views from the rooms and balconies were stunning.

The El Conquistador had all the amenitie…