Georgia, Travel

F. D. R. State Park – Warm Springs

If you are interested in U.S. presidential history, a visit to Warm Springs, Georgia is a good choice. This small town is located about an hour from Atlanta. We visited this town spending one night here during a most recent long weekend drive. Warm Springs is nestled among the rolling hills and the naturally heated… Continue reading F. D. R. State Park – Warm Springs

Holiday, Travel

Should I Book Future Travel Now?

Future of Travel November might just be the perfect time to consider booking travel for 2021 and beyond. Many companies are offering less strict cancelation policies or change in travel policies such as Intrepid Travel and Gate1. It just might be the best time to consider booking your future travel? In fact, many travel deals can be found… Continue reading Should I Book Future Travel Now?

North Carolina, Travel

Waterfalls In North Carolina

The seemly never ending pandemic has allowed us to explore our own state and the beauty offered in the North Carolina mountains. You might be surprised that North Carolina boost some amazing waterfalls and opportunities to hike in the majestic Smokey Mount regions of the Tar Heel state. Some of these waterfalls offer the ability… Continue reading Waterfalls In North Carolina

Greece, North Carolina, South Carolina, Travel

We Will Travel Again…soon

We will travel again soon, but not too soon... Are you planning future trips or waiting for the tide to turn in a positive direction with this crazy pandemic? I too am one of those people who are apprehensive to travel. It is possible to explore the possibilities of future exploration of our wonderful planet.… Continue reading We Will Travel Again…soon

Travel

TSA Changes Coming Soon…..

The Security Checkpoints The future of travel will look differently, especially travel by air. You can expect some significant changes to the security checkpoints. In response to COVID-19, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has unveiled several new procedures for passengers at U.S. airports. As you begin to take to the sky for your next vacation,… Continue reading TSA Changes Coming Soon…..

North Carolina, Travel

Exploring The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks of North Carolina As one of the most popular vacation destinations in North Carolina, The Outer Banks has much to offer. These chain of barrier island stretch some 200-miles offer some charming towns, numerous water sports options, beach activities, and so much more.  A plethora of beaches, shipwreck diving sites and protected state… Continue reading Exploring The Outer Banks

North Carolina, Travel

Summer Travel – Beach Planning Time

Unofficial Start of Summer Summer is fast approaching and soon the heat of this season will be upon on us. If you haven't started planning your summer vacation, yet. Consider doing soon. Before we know it, the first major holiday will be upon us.  The  long awaited unofficial start of the Summer, Memorial Day weekend… Continue reading Summer Travel – Beach Planning Time

South Carolina, Travel

Mansfield Plantation – A Must Stay

Mansfield Plantation This 1,000 acre old rice plantation sits about 1.8 miles off the main road near the historic downtown of Georgetown, South Carolina. Now, a lovely bed and breakfast, Mansfield Plantation offers luxury comfort in a quiet and beautiful setting.  During the first weekend of February, we visited this historic plantation that dates back to… Continue reading Mansfield Plantation – A Must Stay

Guidelines

Advice In Times of nCoV-19 (COVID-19)

A Brief Change in Focus As both domestic and international travel are essentially at a standstill, I would like to discuss our current pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus-2019 (nCoV-19 or COVID-19). I am sending positive thoughts for everyone to remain safe and healthy during this pandemic. This blog post will assist you in understanding… Continue reading Advice In Times of nCoV-19 (COVID-19)

Spain, Travel

A Visit To Barcelona

 Barcelona Barcelona has something for everyone. This city is steeped in authentic history including the Catalan culture.  You will also find the wildly bizarre here. Each neighborhood in Barcelona has its own personality and plenty of secrets to discover. This is guide includes some of the most popular areas to explore during your time in… Continue reading A Visit To Barcelona

New York, Travel

The New 102nd Observatory of The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building - New York The Empire State Building has been going through a $165 million renovation for a little more than four year. Now, in its third phase of this top-to-bottom reimagining of this icon building, the 102nd floor Observatory is open to the public. One of the features of this new observatory… Continue reading The New 102nd Observatory of The Empire State Building

Greece, Travel

The Village of Oia Greece

Santorini Island The village of Oia on the Greek Island of Santorini is not a quiet village and some visitors consider a visit here a kind of a pilgrimage place. This is one of the most picturesque village on the island, despite the fact that is the most crowded. The sunset from Oia is the what draws the… Continue reading The Village of Oia Greece

North Carolina, Travel

Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates Mill County Park Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa-1756 gristmill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. As the centerpiece of the Historic Yates Mill County Park in central Wake County, this is worth a visit to this National Register of Historic Places. Yates Mill is the only restored, operational automatic gristmill in North Carolina and one… Continue reading Historic Yates Mill

