You can’t get there from here, Costa Rica edition

On paper, it seemed like a great idea to plan a trip to a warm destination like Costa Rica during the month of February. February in New England is dreary, cold, and miserable. You only get about 9 hours of daylight. And after two years of nearly snowless winters, what were the chances that aContinue reading “You can’t get there from here, Costa Rica edition”

6 tips for photographing the seals at Rome Point in Rhode Island

Near North Kingstown, Rhode Island, seals can be seen lounging at Rome Point along the rock formation called the Seven Sisters, from late Fall to late Spring. Nature lovers, photographers, and families walk along the well-marked and easy path from the John H. Chafee Nature Preserve parking lot off of Route 1A to the beachContinue reading “6 tips for photographing the seals at Rome Point in Rhode Island”

A day at the White House for #WHtweetup

This post is long overdue! I started a new job three days after the White House tweetup and am still trying to reestablish my equilibrium. I was part of the group invited for a private tour of the grounds that provided additional access than what the public saw on the Fall Garden Tours. Even walkingContinue reading “A day at the White House for #WHtweetup”

Fun at The Big E

Every year during the last two weeks of September, I look forward to the Eastern States Exposition, also known as The Big E. It’s the Northeast’s version of the state fair that is held in West Springfield, MA. The 17-day long affair is unlike any other fair we have in this area. The Avenue ofContinue reading “Fun at The Big E”

Dog Chapel in Vermont is a special place for humans and dogs alike

It feels like the past ten years have flown by. I spent 9 years freelancing as a trade magazine / corporate communications writer and then the past year at a brand-new news web site as part of a very small staff. Recently, I got to the point in life when it was time to getContinue reading “Dog Chapel in Vermont is a special place for humans and dogs alike”