Grace L. Suryani on October 19th, 2016

Visiting New York City is a dream of millions of people. Some of us are lucky enough to live here. But be warned, there is a list of places in #NYC that you probably dont realize have frequent visitors, which only a few have seen….Ghosts, and theyre not shy. New Yorkers talk about their run-ins with the afterlife and firsthand encounters with #poltergeists in the City. We’re told that ghosts haunt mostly NYC’s old buildings, parks, and of course #cemeteries. Im still experimenting with the “Haunted Bars” scene, which, as of today, I haven’t had an encounter.  But Im having a blast exploring! ~ We did have a paranormal experience while in a Bar in #Savannah, GA, which Ill save for another blog!

To read more on “Haunted NY” read the article below.


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Grace L. Suryani on October 7th, 2016

We ALL love our Pets, they’re considered our “Best Friends / Family”. And just like traveling with a small child, it can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. Its all in the planning! One great tip I got from my neighbor was, if you’re planning on a long drive for instance, before you actually take that Road Trip, is to take a trial run to see how your pet responds. Does he get car sick? Anxious? Its a really good idea to find this out first, believe me! Not all pets are good with traveling. Could be because of age or they’re just too excited. Below you can read up more about traveling with your pet and  the article also offers the tips to help you prepare for a safe and smooth trip, as well as the steps you can take to make traveling a pleasant experience, for both you & your pet!



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Grace L. Suryani on October 4th, 2016

Want a getaway where you can experience The #Arts, amazing #Restaurants, Theater & the #1 Beach in the US? Its our hidden secret: Sarasota, Florida. Let us help you find your perfect stay. And on a personal note, dont miss out on visiting Massimo Meda Art #Gallery on Pineapple Ave while #downtown! You wont be dissappointed! We will be there this Friday for The Art Walk! 10/7/16 #ArtWalk


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Grace L. Suryani on October 3rd, 2016

Traveling the world is a beautiful thing. But sometimes, right in your own backyard, there are amazing / beautiful places to visit, without even getting on a plane. Road trips, in my opinion, can be exciting. My husband & I take many. Less stress than flying & were at our own pace, and October can also be a perfect Month to plan your adventures (if you plan it right, most States have their beauty due to the leaves changing). These 40 American towns that are highlighted below, are probably towns that most of us haven’t even heard of. Take a look & get out there to enjoy the beauty of these few amazing beauties! Right in our own backyards!

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Grace L. Suryani on September 30th, 2016
Heres 5 great reasons to choose South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari for your next adventure!
1) Conservation
Tswalu Kalahari in Northern South Africa boasts some of the most advanced and successful conservation initiatives in South Africa.
2) The luxuryThe South Africans really know how to run a good safari property. Both properties on Tswalu (Motse and Tarkuni) are ultra chic and extremely luxurious

3) The activities

The red dusty rolling hills here are breathtakingly beautiful and you can walk, ride or game drive.

4) The Malori sleep out

This is certainly one of the most luxurious sleep outs in all of Africa.

5) The tranquillity

As Tswalu is so remote and wild you can guarantee your game drives will not encounter other people.

For more great reading on South Africa’s Tswalu and Kalahari, read the below link:



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Grace L. Suryani on September 29th, 2016

FYI: Today is National Coffee Day! To celebrate National Coffee Day, Starbucks will donate a coffee tree for every brewed cup of México Chiapas coffee you buy on Thursday, September 29. Today’s cup can help a farmer’s future! Drink up!


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Grace L. Suryani on September 23rd, 2016

Growing up on the East Coast (Long Island, NY), I long for the Weekend Getaways with my parents to “Upstate” NY. We had picnics along the Delaware Water gap, sang songs, visited my parents friends, ect. I treasured those weekends and passed along the tradition with my own children. When my 3 boys were 12, 7 & 6 (today 30, 26 & 25) we took a road trip, one of many, to Niagara Falls, and to this day we still talk about “The Falls” Ithaca Falls was one of the most recent. I didnt even know it was in existence, until I visited a friend who lived in Ithaca a few years back & went on a hike. There’s just a magical/mysterious beauty that, I find at least, in stumbling along Waterfalls. So when I cane across this Article, not only was I anxious to read it, Id like to share it with others. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.



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Grace L. Suryani on September 21st, 2016

At 10:21am tomorrow, September 22, 2016, is the Fall Equinox. I describe it as when there is a shift from warm, beautiful summer days to cozy fall. There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. March 19th (Vernal Equinox – the first day of Spring) and September 22nd, (Autumnal Equinox – the first day of fall). We’re going to be enjoying the cooler days of autumn, while, south of the equator, spring is about to begin.

The word Equinoz is from the Latin aequinoctium, aequus (equal) and nox (genitive noctis) (night).

If youre interested in learning more about the Equinox, just follow the link below.


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Grace L. Suryani on September 9th, 2016

Its always a good idea to keep up with Travel, Travel Tips, and Vacation ideas as you plan your vacations ahead. Fall just so happens to be my favorite time of year & as those warm days just basking on the beach, and the last rays of sun lingering late into the evening are winding down. Crisp, cool temperatures and crunchy leaves make fall our favorite time to wander through Central Park in New York City for example. Also,
lets go walking in the woods and enjoy the dramatic fall colors — without the summer crowds. Theres nothing like biking under a fiery orange canopy of trees! So reading up on the latest, is certainly something we suggest, as we approach the upcoming Season. It could be just for fun, or educating yourself on safety, travel laws, ect.  Enjoy!

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Grace L. Suryani on September 2nd, 2016

We LOVE Fall in New England. Besides Apple picking & hiking the colorful trails, the best way to take in the beautiful landscape and make the most of the autumn colors is to seek out an overlooked vista, a hidden gem, or a new adventure! You can start in Northern part of Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine and follow peak foliage south over the course of a week or two. Midweek is the time to hop between towns. For a vintage and very scenic travel experience, hop on a New England railroad car and cruise along the countryside. TIP: Do consider making your reservation as much as two months in advance, (which means now!) especially if you’ve got your eye on a particular room at a particular property.

For more information, please read the article at:

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