Six Great Things To Do In Austin Besides Live Music

Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin has so many live music venues that on some nights there are over 100 live music performances going on throughout the city. Many people come to Austin specifically for the live music, whether it’sContinue reading “Six Great Things To Do In Austin Besides Live Music”

Historic Sites of San Antonio

Located just 150 miles from the Mexico border, San Antonio Texas is rich in Spanish culture and history. It’s the second most populated city in Texas and is located just 80 miles southwest from the capital of Texas, Austin. If you are looking to experience a different culture without leaving the US, San Antonio isContinue reading “Historic Sites of San Antonio”

Great Places to Photograph the Boston Skyline

If you like traveling to major cities of the world, chances are you are like me and enjoy taking photos of the skylines of these cities. I mean, it’s the tall buildings that make the city and something about seeing all these buildings together just makes for a beautiful photograph and memory of your trip.Continue reading “Great Places to Photograph the Boston Skyline”

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

Updated December 2021 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 myContinue reading “Gasparilla Pirate Festival”

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”

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”

A historic stroll thru Boston’s Beacon Hill

A couple of weeks ago I took an audio walking tour of Beacon Hill. This historic neighborhood has been home to both politicians and poets as well as some of the most beautiful streets in the city of Boston. One distinct feature of the streets of Beacon Hill are the lamp posts. To this day,Continue reading “A historic stroll thru Boston’s Beacon Hill”