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Buttonwood Park Zoo: A Small, Scenic Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Buttonwood Park Zoo is a tiny (about 10 acres) New England zoo located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mike and I decided to check it out for the morning. We checked out a free pass at the library – If you are a resident of New Bedford or the surrounding areas, then you can check your […]

Road Trip Oddities: The Hobo Pool in Saratoga, Wyoming

On a long trip from Idaho to Chicago, my boyfriend and I decided to take an hour detour to a natural hot springs in Saratoga, Wyoming. Open year-round, 24/7, the Hobo Pool is the perfect place to relax after long hours on the road. It may seem weird to pull over and jump into a […]

Don’t hibernate all winter! Visit Harriman State Park in Idaho!

Many people that live in colder climates begin to hibernate during the winter months. This in turn leads to less exercise. You don’t have to slack off in the exercise department during the cold winter months! Ice skating is a great calorie burner and a fun, inexpensive winter weekend activity. Cross country skiing is an […]

50 fun things to do this winter in Chicago!

Chicago is a wonderful city with endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. Chicago’s world class cultural attractions and amazing architecture are the standouts of this great city. Unfortunately, many tourists never consider Chicago to be a winter vacation destination due to the snow and cold temperatures. Luckily, many of the best attractions are located indoors, […]

Great Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

I love ice skating during the winter months. It is fun, cheap, and a great workout! I even own 2 pairs of my own skates! I always keep my skates in the car in case I find a rink while out. There are all different types of rinks – park district rinks, city rinks, or […]

My Top Winter Travel Destinations

I see winter travel as a great way to break up the monotony of winter. Winter can be a hard time of the year with the bleak skies, cold temperatures, and shorter daylight hours. It helps to have a trip or 2 planed to keep that “summer excitement” feeling all year. I like to mix […]

A weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

This past weekend I decided to take a trip up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I have visited the White Mountains during the spring for a hiking trip, but this was my first winter trip to the area. I decided to book a hotel at Merrill Farm Resort in North Conway. Although not […]

Winter Fun in Boston: Holiday Activities and more!

Boston may not come to mind immediately as your top spot for spending your winter vacation, however, there is plenty of fun to be found in and around the city. I recently headed downtown for the Boston Common Tree Lighting. Although it was an extremely cold night, the great musical performances (including one by former […]

I love DAVIDsTEA: High Quality Loose Leaf Tea in Boston

This weekend I went ice skating at The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice rink. It was a good time although a tad bit expensive over other rinks I have been to. Luckily, I had my own skates so I only had to pay for admission (normally $5, skate rentals are $9). After skating I decided […]

A Fall bike ride through New England’s Myles Standish State Forest

A bike ride through New England in the fall months makes for a perfect Halloween! My bf and I decided to take a scenic fall bike ride through Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, Massachusetts. The setting was perfect for Halloween – dark, cloudy, colored leaves scattered among the ground.In addition, this forest is one […]