The best part about summer in Westerly is the beach. The worst part about summer are the crowds and the nightmare that is parking. So the key to a successful summer is either to simply make peace with the fact that dealing with parking fees and crowds is awful, or to find the “secret” beaches and parking spots that not many people know about. They aren’t secret in the … [Read more...] about Secret Beaches in Westerly
We definitely love our beaches and highly recommend that you experience their beauty but did you know there are a few hiking trails in the Misquamicut area that offer a great way to get exercise and see a different side of our coastal community? Talk about a great way to enjoy a day or two: hit the beach for a few hours, get some lunch and then get into your hiking attire and … [Read more...] about Get Outside: Enjoy the Trails of Misquamicut
Summer is here! And if you're anything like me, you're probably excited to dive into a few simple landscaping and small yard projects that you can do in a few hours or less. I’m all about bite-sized, manageable projects. Take on something too daunting and you could end up with a bunch of half-finished landscaping projects and a yard that looks worse than before. The majority … [Read more...] about Easy Landscaping Upgrades You Can Do This Weekend!
You haven't seen the coast of southern Rhode Island until you've seen it from the sky. Trust me, I experienced it. I recently took a short tour with Helibock, a helicopter tour company with offices in Westerly and Block Island, around the coast of Watch Hill and Misaquamicut. I was feeling a bit nervous as I strapped on my safety belt and put on the headphones to hear the pilot … [Read more...] about See Southern Rhode Island’s Coast from the Air with Heliblock Tours
I think we can all agree that it’s been a very long winter. We’ve been cooped up for too long. It’s time to get out and see the world! Any time the sun comes out recently, I turn into a sun worshipper. I have to be dragged inside once the sun sets. But there’s good news: we’re in the home stretch - those long warm, sunshine-filled days are just around the corner. We’ve pulled … [Read more...] about Spring Bucket List
My favorite way to unwind on a Friday evening after a long week of work is to meet up with my boyfriend and head to one of the local restaurants in downtown Westerly to get some drinks and appetizers. Two drinks and a few bar snacks later and I’m usually ready to head home, have some ice cream or popcorn and watch a movie before sinking into a wine and ice-cream induced … [Read more...] about The Twisted Vine
It’s been a long, tough winter. Let’s just get that out in the open. There was a lot of snow/rain mixed in with lots of bitterly cold days with a few alarmingly warm days stuck in there as well. Aside from that or maybe because of it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was a bad year for the flu. It seems like there’s I knew at least one person who had some … [Read more...] about Spring is in the Air, and So Are the Germs!
Picture this: it’s a gorgeous sunny day and you have the day off but don’t know what to do or where to go. You could take the ferry out to Block Island or you could drive to Boston but why not enjoy the beautiful seaside community right here? There’s rarely traffic coming into Westerly from either direction and there’s plenty to do. Between the beaches and the lively … [Read more...] about Perfect Day in Westerly
If you’re anything like me, you like to enjoy adult beverages from the comfort of a couch. But until recently, I didn’t know where to find that sort of environment outside my own living room. That is, until a few days ago when I met up with some of my girlfriends and their significant others. I walked in the door and was immediately met with numerous sights, sounds and … [Read more...] about Perks and Corks: The Perfect Place for a Valentine’s Date
It’s the best time of the day. You get out of work, meet up with a few friends and grab couple drinks before heading home. Many call it the happiest hours but it’s not quite so happy if you don’t know where the best specials are. The origin of the term “happy hour” dates back to 1914, when it referred to a weekly entertainment program with live music, movies, dancing and … [Read more...] about Winter Afternoon Food Specials for Westerly RI