Lavender By the Bay, Long Island NY

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 21, 2017

Lavender By the Bay is New York’s premier lavender farm. The family run site has been in operation since 2002 expanding over the past 15 years and is now one of the largest in the United States. The farm is located in East Marion, on the easternmost tip of Long Island, often referred to as the North Fork. Sitting at the edge of Gardiner […]


Tucked in along the hills of Ferndale, Washington, Red Barn Lavender Farm is a picture perfect look at the idyllic rural lifestyle.  Of course, a lot of hard work goes into the farm, which uses only natural and organic growing techniques. Throw is a view of Mt. Baker and you’ve got a beautiful environment – […]


Powerscourt Gardens in Dublin Ireland

A scenic view of 13th century of majestic courts and splendid gardens impresses visitors to the historic and luxurious Powercourts Garden, located on the outskirts of Dublin. Situated on the hilltop of Enniskerry in Wicklow County, Ireland, this grand estate gives you a look at the glory days of old Ireland. Its commanding view from the …


Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

by Jenni Ingersoll on February 29, 2012

Nothing says spring like the emergence of tiny buds peeking through the cold hard ground.  The return of flowers means that yet again, another winter is down the road and warm weather is around the corner. While it is no secret that I love to venture to the Happiest Place on Earth, a spring visit […]


An Enchanted Island on Lake Maggiore

by Katy Stewart on February 7, 2012

Lake Maggiore may be less showbiz than neighboring Lake Com0,  but it is no less spectacular. Spanning the Swiss-Italian border, Lake Maggiore offers superb scenery, relaxing boat excursions and pretty alpine towns. However, down at the Southern end of the lake, within Italy’s borders, are three exquisite little islands, known as the Borromean islands. All […]


It’s Greenwich Time

by Jenni Ingersoll on December 23, 2011

A district of south London known as Greenwich holds a place of universal importance.  Not because The Queen’s House, located here, served as the residence for several generations of British royals including Henry VIII.  Nor for the fact that it is the site of  the world’s largest maritime museum, the National Maritime Museum or that it holds […]


Visiting Kensal Green Cemetery in London

by Tui Snider on October 6, 2011

Well-tended roses at Kensal Green cemetery in London

With over 65,000 graves spread across 72 acres (29 hectares) Kensal Green is one of London’s most impressive cemeteries. This garden style cemetery once boasted its own conservatory, and even today includes a section where gardeners maintain a separate rose bush for each plot. Visitors can easily spend an afternoon wandering through its heavily wooded […]


Exploring Prague Castle in the Czech Republic

by Rita Cook on August 19, 2011

Prague Castle in Czech Republic

The only way to really explore Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic is to take a deep breath and dig in.  There are more than a dozen options of things to see within the castle walls.  After all, it is an 1100-year-old landmark so there’s a lot of history inside.  Got a day? Pick your favorite […]


Photo Friday: White Peacock on Isola Madre

by Mary Jo Manzanares on June 24, 2011

peacock on Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore

Isola Madre is the largest of the three Borromeo Islands found in Lake Maggiore, an Italian lake that’s part in Italy and part in Switzerland.  There are a few buildings on the island, most notably a 16th century palace, but it is probably best known for it extensive gardens.  The gardens are famous for the […]

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