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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
What does Monaco & the City of Sarasota, Florida have in common? According to Christie’s International Real Estate, they are two of 10 most popular small communities for wealthy homebuyers! Sarasota is also known as a “Hidden Jewel” because of its beautiful beaches, Siesta Key for example, which has won many nods from “Dr Beach” http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110526/ARTICLE/110529580, its also a city that combines art, the historical, the modern styles, and the wild. Not to mention their fabulous restaurants! Today, the city is the cultural capital of Florida attracting visitors wishing more than just a beach experience!
Im always fascinated with abandoned places, buildings in particular. There is just something so mysterious/chilling about them. Here’s an article I came across that captures their haunting beauty from years of decay. Enjoy!
If you love visiting Long Island, NY as much as we do, you know the favorites, like Jones Beach, the Montauk Lighthouse and The Hamptons, ect…but Im going to share with you a few awesome “hidden” local favorites! (As per LI Newsday)
Here is the most recent list of the 10 most breathtaking beaches in the world. Take a look and choose the one you would love to be sitting on right now, that’s if you can only decide on one. Im still deciding between three myself! Book now and save!