Apple Picking at Russell Orchard

This year we made our annual trip to Russell Orchards, in Ipswich, MA. We have been going as a family every year since I was a baby. I love now being able to share this special place with Emilie and Olivia. There is no better way to start off fall in New England than by picking apples. Russell Orchards has a great pick your own apple selection, along with farm animals, pumpkin patches, a farm stand store, a winery, and an apple cider press.Read More »

What’s in my suitcase: Iceland in September

Packing for a trip is hard enough, add in somewhere you’ve never been before, a climate that is unpredictable, and a toddler and its just bonkers. As always we had a few missteps, forgetting a back up pair of mittens, losing a boot on the way but we made it. Our trip was awesome and we are looking forward to going back to Iceland again soon. Here is what we packed for 7 days in Iceland’s Reykjannes Pennisula, Reykjavik and North of Reykjavik in September, hopefully it will be helpful to you when you are attempting to pack for your Iceland adventure.Read More »

Favorite Spots: Reykjavic

Here is some more about our recent Iceland adventure. Previously I wrote about the Geysers and Waterfalls, Reykjavik is a nice contrast to all the hiking and nature. We had originally planned to only spend one day in Reykjavik but as we soon found there was plenty to see and visit that we adjusted our plans to add an extra half a day there. Here are some of our favorite spots to check out and things to do.Read More »

Drumlin Farm

One of our favorite places to visit in New England is Drumlin Farm. I have been going here since I was a little kid and I love being able to take Emilie now. Drumlin Farm is both a working sustainable farm and a wildlife sanctuary. It is wonderful for animal lovers big and small. They have large birds of prey, a fox, deer, and of course farm animals, we’re big fans of the cows. Its very easy to walk around and look at the animals and the gardens, you can even walk out into the fields to see how the crops are grown! They also have a farm stand where you can purchase fruits and veggies grown right on the farm.Read More »