Cold Spring, Upstate New York

Situated at one of the narrowest and deepest parts of the Hudson, Cold Spring is the quintessential bucolic upstate New York town with an amazingly charming Main Street. From Cold Springs, you can easily walk to Garrison to visit Boscobel or to the West Point Foundry> You can also take the train to DIA: Beacon […]

Title: Ghost Rider

Story: Walking in DUMBO on Sunday after an amazing time celebrating a dear friend’s birthday, I came up on this burgundy bike chained next to a wooden fence and brick building. It was another moment that I just had to capture.

Title: Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

Story: In 2012, my mother, sister, nephew and I took a trip to San Francisco for my mother’s birthday.  It was just pure luck that while we were there, it was the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  On the anniversary, San Francisco put on a major show with music and fireworks. From our […]

Title: Colorful Locks in BKLYN

Story: After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, while New York City was still recovering from the storm’s devastating effect on the city, I was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with friends and thinking about the city and how it had changed.  As I was passing one of the vertical supports, I noticed this grouping of locks […]

Title: Sunset over the Golden Gate

Story: Watching the sunset over the Pacific ocean is a thing that everyone should have on their bucket list. If your in San Francisco, make your easy to Crissy Field to catch one of the most amazingly brilliant and colorful sunset you will every behold. Trust me, your eyes, spirit and heart will thank you.

Missed Connection: Frankfurt, Germany

After Naples, my friend and I bid ciao to Italy. Our flight home was scheduled with a very tiny layover in Frankfurt, Germany.  In order to make our connection flight, our initial flight had to go off without a hitch. We had no such luck. Our initial flight was delayed and left after the time […]

Travel Nugget: NYC Bridges at Night

As I made my way up the FDR in a fast car at night, I was mesmerized by the absolute beauty of the bridges on the Hudson.  In the daylight, these modern monolithic structures might seem drab and boring, but at night with their lights twinkling like the finest diamonds, they remind me of the […]

Charleston, SC: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house and garden that was founded in 1676. The plantation’s the first house was built in 1676 by the original owners, Thomas and Ann Drayton. This house and the second house built on the site was destroyed by fire. The current home, a one-and-a-half stucco construction with a […]

Hidden Gem: Richmond, VA

Last year, I was fortunate enough to go to a conference in Richmond, VA. My initial thoughts were, “Why Richmond? What is so interesting about Richmond that a conference should be held there?” The List After finding out the location of the conference, I began researching and creating an extensive list of “things to do” […]