Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Views from Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Saltwater Farm is among my favorite vineyards in the state of Connecticut, and actually, New England in general. Saltwater farm is so rustic inside. The staff is so kind and friendly and helpful and truly know their wines. The vineyard is located in one of those quintessential New England towns….

Sprinkles Cupcakes: A Review

If you are an American, then surely you must be familiar with my favorite, Sprinkles Cupcakes.  And, if you are anything like me, then you are a fan of the television show, Cupcake Wars. You must know Candance Nelson, the founder of the first cupcakery. So naturally, when I was in Disney Springs and I…

Empire Tea and Coffee: A Review

Looking for that place for tea and coffee and a good snack in Newport, RI; or anywhere in Rhode Island for that matter? Look no further. Empire Tea and Coffee is the place to be. This was my first time going there and I was floored. The line was stretching out the door. I knew…

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista: A Review

While in Orlando, I stayed at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista. And I will be honest. It is not my favorite hotel that I have ever stayed at. Still, there were some pros and cons. Pros Two large swimming pools Sometimes they do a wine tasting for hotel guests The maids and cleaning staff are…

Ford’s Lobster: A Review

  This is only the second time that I have been to Ford’s Lobster. It will forever hold a special place in my heart. And the story of how they went from lobster cart to this Lobster house, open year round on the waterfront in Noank, CT is incredible. You can find out more about how…

Dublin and Lisbon Itinerary

8/29/18 Bus from Hartford to New York Boarding time: 6:40 a.m. Departure time: 7:00 a.m. Bus heads straight to Port Authority. Balance of the day in NYC is at leisure 8:50 p.m. Flight departs JFK and arrives in Dublin on 8/30/18 at 8:40 a.m. 8/30/2018 After clearing customs, take Air Coach into Dublin City center…

MainSail: Newport Marriott-A Review

Drunken Mussels, Crusted Scallops, Blackened Shrimp…need I say more? Normally I am not partial to food from hotels. I find hotel food to be bland and not good. And I am not just talking about breakfast. I am talking about lunch and dinner as well. But the dinner at MainSail at the Newport Marriott was…

Portugal: A Cost Breakdown

If you haven’t already heard, I am getting married. That’s right. Me. My head is spinning with things such as honeymoon planning, wedding details, cost. So much stress. How are we going to afford all this. I know the kind of wedding I would like to have, but chances are that we will not be…

Best Of Hartford

Best of Hartford. So apparently, that’s a thing. Why not? Best of Hartford is an opportunity for the public to vote on their favorite Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Nightlife, Hobbies, Music Scene, etc. And this years Best of Hartford awards for 2018 was held recently at the Goodwin Hotel. An upscale boutique hotel in Hartford….

Midtown Oyster Bar: A Review

Of course, while in Rhode Island, I paid a visit to the Midtown Oyster Bar. My first time at this particular in Newport. As you can see from the image above, the first thing that I tried was smoked fish. Smoked everything basically. And I am all about smoked fish. So good, I can’t even…