Vicksburg National Military Park

One of my very favorite stops in Mississippi. My first time through here was on a road-trip with my old roommates. It was a great way to mix up the drive with some walking, running, stair climbing, and windows-down-with-the-sun-pouring-in cruising in the middle of summer! This visit however, was totally different. On our way back…

A Weekend in Massachusetts

This first ever weekend girls weekend with my mom and (one of) my sister was an incredibly fun success! Our four days in Massachusetts started and ended in Boston, with plenty of Cape Cod adventures in between.

10 Reasons (I love) to Stay on the Upper West Side

Each time I’ve been in New York City I have stayed on the Upper West Side. So I may be biased, but if you want to experience NYC like a local, I think this is a great start. Here are a few reasons I love calling Upper West Side home when I visit The Big Apple!

Through the Lens: Ellis Island

After visiting Liberty Island we took the short boat ride to Ellis Island to enjoy all the history on the most beautiful day in New York.

A Proper Visit to Lady Liberty

While I loved riding the Staten Island Ferry and catching views of the Statue of Liberty and that iconic NYC skyline, a proper visit to Liberty Island and Ellis Island were on the must do list this visit. I was grateful for a beautiful morning with plenty of blue skies and sunshine to take in this…

Through the Lens: Central Park in the Fall

  My first trip to New York City took place last year, in August. I was (and always am) excited to go back. But I was extra excited to go back when it would not be quite so warm out. When scarves and boots were the best attire choice, and it was just in time…

Thoughts on Solitude | Cruise Day 4

Our second day in port. This time we were in Progreso, Mexico. Home to Mayan ruins, nice beaches and lots of history. But I didn’t want any of it. I guess that’s not entirely true. In fact, all morning I had been back and forth with what I actually wanted to do that day.

Isla de la Pasion | Cruise Day 3

Day number three of our cruise was the first day at port. We had arrived to Cozumel in the wee hours of the morning. So we had a quick bite to eat from the breakfast buffet and headed for land. While there was plenty of shopping and things to see just off the boat, we…

Trivia and Tea | Cruise Day 2

Day two was an ‘at sea’ day and so spent entirely on board the Carnival Triumph. There was a full schedule of events with something for just about everybody. We opted for a leisurely brunch in the Paris dining room to get the day started.