Oregon, Travel

Must-See Waterfalls Near Portland

Horsetail Falls A visit to the Portland area would not be complete without an exploration of the Columbia River Gorge area. We took a local tour booked via Viator, which offers hotel pick-up from the downtown area.  The first stop for the morning tour was Horsetail Falls.  These beautiful falls just might look like a a… Continue reading Must-See Waterfalls Near Portland

Oregon, Travel

Rose Garden of Portland

A visit to Portland's International Rose Test Garden offers you the opportunity to enjoy speculator views  downtown and Mount Hood. This is oldest official continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States. The garden features more than 10,000 roses with hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoying its sights and scents annually. First, by the… Continue reading Rose Garden of Portland

Oregon, Travel

Lan Su Chinese Garden

A recent visit to Portland, Oregon gave me the opportunity to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden. This little oasis in the small Chinatown district of  Portland gives you the opportunity to experience a tranquil, quiet, and beautiful environment behind the walls. In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how two cities, Portland and… Continue reading Lan Su Chinese Garden

Texas, Travel

National Museum of Funeral History

A chance drive by led to a visit to the National Museum of Funeral History.  This museum is located on the north side of Houston just of I-45 at exit 64. The building itself doesn't stand out and you might just drive by it without giving the industrial-looking facade a second glance. Instead, consider paying… Continue reading National Museum of Funeral History

Travel, Virginia

A Visit to Monticello

Monticello During our visit to Thomas Jefferson's historic plantation known as Monticello or 'little mountain' in Italian, we explored the house, grounds, and gardens. Monticello as a name sake does fit estate  sites on a hill with wonderful views rolling hills and distance views of Charlottesville. During our time at this historic southern plantation, I learned… Continue reading A Visit to Monticello

France, Travel

Cathedrals Of France

A visit through France offers one the opportunity to explore this great European country from its rich history, wine regions, and food. During your tour, consider taking in some of the many beautiful cathedrals dotted throughout the country. Some are within city centers while others stand out as beacons guiding one safely from the sea… Continue reading Cathedrals Of France

Travel, Virginia

A Plantation Home of George & Martha

Mount Vernon This plantation home of the first U.S. President and his wife Martha was built during 1757. Mount Vernon served as the home of George Washington for over four decades. You are able to tour part of the original estate, the gravesites of George and Martha Washington and other family members. In addition, the… Continue reading A Plantation Home of George & Martha

Travel, Washington, D.C.

A Self-Guided Tour Of The White House

In planning another visit to Washington, D.C., I wanted to attempt a visit to the historic White House. I was happy to secure tickets through our representative. I recommend planning ahead of time if you plan to visit the inside of the U.S. White House. It is recommended to secure dates about 3 months, but… Continue reading A Self-Guided Tour Of The White House

Travel, Virginia

The Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria, Va

A short metrorail trip from the Ronald Regan Washington National Aiport (DCA) allows one to see one of the top smallest cities in the country, Alexandria Virginia.  I recently took the metrorail to the King Street stop to explore Old Town Alexandria.  You can take leisurely walk down King Street to see why this is… Continue reading The Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria, Va

France, Travel

The Montmartre of Paris

Exploring the 18th Arrondissement A walk through the more hilly streets of Montmartre is like the village for New Yorker or at least, that is what I've been told. This part of Paris is where artists used to enjoy a more comfortable part of life and display their works, but the prices have increase. I… Continue reading The Montmartre of Paris

New Hampshire, Travel

A Visit to The Currier Musuem

My most recent visit back to Manchester, New Hampshire gave me the opportunity to visit the Currier Museum of Art  Through a  guided docent tour, one can enjoy the mixture of European and American art, photograph, and sculpture displayed in this art museum. These works include such renewed artist at Hopper, Picasso, Monet, O'Keffe, Wyeth,… Continue reading A Visit to The Currier Musuem

Mexico, Travel

Cinco de Mayo – Ways We Celebrate The Day

Cinco de Mayo or the fifth of May This is an extremely popular holiday in the U.S. with its roots within Mexico. The holiday is a rather minor holiday in Mexico. In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, especially between Mexican-American families. This holiday dates back to the Battle… Continue reading Cinco de Mayo – Ways We Celebrate The Day

India, Travel

Planning A Trip to The Tajah Mahal? Consider These Tips

A visit to India is often not complete without a tour of the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. This mausoleum sitting on the banks of the Yamuna river was commissioned in 1632 and continues to be one of the most celebrated sites of India's history. The Taj Mahal was planned by the Mughal emperor, Shah… Continue reading Planning A Trip to The Tajah Mahal? Consider These Tips

Travel

Travel Etiquette: What Not To Do While Onboard.

Airplane Etiquette Sometimes the stress of travel can often lead to forgetting a few common travel etiquettes. Do you wish to have hundreds of people look to you as the enemy while in a long tube? I would think this would not be the case. Here are five common etiquettes to avoid violating during your… Continue reading Travel Etiquette: What Not To Do While Onboard.