3 Tips for Surviving the Bright Angel Trail

3 Tips for Surviving the Bright Angel Trail

We were recently lucky enough to hike in the Grand Canyon, specifically Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden. Now, while we did not go all the way down to Phantom Ranch, we did learn a few things about the trail that we will remember for our next trip. 1.  START EARLY! Man is it hot in Arizona in May! When we landed in Phoenix, it was predicted to be a high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. For two New Englanders, this…

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Boston on the Cheap: Amazing Museums

Boston on the Cheap: Amazing Museums

Boston is home to many wonderful museums that specialize in very different styles and eras of art. Several of these institutions offer free or voluntary donation admission on certain nights, which will allow you to experience them without breaking the bank.   Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is a world-renound institution that collects and displays many forms of art and cultural artifacts from around the world. The museum is open by voluntary donation on Wednesdays after 4:00 PM. The MFA’s…

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The Darby Field Inn

The Darby Field Inn

On a hill just off Route 16 in Albany, NH is The Darby Field Inn. Located near North Conway and several mountains, the Inn was a great stop for an early spring trip north. Our room was cozy with a bed, two nightstands, electric fireplace, a closet, and an adorable fold out desk. Unlike other hotels or Inns that we have been to, the water pressure in the shower was amazing and the bed was the most comfortable one we’ve…

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Trail Report: South Moat Mountain

Trail Report: South Moat Mountain

In an effort to get in shape for our upcoming hike to the Grand Canyon (want to help us raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society? Donate here!), we have been trying to hike more. Unfortunately, though there has been little snow or ice in the Boston area, it has been a slightly different story in New Hampshire. While in Albany, NH for a stay at the Darby Field Inn (review coming soon!) we decided that we wanted to go…

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Boston On the Cheap: Up High

Boston On the Cheap: Up High

Boston has always had a reputation for being a really expensive city. According to this poll it is the third most expensive city to visit in the United States! So, how are people supposed to visit this great city without breaking the bank? Here are a few tips from some locals: Want to get up high and see the city from a unique perspective? There are many places in Boston that offer wonderful views of the city and its surroundings without…

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Wordless Wednesday: Monumental Shadows

Wordless Wednesday: Monumental Shadows

Wordless Wednesday: Flying Giants

Wordless Wednesday: Flying Giants

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts State House

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts State House

The Inn at Ellis River

The Inn at Ellis River

We have had a relatively snowless winter in New England, and we were interested to see what we could do in the Jackson/North Conway area with little snow on the ground. We had thought about taking the SnowCoach up Mt. Washington to see the mountain in winter, but that activity wasn’t possible during our trip. Luckily, the BnB where we were staying offered plenty to do during our weekend away. The Inn at Ellis River is located in Jackson, NH,…

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#Take12Trips

#Take12Trips

A few people have been posting about the new travel challenge to #Take12Trips in 2016. As I am currently down with a wicked cold or mild flu, this is the perfect time to distract myself with our future plans for the year 🙂 Unfortunately, we aren’t able to take a trip each month due to the fact that our work schedules are so hard to sync. I work Sunday through Thursday, Eric has a “regular” work schedule something I haven’t…

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