Cuba People to People, Day 3

My third day in Cuba started out with a visit to the Corona Cigar Factory. Here my tour mates and I witnessed how the famous Cuban cigars are made. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside the factory, but we were allowed to take photos of the stained glass in the lobby. After…

Cuba People to People, Day 2

I’ve always had a fondness for sunrise and sunset. As day broke over my second day in Havana, Cuba, I was grateful that my room faced east. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the sun cresting over the horizon as it created a silhouette of the Russian Embassy. I wanted to shout with glee,…

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…