East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, New England, USA, Uncategorized

Family Road Trips in the White Mountains, New Hampshire, 2020-2023

We have no rocks (literally, no natural rocks) in our area of Coastal Virginia. So, when we find our way to the mountains, it is like entering an entirely different world. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a particular treat because of the variation in activities, from amusement parks to waterfall hikes. In our… Continue reading Family Road Trips in the White Mountains, New Hampshire, 2020-2023

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Uncategorized, Virginia

Camping in Cape Charles, Virginia May, 2022

Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Islands Center Barrier Islands Center in Machipango The trek to the Eastern Shore from Norfolk includes traveling over the 17.6-mile Chesapeake-Bay Bridge Tunnel. Nearly every Memorial Day weekend since 2015 we’ve traveled just north of Cape Charles to attend Art and Music on the Farm at the Barrier Islands Center… Continue reading Camping in Cape Charles, Virginia May, 2022

Art Museums, Botanical Gardens & Zoos, East Coast, USA, Forida, Major US Cities, Most Recent Travel, Museums, Uncategorized

Spring Break 2022- East Coast from Tampa, Florida to NYC

Spring Break 2022- Day 2 Savannah, GA 2022 Savannah, Georgia to Fernandina Beach, Florida Juliette Gordon Low Historic DistrictForsyth Park Spring Break 2022- Day 3 The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, 2022 St. Petersburg to Treasure Island, Florida Imagine MuseumDali MuseumFort Desoto Park https://videopress.com/v/dmM0aGpT?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Spring Break 2022- Day 4 Sand Key Beach, Clearwater Clearwater,… Continue reading Spring Break 2022- East Coast from Tampa, Florida to NYC

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Major US Cities, Most Recent Travel, Uncategorized

Manhattan, NYC, Spring Break 2022

Rockefeller CenterWashington Square ParkBryant ParkGrand Central TerminalSt. Patrick's CathedralLittle Italy Rockefeller Center, NYC 2022 Rockefeller Center Our hotel, the Hilton Club West was beyond perfect for our purpose of exploring the top tourist sites in midtown Manhattan.  On the corner of 57th street and Sixth Ave. we were equal walking distance to Central Park and… Continue reading Manhattan, NYC, Spring Break 2022

Art Museums, Botanical Gardens & Zoos, East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Major US Cities, Most Recent Travel, Museums, Uncategorized

Spring Break 2022: Central Park in NYC

Central Park CarouselBelvedere CastleBethesda TerraceCentral Park ZooThe Metropolitan Museum of Art Central Park, NYC, 2022 Sites Around Central Park We knocked out a few of the major sites on our first visit to Central Park in August of 2021, including the Central Park Lake. In spring of 2022 our hotel, the Hilton Club West, was… Continue reading Spring Break 2022: Central Park in NYC

Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Museums, Uncategorized

One December Day in Denver, 2021

Our 2021 two-week Winter Holiday Break started with one day to explore Denver. With just one day in the city (and a starting point of the Hilton Embassy Suites Convention Center), we decided to focus on the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (we receive free admission through our Membership with Virginia Living Museum and… Continue reading One December Day in Denver, 2021

Family Travel, Museums, Uncategorized

Children’s Gardens Of the US- The Midwest

Between personal travel and work, I've been lucky to visit more than 30 Botanical Gardens around the world. The popularity of Children's Gardens soared in the 2000s and I was a relative newbie at Norfolk Botanical Garden when the World of Wonders Children's Garden opened in 2006. After years of trying to remember "in which… Continue reading Children’s Gardens Of the US- The Midwest

Family Travel, Museums, Uncategorized

Children’s Gardens of the US- The South

Between personal travel and work, I've been lucky to visit more than 30 Botanical Gardens around the world. The popularity of Children's Gardens soared in the 2000s and I was a relative newbie at Norfolk Botanical Garden when the World of Wonders Children's Garden opened in 2006. After years of trying to remember "where I… Continue reading Children’s Gardens of the US- The South

Family Travel, Museums, Uncategorized

CHILDREN’S GARDEN OF THE US- The West

Between personal travel and work, I've been lucky to visit more than 30 Botanical Gardens around the world. The popularity of Children's Gardens soared in the 2000s, and I was a relative newbie at Norfolk Botanical Garden when the World of Wonders Children's Garden opened in 2006. In a series of four blogs, I've collected… Continue reading CHILDREN’S GARDEN OF THE US- The West

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, Maine, USA, Most Recent Travel, New England, USA, Uncategorized

1750 Miles, 14 Days, FROM Virginia to Maine- Summer 2021

, Day 1- Norfolk, VA TO Philadelphia, PA via EAstern Shore Day 2- Philadelphia, PA TO Waterbury, CT via Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Philadelphia Botanical Garden & Cold Springs, NY Enchanted Woods, Winterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryEnchanted Woods, Winterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryEnchanted Woods, Winterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryEnchanted Woods, Winterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryEnchanted… Continue reading 1750 Miles, 14 Days, FROM Virginia to Maine- Summer 2021

East Coast, USA, Uncategorized, Washington DC

Washington DC- Smithsonian History & Culture museums

Take some time to visit the Smithsonian Museums to learn about the many stories that come together to create the American experience (spoiler alert: it's ain't all apple pie and baseball games). Not all of the Smithsonian Museums have fully reopened in 2021. Please check the Smithsonian website for the most up to date information.… Continue reading Washington DC- Smithsonian History & Culture museums

East Coast, USA, Family Travel, National Parks, Uncategorized, Washington DC

Washington DC- Memorials & places For Remembrance and reflection

All off the National Memorials are free to visit (the only place on this blog that requires a fee to tour is the Washington National Cathedral), and most are easy to see in less than a full day. The circulator bus is $1/person/ride and provides easy access to all of the monuments around the Tidal… Continue reading Washington DC- Memorials & places For Remembrance and reflection

Caribbean, Family Travel, Most Recent Travel, Overseas Travel, Uncategorized

Old San Juan, Puerto RIco, July 2021

Old San Juan dates back to the 16th Century and some of the buildings that remain are over 500 years old, and the two original Forts, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and the fortified walls still surround this section of the city. Old San Juan would be roughly a 15-minute drive from the airport,… Continue reading Old San Juan, Puerto RIco, July 2021