Jenni Ingersoll

Exploring History and Politics in Washington, D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 26, 2017

Washington D.C. offers an array of memorials, museums, and attractions to explore for those wanting to learn more about the history and workings of the United States. Many government offices are open to the public and available for tours, free of charge. Prior to visiting, I strongly recommended that you contact your local congressman or senator to secure tour tickets […]

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Experience Animal Adventures at Interactive Parks

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 19, 2017

A small animal park in Harpursville, New York excitedly invited the world to observe the birth of a baby giraffe, an experience very few have witnessed. This has allowed those watching to fall in love not only with the giraffe couple and their antics but with the Animal Adventure Park.  If you don’t live within the New York State area, fear not, […]

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The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 12, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution is the collective name for the world’s largest research and museum complex. Of the 19 museums, galleries and zoological park that comprise the Institution, most are found in Washington, D.C. with the majority located on the National Mall. The National Mall is the area of D.C. between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building with the Washington Monument right in between the two. […]

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Ducking into The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 5, 2017

I have always loved reading with my children. Some books they selected, I disliked reading repeatedly, others we all happily knew by heart. One such book was Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. The story of a family of mallard ducks that make a home in Boston Public Garden. This year marks the 75th anniversary of […]

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Riding The Rails on The Northeast Regional

by Jenni Ingersoll on March 29, 2017

My father used to say that the vacation started the moment you left the driveway. Perhaps this was his way of curbing the inevitable, “are we there yet?”, but, I think his philosophy was more the journey is part of the adventure, so relax and enjoy the ride. I took this advice to heart when scheduling a trip […]

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Life’s a Beach in Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on February 27, 2017

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States measuring a mere 37 miles wide and 48 miles long.  With 400 miles of coastline, one thing L’il Rhody is not short on is beaches. In fact, it is said that between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, every resident of Rhode Island lives within 30 […]

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Girls Getaway in Southern Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on January 11, 2017

Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography

 If you are searching for a location for a Girls Getaway, look no further than Southern Maine. Maine’s southern border is an hour from Boston, making travel convenient from many New England cities not only by car, but by train, plane, and even boat. The towns of Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Portland and Freeport are located with in Southern Maine and it is thought to be a year-round destination. Although some businesses […]

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Gilded Age of Newport Mansions

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 26, 2016

  Newport, Rhode Island was established in 1639 as a haven for those seeking religious freedom. By the mid-19th century Newport became a haven of a very different kind. The City-by-the-Sea became a summer playground for the very wealthy who built enormous mansions and claimed them as “summer cottages”.  Anything but cottages, these homes were built by families […]

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Dine on Historic Main Street East Greenwich, Rhode Island

by Jenni Ingersoll on November 18, 2016

Founded in 1677, the Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island is steeped in history. George Washington is said to have slept here on several occasions while plotting the American Revolution and positioned on Greenwich Bay is the documented birthplace of the US Navy in 1775. Within the Historic Hill and Harbour District of town, Main Street is flanked on both sides with rows […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Aglow in Louisville; Providence

by Jenni Ingersoll on October 17, 2016

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns is a fall family tradition. You find the perfect pumpkin in the perfect patch and bring it home to carve a perfect masterpiece. For one family, the craft of carving the perfect pumpkin has turned into an art form and a showcase they share with thousands of other families. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular  has grown in […]

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