Weekend Guide To The Newport Mansions

So you’re traveling to Newport, Rhode Island for a weekend. And you know you want to explore the stunningly beautiful Newport Mansions. One problem: there are ten properties owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County, all open to the public to tour. So where do you begin? And what…

Take A Photo Tour of the Green Animals Topiary Garden | Newport Mansions

We’re so close to Newport now. Our road trip is nearing its end. But Trevor has already had enough. He doesn’t want any more Kindle videos. He’s tired of the children’s audio books. He’s already enjoyed a sippy cup of milk. He is squirming, he wants “out” of his car…

Travel Confessions: Love at First Sight in Rhode Island

After having seen so much of it, I have to say this: If you’re planing a trip to New England and you’re tying to decide which towns you must see, I’d definitely recommend you put Newport, Rhode Island at the top of your list. From the ocean sunsets, to the…

Take A Photo Tour of The Elms | Newport Mansions

As we pulled up to the ornate gates of The Elms in Newport, I felt as though I was leaving New England for the French countryside.

All About Our Experience At WaterFire | Providence

The sun has just set as we make our way toward WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island. Trevor’s first sight is of a man selling multicolored glow toys with flashing LED lights. The man stops to take our ten-dollar bill, then uses his teeth to rip open the clear plastic packaging.…

Take A Photo Tour of The Breakers | Newport Mansions

If you explore one historic mansion during your visit to Newport, Rhode Island, make it The Breakers. This incredible mansion, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II (heir to the Vanderbilt fortune), is often called the epitome of the Gilded Age. Chris and I have explored castles throughout Europe, and still, The…

Traveling to Newport? Here Are the Top 5 Sites You Can’t Miss

Of all of the places we’ve seen and explored so far on our family’s travel journey, Newport stands out as one of our top travel destinations in New England. Why?

Travel Confessions: Atlanta is for Families!

To describe our adventure through the city of Atlanta, I guess the place to start is at the very beginning. What happened was that we decided to add on a trip to Atlanta after Chris’s work conference in Nashville. It would require a 4-hour drive. Four hours is nothing to…

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