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St. Nick's Day in Iowa (2012)

What is St. Nick’s Day?

Growing up in Wisconsin, December 6th was almost as exciting as Christmas Day. On the night of the 5th, my brother, sister and I would grab our favorite pair of shoes and delicately place them in the living room against the wall. When we woke up in the morning, our shoes would be filled with […]


2016 Mood Boosters

Raise your hand if you think you’re going to need a pick-me-up sometime between now and December 31. Back in January, I wrote a post about getting through “Blue Monday,” which statistically is supposed to be the worst day of the year. Obviously, from taking a step back and reviewing the last 10 months, that […]

Waterfall at Lost River

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

These next couple weeks are the best time to be in New Hampshire. Why? Because we’re sitting in-between two major tourist seasons—summer and leaf-peeping*. And while we’re just on the precipice of fall and then an eventual, (to me: soul-crushing) winter, it’s best to keep things light moving through the next 2-3 weeks. While there […]


This Weekend Join Seacoast Digital Detox

At this time in history, most individuals are incapable of living in the present moment. The reason? Technology. In 2016, we are constantly plugged in, reacting to news feeds and emails—constantly connecting to others through smartphones and other devices. Phones are always within an arm’s reach. Thoughts are constantly being posted on Twitter. Photos are […]


5 Reasons Why NH Does Day Trips Best

When I ask people about their favorite part of living in New Hampshire, I’ve gotten responses ranging from “fresh lobster” to “leaf peeping season” to “making fun of flatlanders.” But overwhelmingly, people respond with some variation of, “you’re close to everything.” If you’ve lived in New Hampshire for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve […]