United States

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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On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the historic northern California town of Woodland will become the hub of all things honey as it hosts the inaugural California Honey Festival, with Mead as a central theme. As the alcoholic drink derived from honey, mead plays a big part in the festivities. “To really celebrate Mead and Honey, […]

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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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Top Spots to See Wildflowers in Monterey County

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 27, 2017

From the magic purple carpet to a canyon of calla lilies, springtime is the perfect time to see spectacular, colorful displays of wildflowers throughout Monterey County, California. Here are seven top spots to see wildflowers blooming this spring: Pinnacles National Park: Visitors can hike through a riot of wildflowers at Pinnacles National Park during peak […]

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5 Gorgeous Green Getaways in Northern California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 6, 2017

Northern California is blessed with incredible natural beauty. With beautiful State Parks, beaches, and vineyards, a mini-vacation isn’t hard to find. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, you won’t regret taking some time out to reconnect with nature. We’ve listed some of the best green getaways from San Francisco so that you can find your […]

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10 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

by Anthony Manzanares on March 1, 2017

The Greater Palm Springs area is popular with rich and famous celebrities, but it has increasingly become popular with retirees looking for warm weather and uncomplicated living. It’s also a top vacation destination for travelers looking for not only warm weather, but golfing, tennis, hiking, and other outdoors and cultural activities. Here are 10 things […]

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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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