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beardsley zoo review

With Connecticut being such a small state it’s no wonder that we only have two aquariums and one zoo.  Our state’s zoo is Beardsley Zoo in southwestern CT.  It’s about a 1.5 hour drive for us and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI is actually a closer drive but we’ve been to both […]

Amazonia Expeditions

I’m blogging from the comfort of my couch tonight.  Perhaps I should be watching a more appropriate movie for travel blogging like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or Eat, Pray, Love.  Instead I’m watching The Hunger Games.  May the odds be EVER in your favor. Today’s post is about an awesome tour company that […]

BF Clyde's Cider Mill

Fall is definitely my favorite season in New England and one of the reasons is because of apple harvest season.  Whether it’s picking apples, drinking apple cider, or enjoying the apple harvest festivals I just can’t get enough of the delicious fruit.  Brandon and I each have our favorite variety of apple (Honeycrisp for me, […]

Essex Steam Train North Pole Express

Last year Brandon and I had the opportunity to take Stink on the Essex Steam Train’s North Pole Express as part of a group event with our adoption agency.  She wasn’t quite a year old but we were hoping she would enjoy being around the other kids and getting her first glimpse of Santa Claus.To […]

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular

**UPDATED AUGUST 2018** Every October the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI hosts a Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular for Halloween.  The event gives you the chance to walk the zoo trails in the dark and marvel at over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins in various sizes and themes. Brandon and I have gone to the Jack O Lantern […]