A Boston Locals Favorite – Castle Island

While it’s great to visit the popular tourist attractions when traveling, it’s also a great idea to check out some of the local’s favorites as well. Boston is know for such things as the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common and Public Garden but there are also many great things to see in Boston thatContinue reading “A Boston Locals Favorite – Castle Island”

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

One of the great things about traveling is being able to attend local festivals and events. Some people even plan trips around these events. These events are a great way to learn about the culture and history of a city. I lived in Tampa, Florida for 11 years and one of my favorite things aboutContinue reading “Gasparilla Pirate Festival”

2020 has been a year…

I like to spend the time before New Years, looking back at the year and all the great things that happened. This year has definitely not been the best of years, and there isn’t a whole lot of great things that happened and I didn’t travel too far outside of my little one bedroom apartment.Continue reading “2020 has been a year…”

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Updated November 15, 2021 More photos than words in this week’s blog, but in honor of Christmas this week, I wanted to share the beautifully themed trees of the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs. Across the Walt Disney World Resort, there are approximately 1,300 Christmas trees each year. If you don’t plan on headingContinue reading “Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail”

Gingerbread Houses at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Hotels around the world are where you can find some of the most beautiful holiday decorations. And the hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort are some of the most beautifully decorated hotels out there and one of the popular holiday traditions to check out at the hotels is the gingerbread houses. These gingerbread housesContinue reading “Gingerbread Houses at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels”

Boston Holiday Favorites

Updated December 2021 Welcome to another holiday post, this one from my home city of Boston! Boston is a beautiful city during the holiday season. Here are my favorite things to see in Boston during the holidays. Faneuil Hall: Looking for somewhere to do some shopping, grab something to eat and see one of theContinue reading “Boston Holiday Favorites”

The Holiday Season in the Big Apple

Updated November 2021 Each year on Thanksgiving morning, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place in New York City and signals the beginning of the holiday season in the city. After a year hiatus, the parade was back on in 2021and it was so nice to watch it on tv and see New York CityContinue reading “The Holiday Season in the Big Apple”

Thankful for Travel

Updated November 22, 2021 This week is Thanksgiving in the United States. While 2021 has been a bit more normal than 2020, things have still been different than they were in 2019 and prior. Vaccinations have made it more possible to safely gather with family for the holiday but there is that little worry inContinue reading “Thankful for Travel”

Fall in love with the Emerald Necklace

You may be thinking, “is this a blog about a piece of jewelry?” Nope, it’s about the 1,100 acre park system located in Boston named the Emerald Necklace. Why was this park system named this? Well, the original vision of the parks were that they were planned as if they were hanging from the neckContinue reading “Fall in love with the Emerald Necklace”