The Holiday Garden Railway At The Morris Arboretum

  The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has been a place that we have wanted to visit for some time now. We love to explore gorgeous nature settings, and when we heard that they had a special holiday garden railway, we knew that we wanted to check it out. Before traveling to thisContinue reading “The Holiday Garden Railway At The Morris Arboretum”

The Historical Valley Forge National Park

  We have so many parks in Pennsylvania, but I have to say one of our favorites has to be the Valley Forge National Historical Park. In truth, I must say that I have never seen so many gorgeous nature focal points in conjunction with a past that coincides with the forefathers of the UnitedContinue reading “The Historical Valley Forge National Park”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-The Farm & Fisherman Tavern

Thanksgiving is always such a fun time of the year. I feel like this holiday is just so much more relaxed, and of course it is amazing to celebrate with our families. We usually try our best to split up the holidays, and this year, we ending up taking my mom out the day afterContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-The Farm & Fisherman Tavern”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Prince Street Cafe

While visiting Lancaster a few weeks ago, after going to dinner with our friends, we stopped by the Prince Street Cafe to get a little coffee pick me up with treats! (I will link that post as well if you are interested in my review of The Pressroom.) This establishment originally opened in 2006, andContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Prince Street Cafe”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Source Urban Brewery

A couple weeks ago, we were out in the city (Philly) on our way to a concert at the Fillmore. To give you a little history on the area, the Fillmore was once part of the historic Ajax Metal company. In the early 1900s, this factory, made up of seven sections, smelted refined brass andContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Source Urban Brewery”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-House

I am going to be honest with you all, one of my absolute favorite foods is a truly amazing sandwich. I feel like if a place does it right, they really do it right, and I would one hundred percent list House as one of those places that just gets it. If you are lookingContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-House”

Chasing Sheep In The Land Of Fire And Ice

  I think this may be one of my favorite topics to write about in regards to Iceland. As you may have guessed from the title of this post, we are going to talk about Icelandic sheep today (of course I promise you I did not chase down any sheep, but I may have walkedContinue reading “Chasing Sheep In The Land Of Fire And Ice”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Interstate Drafthouse

Philadelphia, and especially the area of Fishtown, has become this center for the very hip (some may even say hipsters) and professionals that creates this unique scene filled with art, shops, and amazing culinary feats as well. Fishtown was once a working class Philly neighborhood, with a lot of the original residents working in theContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Interstate Drafthouse”

The Skogafoss Waterfall

  As we jumped off of the tour bus, our guide spoke to us in an uplifting, yet somewhat serious tone “You are about to see the most beautiful waterfall in all of Iceland. Do not be surprised if you start to cry when you see it. Its magnificence is like no other.” I amContinue reading “The Skogafoss Waterfall”

Why You Should Visit The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall In Iceland

  One of my dreams has been to step behind a waterfall and see it from that unique perspective. I was really excited when we finally had that opportunity on a day tour in Iceland while visiting Seljalandsfoss. If you are into waterfalls, Iceland is the spot to go. In fact, during all of ourContinue reading “Why You Should Visit The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall In Iceland”

The Geothermal Park In Hveragerdi Iceland

  After discovering geysers on the famous “Golden Circle Tour” in Iceland, we wanted to see more of these epic natural wonders before we left. While doing some research, we found another active site about 28 miles (45 km) away from the capital of Reykjavik where we were staying. It was located within the HveragerdiContinue reading “The Geothermal Park In Hveragerdi Iceland”

Geysir Geothermal Area Iceland

  If you are looking for something more adventurous and explosive on your travels, you will definitely want to check out the Geysir Geothermal Area in Iceland. I know what you are thinking, is geyser spelled correctly here? In this post I will be referring to it as geysir, because the name geysir came fromContinue reading “Geysir Geothermal Area Iceland”

Oktoberfest And Pierogipalooza In Bethlehem Pennyslvania

  Autumn brings with it pumpkin spice, chilly evenings, apple picking, farmers markets, and of course Oktoberfest. It is held every year in Bavaria Germany as a folk festival running from late September to early October. It is such a huge part of the culture, and has actually been held since 1810. An enormous amountContinue reading “Oktoberfest And Pierogipalooza In Bethlehem Pennyslvania”

Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Brick & Brew

  The Brick & Brew Restaurants are one of our absolute favorite spots to go in the Philadelphia area. We have been frequenting there for several years, and every time that we do visit, we are always amazed. We have also recommended this restaurant to our family and friends because we know that they willContinue reading “Northeast Allie Restaurant Review-Brick & Brew”

Gullfoss Falls Iceland

  Our second stop on the epic Icelandic “Golden Circle Tour” was to the Gullfoss Falls. The area consists of two waterfalls, that are an upper and a lower waterfall. The name of it is translated to “Golden Falls” in English. It is true that the water itself does have a golden hue to it.Continue reading “Gullfoss Falls Iceland”

Why You Should Visit Thingvellir National Park

  If you are traveling to Iceland, one of the most popular tours that you will hear about is the Golden Circle Tour. Typically, the first stop on this tour is usually the Thingvellir National Park. If you are staying in Reykjavik, it is about a 45 minute drive, which is pretty close location wise.Continue reading “Why You Should Visit Thingvellir National Park”

The Magnificent Landscapes Of Iceland

  After we arrived in Iceland from the Keflavik International Airport, I instantly knew that we were somewhere truly spectacular. As the bus meandered down the roads to Reykjavik, all that you can see for miles and miles were these gorgeous lava fields. This makes a lot of sense because Iceland was formed from theContinue reading “The Magnificent Landscapes Of Iceland”

A Day Trip To The Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon In Iceland

  One of my favorite adventures in Iceland was going to the Glacier Lagoon! We used the Gray Line Tour Bus when we went, and it is about five hours away from the capital of Reykjavik to give you an idea of how long it takes to get there. This was one of the coolestContinue reading “A Day Trip To The Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon In Iceland”

Hiking The Kerid Volcanic Crater In Iceland

  When we were in Iceland, because we were not familiar with the area, we did utilize a touring company (Gray Line, they were amazing and I will link their site below) for the beginning of the trip to kind of get a feeling for the region. Once we felt more secure about our location,Continue reading “Hiking The Kerid Volcanic Crater In Iceland”

Exploring A Lava Tunnel In Iceland

  If you love a combination of history, nature, and adventure, you will definitely want to check out the Raufarhólshellir lava tube. It was created from the Leitahraun eruption about 5,200 years ago, and when you go in it, you can actually see its inner workings. We were staying in Reykjavik Iceland, and luckily thisContinue reading “Exploring A Lava Tunnel In Iceland”

Magical Vik Iceland

  Iceland has many spectacular areas, and the beauty of this place can honestly overwhelm the senses at times. Everywhere you look, it is as if all of the story book pages that you have read long ago were pulled from your thoughts and pushed into reality. I am being completely serious here, and outContinue reading “Magical Vik Iceland”

The Spectacular Landmarks Of Reykjavik

When we were exploring the city of Reykjavik Iceland, we found some of the most gorgeous landmarks, and places very specific to the region that you will want to check out when you are traveling there. I think it makes the most sense to go in the actual order in which we found them, soContinue reading “The Spectacular Landmarks Of Reykjavik”

Exploring Reykjavik Iceland

  Once we were settled in Reykjavik, the first thing that we wanted to do was explore the city itself. The main reason why we decided to lodge in this particular spot in Iceland is because it is the country’s largest city and capital. We figured since we had not traveled to the area before,Continue reading “Exploring Reykjavik Iceland”

A Journey To Reykjavik Iceland

  A couple years ago, it was a very busy period in my life. I was working all the time with crazy hours, my husband and I planned a wedding, got married, and then decided to go on a honeymoon somewhere far away, literally in a land that we only had dreamed of. This placeContinue reading “A Journey To Reykjavik Iceland”

Steps To Increase Your Confidence!

  I think I need to start out this article by saying that confidence is not always something that develops overnight. It is almost like this snowball that drifts down a mountain, and collects momentum as it goes. This snowball can start out as a very small wee thing, but as it starts rolling, itContinue reading “Steps To Increase Your Confidence!”

