Hey everyone! My name is Jen and I’m the writer of Our Frugal Escapades. A blog which I started originally to track our progress as we work toward achieving financial independence through frugality. Then after a long hiatus, I decided on a whim to switch this blog over to a space where we share our … Continue reading Back to the Beginning
When April arrives in New England the sun shines a little brighter and the days get a little longer. The surrounding landscapes begin to wake up, the temperatures are warmer, and we find ourselves feeling more energetic. It's a special time of year and there are many reasons to love April in New England. 1. … Continue reading Songbirds, Boston Bruins, and 7 Other Reasons to Love April in New England
This April we decided to visit Keene, New Hampshire which is located about two hours north of Boston. Keene is the 6th largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 23,403¹. And with the median age sitting under 34, Keene is now ranked as one of the best places for young professionals to live. … Continue reading A Day In Keene, NH
For There's More Than Witches, Part 1 click here. Walking through the streets of Historic Salem, MA was like taking a step back in time. We could almost imagine ourselves walking alongside Nathaniel Hawthorne as he went to work at the U.S. Customs House - or see him stop off the Ye Olde Pepper Co. … Continue reading Historic Salem, MA // There’s More Than Just Witches, Part 2
Last Saturday we spent the day exploring historic Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is a tourist hot spot for those looking to learn about the Salem witch trials, but we discovered that if you look a little deeper, Salem has a lot more to offer than just witches. Historic Salem has an abundance of architecture - the … Continue reading Historic Salem, MA // There’s More Than Just Witches, Part 1
Written by Mr. FE- In 1981 I picked up my very first comic - Star Wars No. 53 - at a local convenience store, and I've been reading comics ever since. Then in 1988 I walked into my very first comic book store and it changed my life. Thirty one years later I have now visited … Continue reading MEGA List of the New England Comic Book Stores I Visited Between 1988-2019!
This past Sunday Mr. FE and I decided to head off to Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We've been to Harvard Square before, but it's been at least a year since our last visit. Cambridge is a bustling city located less than 4 miles from downtown Boston. Its central location and direct access to Boston … Continue reading A Day In Harvard Square – Cambridge, MA
This past weekend we visited Winchester, Massachusetts. Winchester is a small, quiet suburb located less than 10 miles from downtown Boston. Its convenient location and short commute to Boston makes Winchester a high cost of living area, with the median home price averaging $1.2 million dollars. The weather was beautiful, 60 degrees and sunny, parking … Continue reading A Day In Winchester, MA