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 […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District & the Rookery

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One of my favorite books that I have read this year was a historical fiction novel titled Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. The book is about a scandalous love affair that Frank Lloyd Wright had with one of his clients which began in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.  This book was a page-turner, and […]

Visiting Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang

Hanging with Snoopy and Woodstock

Watching the Brady Bunch and Bewitched on television, playing Barbies with my best friend Lyn, drawing and painting in Mrs. Felder’s art class, my sugar blanket (don’t ask) and my love for the cutest beagle named Snoopy are all great memories from my childhood.  It was my childhood nostalgia and stumbling across the Charles M. […]

The Newseum in Washington, D.C.

One of my New favorite places to visit in Washington, DC

This November marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy.  On my most recent trip to Washington D.C., I decided to check out the Newseum because two JFK temporary exhibits had recently opened to correspond with the anniversary.  I have been to Washington, D.C. several times, but I had never been to the […]

The Pacific Coast Highway & Big Sur

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The Pacific Coast Highway is known to be one of America’s iconic drives, so we knew it was the only road to travel to San Francisco from Los Angeles during our week-long vacation in California.  Who knew driving could be so much fun?  Breathtaking scenery combined with hairpin turns and treacherous cliffs made this the […]

Hooray for Hollywood

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Going to Hollywood was my son’s choice for our summer vacation this year.  Being a 14-year-old boy, he spends a lot of time watching TV, playing video games and hitting me up for $20 every time a new movie comes out. We planned to stay two days in Los Angeles before heading out on a […]

Oheka Castle

Photo credit:  Old Friends at Oheka Castle

When I am not traveling or writing, I can usually have a book in my hand.  I love to read, and often I try to combine my passions by visiting a location from one of my favorite books.  My book club recently selected two books, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Z, A […]

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

The International Hall of Fame & Museum

This morning I turned on the television and was able to watch Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles capture his eighth French Open title.  As I looked at the match, I couldn’t help but reflect on my recent visit to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport and tennis […]

Traveling back 400 Years on Roanoke Island

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Last week Samantha Brown, one of my favorite travel celebrities posted East Coach Beaches with Nearby History.  Since the beach is always on the top of my son’s travel list and history is on mine, I excitedly clicked the link in my Facebook news feed.  Her list included Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Fort Sumter in […]