Olympic Peninsula ~ Washington State

Love to explore this beautiful United States that we’re so lucky to call home? I just came across this quote on line a few days ago… “The World Is A Book, And Those Who Do Not Travel, Read Only One Page” ~ Saint Augustine. How fitting and true! With 2017 just a day away, Id like to bring to all my fellow travelers, for the New Year, a place that I personally have never ventured to, here in the US, but I think you might enjoy exploring for yourself. And I hope to get there this coming year and will share my photos! Its not your typical “Tourists” destinations like Disney World, NYC, the Grand Canyon, ect. Its a place that most probably haven’t heard of, and if you have, you will definitely agree with me that its a magical, beautiful part of the world that is still untouched by big “Commercial” attractions. Its nature at its most beauty surrounded by the majestic Olympic Mountains. We’re talking about Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Its an area that has a million acres of wilderness, which is known that no other place in the US can match its diversity in terrain, mountains, coastlines and rain forests. By exploring the Olympic National Park, which sprawls across several different ecosystems, from the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to old-growth forests, just on its alone, you will be struct by its beauty. Like I said, its definitely on my Bucket List for this coming year & Ill ask if you do have your own experience of traveling there & would like to share your memories/photos, please do!

For more information on Olympic National Park, and all it has to offer for a great place to explore, check out the link below. And keep your eyes posted for more awesome places to venture off to in my next Blog in Jan! Happy New Year Travelers!

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https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/index.htm

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Visit Charming European Villages

When traveling the world, I usually find Travel Books to read up on, search online for places to visit, even find episodes of Rick Steves in order to find places that are not typical to travelers. The “Hot Spots” / “Landmarks” are something to visit for sure, like The Colosseum in #Rome, Buckingham Palace in #London, Central Park in #NYC, ect but I’m also a fan of small hidden Villages. One amazing city that I traveled to in 2015 was Dublin, #Ireland and while there I found a few hidden jems as well. Westport, Strandhill, (Which is known for surfing) and Enniskerry, which has the beautiful Powerscourt Waterfall, which is said to be the highest waterfall in Ireland, just to point out a few. In my search, I recently came alone this article pointing out a handful of beautiful, charming European Villages that I’m putting on my list for 2017. Take a look, you’ll probably be drawn in as well!

http://www.afar.com/travel-tips/13-incredibly-charming-european-villages

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NYC’s Holiday Markets For Holiday Shopping

Awwww, Christmastime! Are you all decorated up yet? Started you Christmas Shopping? If you’re like me, Im still getting over Thanksgiving here in the States, but sooo looking forward to Christmas. Well, it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in New York, and we’re loving it! Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor shopping experience, the below link will direct you to a few top picks for pop-up holiday markets that you can’t miss out on this year, while visiting NYC! Ho Ho Ho! Enjoy!

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/nycs-5-best-holiday-markets/

http://instantworldbooking.com/countries-places/New-York.popular-hotels.php

 


An American Road Trip to New England

The four of us, piling into our SUV, craving the magic of Fall and the beauty of #Autumn colors, agreed that New England was the place to go. It was a 6 hour ride for us, but as friends for many (many) many years ; ) we knew it would be a blast no matter what. According to all sources, it was “PEAK” time to head up there, which was mid October, and did we ever time it right. I have headed out in the past where we hoped for the same, but was disappointed. Not this time. We chose to make our first stop in Burlington, VT before heading to #Stowe. Burlington is a beautiful town, located 45 miles south of the #Canada–United States border and 94 miles south of #Montreal. Its the perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature. During our time there it was bustling with “leaf peepers” who come to view the vibrant autumn colors as well. Its no secret and every year the attraction to VT doesn’t disappoint at all. (Its our 4th year in a row.) We had fun walking along the 4 block, brick tiled, smoke free environment. We came across the spectacular waterfront of Lake Champlain and grabbed a picnic table and had lunch, and a few cold beers! The second day we were in the quaint little village of Stowe. Being avid skiers, were here mostly in the winter, where it truly transforms into a Winter wonderland. But in October, its still a wonderful, picturesque town to hike and take in Mother Natures beauty. We walked for hours and came across one of the most beautiful Waterfalls I have ever seen, Honey Hollow Falls. What I loved about this particular Falls is that its not well known and we practically had the Falls to ourselves. Not very crowded at all. We also had a treat at the Stowe #Theater Guild. They really did a great job. It was a Perfect night out to complement our day in Stowe. As we enter into the Holiday Season of 2016, and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas with our loved ones, in the back of my mind I’m already thinking about next Fall, 2017, mainly because its my favorite time of year, and am sooo looking forward to my next Fall #adventure with my “crew”. Hopefully I gave you all a few ideas. I love hearing from other Travelers as well on personal notes along with their experiences. Its more personal & insightful with small hidden treasures! Love and Peace to all!

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10 Of The Best Bars In NOLA

We Love #NOLA! A truly unique melting pot of culture, food and of course music! #JAZZ clubs galore. New Orleans is particularly Magical, not only during Mardi Gras, but their also getting ready for a holiday season like no other. With one-of-a-kind #Holiday #traditions, feasts, specialty cocktails and more, there’s no better way to celebrate #Christmas than New Orleans style! And one of our favorites is the Cocktail Crawl and below, we have a list of the 10 of the best bars to definitely check out while visiting this beautiful city! Cheers!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2016/10/23/new-orleans-travel-guide-featuring-the-best-bars-in-new-orleans-2016

http://instantworldbooking.com/countries-places/Louisiana.best-hotels.php

 


Haunted New York

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.

http://www.nycgo.com/articles/haunted-ny

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Hidden Gem, Sarasota Florida

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

http://www.massimomeda.us/

http://instantworldbooking.com/countries-places/Florida.popular-hotels.php

 


Beautiful Towns, Right in Your Own Backyard!

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!

http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/g3557/small-american-town-destinations/?src=arb_fb_d&mag=clv&dom=fb

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Beautiful Waterfalls

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.

http://rovingpanda.com/4784/10-most-beautiful-waterfalls-in-the-world/?utm_source=RP_DT_US_FB_Waterfalls&utm_medium=referral

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