The Indy 500 – The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

The Indy 500, 2014

This past Memorial Day weekend, my son and I headed to Indianapolis, Indiana which is also known as the “Racing Capital of the World.”  I had read beforehand that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway could fit Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Colosseum and the Vatican City inside the oval of the speedway. […]

New York City’s Most Haunted Neighborhood

Washington Square

One of the best ways to truly experience New York City is to the explore the many neighborhoods as if they were a living museum.   As you wander through these areas, you will discover that each is defined by their personality and layers of history lend themselves to tales of the past, some of […]

George Washington, America’s First Spymaster


Today is President’s Day.  George Washington’s Birthday is February 22nd, but since 1971 the federal holiday was uprooted from the fixed date and transplanted to the third Monday in February.  Sadly, most Americans think of George Washington’s Birthday as a sales bit on car commercials and without much thought about the Patriot that led America […]

Holiday House Tour at Westbrook Estate

Christmas time at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

One of my favorite things about living on the east coast is the history that accompanies the landscape.  I particularly enjoy house tours and set out this month to take in the splendor of the holidays at Westbrook Estate.  This 68-room mansion is now known as the Manor House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum on […]

Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts


There is no better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than in Plymouth, Massachusetts!  After spending time in Plymouth last Thanksgiving, we learned about the Pilgrims struggle to survive and how they influenced our country’s current form of government.  It was an incredible way to teach my son and nephew that Thanksgiving is more than drawing turkeys […]

Halloween in Salem


Halloween is one of those holidays that is fun and entertaining for both kids and parents.  Last year, my son and I experienced one of the best Halloween’s in Salem, Massachusetts.  Each year Salem celebrates by hosting Haunted Happenings throughout the month of October.  The event is known as “America’s Halloween Festival” includes activities like walking […]

Celebrating the 4th of July at Old Bethpage Village Restoration


One of my favorite things to do is celebrate real meanings of holidays.  The Old Bethpage Village Restoration, located on Long Island, NY is a recreation of a 19th-century village.  This living museum is a smaller scale Colonial Williamsburg or Old Sturbridge Village.   Visitors came experience live demonstrations, which offer individualized attention since the […]

Sleepy Hollow…Where the Legend Comes Alive


Every year in Sleepy Hollow, New York,  Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow comes alive.  The event takes place the last four weekends of October and quite popular, so it is helpful to purchase tickets ahead of time online at There are several events in Sleepy Hollow that makes celebrating Halloween spooky and […]