Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum

Heading to the Racetrack

This weekend the 140th Kentucky Derby will take place at the world’s most legendary racetrack, Churchill Downs.  I thought of this great day of racing today when a story about California Chrome showed up on my Yahoo homepage today.  After reading the online article, I couldn’t help but think of last May when my son […]

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Standing in front of the "World's Biggest Bat"

Ah, after a very long winter, spring is finally here! For all you sports enthusiast you know what that means, it’s time for a little baseball.  With opening day celebrations at major league baseball stadiums around the country, I couldn’t help but remember our many trips to watch the NY Yankees at home, and away […]

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum


Next Monday is President’s Day.  Most Americans think of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln since both of their birthdays fall in February.  Did you know that President Reagan also celebrated his birthday in February?  His birthday just passed on February 6th, and he would have been 103 years old.  President Reagan is one of my […]

A Historic Los Angeles Eatery: Philippe, The Original

Philippe, The Original:  Home of the French Dip Sandwich

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, so I am sure many Americans are looking forward to football, funny commercials, and good food.  Honestly, I am not into the big game, and every news outlet has already spoiled most of the anticipated commercials by airing them already, but pictures of mouth-watering super bowl recipes on Pinterest had […]

My 2014 NYC Bucket List

The NYC Pizza Walk focuses on pizza from a historical perspective. Being a history buff, I excited that we will start at  America’s oldest pizzeria, Lombardi's Pizza.

On New Year’s day, I watched an interview on the Today Show with motivational expert, Jon Gordon.  Since it was New Years’ Day, it was no surprise that the interview was about resolutions, but Gordon made it simple.  He said reaching a goal can sometimes be accomplished by breaking it down to one word.  A […]

13 Interesting Facts I Learned While Traveling in 2013


Considering that I named this blog Sherri’s Traveling Classroom, it should be no surprise that I enjoy learning.  Learning wasn’t always that fascinating to me, especially during the years I was in school. The turning point for me was when my son entered grade school.  We started to travel more to enhance his learning which […]

Memories Hanging on the Christmas Tree

The Breakers Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island this past May.

Over the last five years, I have transitioned my thinking and began to focus on experiences knowing that both my son and I will be left with the gift of memories.  Knowing that memories start to fade with time, I try to preserve our memories by making scrapbooks of our special life moments and blogging […]

The Intoxicating Life of Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway throughout his life.

Back in 2007, I visited Hemingway’s home and his hangout Sloppy Joe’s while in Key West.  After touring his beautiful two-story that remains home to many six-toed cats,  I checked out the gift shop and purchased one of his most favorite novels, A Farewell to Arms.  I was intrigued by what I had learned about […]

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour

Is this teenager smiling in a museum?  Yes, because he was able to sample the sourdough bread!

Today I was speaking to one of my customers over a catered lunch from Panera Bread.  As he tore off a piece of bread from their customary French loaf, he stated that bread is the only food that everyone shares among various cultures.  I agreed and told him that growing up in New Orleans; French […]

Hallmark Visitors Center


Earlier today while scrolling through pins on Pinterest and enjoying my morning coffee, I stumbled upon a pin that leads me to Travel & Leisure’s Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways.  I wasn’t surprised to find that Kansas City, Missouri took top honors.  I know you might be thinking, “Really, you weren’t surprised?”  You might […]