We had planned to visit just one of the great Mansions of Newport (Breakers) but our hotel Gilded let us know that the day we were in Newport which was October 24th coincided with the Restoration Foundation Golden Birthday and entrance to Doris Dukes former home Rough Point was free. So we walked the famous Cliff Walk, popped into Breakers […]
Driving from Rockport, MA to Great Barrington along Highway 2 we had great views of the leaves changing colour. Needing a stop off to stretch our legs we pulled into Mohawk Reserve. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the toilets and the grill areas and enjoyed scuffing through the leaves by the Deerfield River. By the time we […]
Ok so autumn in America is the fall but whatever you call it, visiting Newport in New England autumn is a good time to visit. Newport is home to the America’s Cup and a harbour full of fancy yachts. It was the vacation destination for the gilded age rich and famous and became a vacation […]
We only had time to do one of Newport’s magnificent mansions so we chose Breakers once home of the Vanderbilt family. These glorious houses of the gilded age line Cliff Walk and clearly Breakers is one of the most popular to visit. I was not disappointed with my choice and was pleased to receive an audio […]
Just a stone’s throw from Newport Rhode Island this coastal town in the bordering state of Connecticut offers great views and an insight into maritime life for the locals with the large clapboard houses and boats alongside the pontoon.
I like to visit the Isle of Wight all year round so the colder months of winter do not put me off making the journey ‘abroad’ with Wightlink ferries. One of the attractions which I recently visited was Osborne House. At the time I visited the upstairs was closed to the public as was the Swiss Cottage but it still meant […]
My travels take me places far and wide but Christmas is home for me and time to taste a new gin. For me Ruby Tiger Gin is a jewel of a gin; fresh from the Tiger Gin stable and ready for a red Christmas is the luscious Ruby Tiger Gin! I could definitely taste a hint of strawberry […]