Travel

A Winter Day in Boston

Well hello there lovies!  Apparently it takes a full blown blizzard to allow me to blog now a days!  It’s been 12 days since my last post (am I in confession?).  Between work, teaching yoga, practicing yoga, having a puppy child, and now planning a wedding, I am slacking on the blog, and it makes me sad.

But now I have no excuse because here in Connecticut we are slowly but surely cozying up and preparing to be home bound for at least 36 hours as this blizzard they are calling Juno approaches.  So I am hunkering down, and writing!

Last week I took advantage of having weekdays off and a best friend who was in between jobs.  I made a very quick trip to Boston and it was perfect! I haven’t been up there for a visit in way too long and was very over due.

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My best friend still lives in our apartment that we were in for 3 years in Brookline.  It’s sort of like a trip down memory lane and always bittersweet.

The night I got there, Rachel made me a yummy dinner and we spent lots of time catching up.  So much, that I have no pictures to show for it.  But the next day I have plenty!

We started our day for a 90 minute yoga class with my favorite (and one of my first ever) yoga teacher at Back Bay Yoga.  It was awesome being back there.

We then headed towards Newbury Street where I got a Vanilla Ginger Almond Milk Latte from Thinking Cup. Yum!!

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A Day in Long Island Wine Country

Vineyards are one of my happy places.  There’s just something about them.  They’re beautiful, peaceful, and produce one of my favorite things – wine!  I am even lucky enough to have two beautiful vineyards in my own home town in Connecticut.

So when I learned that there is a whole slew of vineyards on the east end of Long Island, it quickly moved to the top of my summer bucket list.

Coming from Connecticut it was super easy to catch the ferry from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson, New York. From Port Jefferson we drove East for about an hour on Route 25A to get to the beginning of North Fork Wine Country.  North Fork Wine Country refers to a few different towns sprawling with farms and vineyards…a total contrast to the dense and compact Nassau County on the Western part of Long Island.

Our first stop was an organic market to grab some cheese and crackers – an essential when vineyard hopping.

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It was the cutest little barn with fresh produce and even local cheese.

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Our first stop was at Kontokosta Winery, the furthest East of the Vineyards and one of the only ones with a waterfront view. 

 

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This winery just opened last year.  

 

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Belize Part Two – San Pedro & Caye Caulker

After we had a few days to wind down in Placencia it was time to head north and over to the island of Ambergris Caye or San Pedro. San Pedro is the name of the main town that sits on Ambergris Caye.

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Getting There
There are two main airlines for flying throughout Belize, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. We flew Tropic Air and had a great experience with all of our flights. To get to San Pedro from Placencia we had to fly to Belize City first. All in all it was only about an hour between the two flights and the process was pretty simple.

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Where We Stayed
Exotic Caye Resort

Location
Exotic Caye is a little south of the main area of San Pedro Town but you can easily walk, bike, or drive (a golf cart) to a lot of the restaurants and shops.

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Accomodation
Our room had a bedroom with a double bed, a living area with a couch, table, and small kitchen. We had our own private porch looking out on to the beach. When we first arrived they almost tried giving us a room with two twin beds. When we explained we didn’t book this and simply chose “standard double” they were able to accommodate us and give us a better room (phew).

Amenities

Melt Café

This was a great little café that served breakfast and lunch. They had a great egg scramble with a pico de gallo and some the crunchiest and tastiest home fries ever! Their menu had a ton of great healthy options.

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