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: Morning Dew

Story: Every time my mom and I travel to Charleston, SC, we always schedule a day trip to Savannah, GA. Being that we don’t drive, we usually take the morning Amtrak train which leaves around 4:50 am and arrives in Savannah around 6:30 am.  From the train, we always make our way down to the […]

Title: Vibrant Yellow Flower

Story: Because today I need to be reminded that there is beauty in the world. This flower was part of a garden above a catacombs in Italy. ‪#‎beautyintheworld‬ ‪#‎yellowflower‬ ‪#‎catacombs‬ ‪#‎italy‬ ‪#‎rome‬ ‪#‎goaheadtours‬

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 […]

Savannah, GA: Fun Stuff

I really enjoyed the time I had available in Savannah.  This was my second visit to this wonderfully historic and haunted city.  Besides vising Old Fort Jackson, I also was able to explore an old oyster factory, visit a battlefield, explore a railroad museum, take in some wonderful architecture, and eat some amazing meals along […]

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” […]

Hidden Gem: Ferragosto Festival in the “Little Italy” of the Bronx

I’ve lived in New York City my entire life and I am still amazed at how this City continuously surprises me. This is a tale about a little neighborhood in a borough that could easily be overlooked by the average New Yorker and by tourists. The borough is the Bronx and the neighborhood is called […]

Nature is a Mad Scientist

Nature is defined as, the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations. There is nothing more diverse and beautiful to me than the plants that are produced in nature. Flowers and trees can either be jewels that […]