A new england based travel and lifestyle blog.

The guide to traveling and living well in New England

Welcome to, your go-to guide for all things living and traveling in New England. Whether you’re looking to visit the region, already live here, or are thinking about making a move, you’ll find everything you need from travel guides to recipes to local perspectives.

our story

Born and raised in the coastal New England town of Newport, RI, Jessica Ann Kirby grew up with a love for the ocean and the outdoors. After studying journalism and women’s studies in college, she worked in HR consulting for 5 years, living in L.A. and N.Y.C. Struggling with a lack of passion and purpose, Jess and her partner Craig decided to leave their 9-5 jobs and move back to Newport in late 2013, and was born. Jess has been featured by Refinery29, Apartment Therapy, Lauren Conrad, The Everygirl and more.

Jess and Craig split their time between Rhode Island and Vermont with their daughter and three rescue pets, Fuji, Pepper and Hunter.