Wissahickon Valley Park

  One of our absolute favorite parks in the Philadelphia area is the Wissahickon Valley Park. My husband and I really enjoy a good hike, and with ample trails (the park is over 18,000 acres) you can really enjoy this natural landscape. In total this very large space also has 50 miles of trails, whichContinue reading “Wissahickon Valley Park”

The Best Locations In Portland Maine

Portland Maine is a very bustling city, and it is the perfect location if you want to see amazing lighthouses, eat delicious food, and even walk around shops in the downtown region. Also, it has a very prevalent art scene with its own Arts District that is centered around Congress Street. This is home toContinue reading “The Best Locations In Portland Maine”

Spruce Street Harbor Park A Fun Philly Destination

  About a week ago, one of my close friends from Lancaster was interested in a visit to the Philadelphia area. I was really excited to see her, and the first place that I thought of that she would really enjoy is the Spruce Street Harbor Park which is located on Penn’s Landing on theContinue reading “Spruce Street Harbor Park A Fun Philly Destination”

The Top Five Places I Recommend Visiting in Acadia National Park

One of the most magical places in the Northeast is the Acadia National Park located in Maine. The area has luscious pine trees, gorgeous ocean views, and the most amazing hiking spots. If you are like me, you will want to have an itinerary ready to go so you can make the most of yourContinue reading “The Top Five Places I Recommend Visiting in Acadia National Park”

Bar Island Acadia National Park Maine

If you are feeling adventurous, a hike to Bar Island is perfect for you when visiting Bar Harbor Maine. You literally have a time limit to go for your hike (one and a half hours before and after low tide.) There is a gravel land walking path that becomes submerged if you do not makeContinue reading “Bar Island Acadia National Park Maine”

Why You Should Visit Bar Harbor Maine

Maine has always been this mystical place in my mind, and before we traveled to Bar Harbor, I imagined it to be a beautiful northern woodland that resided in this remote location. When we finally had the opportunity to travel there, it was like this but so much more. I remember the drive up toContinue reading “Why You Should Visit Bar Harbor Maine”

Lacawac Sanctuary In The Pennsylvania Poconos

  The Lacawac Sanctuary is located in the Pennsylvania Poconos and has over nine miles of trails to hike. It is also a major influence in the scientific community through initiatives of research, education, and preservation with the conservation of the land located in this upstate Pennsylvania region. The Sanctuary has some of the absoluteContinue reading “Lacawac Sanctuary In The Pennsylvania Poconos”

Why It Is So Important To Spend Time In Nature

I think one of the most profound things that I have found and took note of from an early age was nature. One of my first memories is stepping out to the porch on a rainy day, talking to a kitten and taking note of a magnificent rainbow drifting in the sky. As we putContinue reading “Why It Is So Important To Spend Time In Nature”

Actions To Get Out Of A Slump!

  In this blog, it is important to me to share ways of finding positive focuses in life, whether it is through travel, or your wellness journey. One thing that is so crucial is to know how to get out of a slump, and I honestly think that by really working on this, you canContinue reading “Actions To Get Out Of A Slump!”

Boathouse Row The Iconic Philadelphia Landmark

  Boathouse Row is one of the most identifiable spots in Philadelphia. When you take the Schuylkill Expressway, you will drive past Boathouse Row right before you get into Center City. It is right by the Art Museum and the historical Fairmount Water Works. The weather was absolutely gorgeous this weekend, so we made aContinue reading “Boathouse Row The Iconic Philadelphia Landmark”

Ricketts Glen State Park

  Ricketts Glen State Park (located in Benton Pennsylvania) was highly recommended to us by a lot of locals when we stayed in the Poconos. This majestic park is known in upstate Pennsylvania for having amazing immersive nature trails with 22 named waterfalls. Within it are 13,193 acres of land located in Sullivan, Luzerne, andContinue reading “Ricketts Glen State Park”

Shuman Point The Pennsylvania Poconos

  When my husband and I travel, we always look for amazing hiking locations. Luckily, when we went to the Pennsylvania Poconos, we had ample opportunities. One of my favorite spots was Shuman Point because of its expansive forest resting right by Lake Wallenpaupack. The trail that we took was about three miles long, andContinue reading “Shuman Point The Pennsylvania Poconos”

Canoeing In Lake Wallenpaupack

  When we traveled up to the Poconos to explore Lake Wallenpaupack, we were immediately fascinated by everyone boating or in a canoe. My husband is pretty avid when it comes to the outdoors, so he was definitely for the idea of taking a canoe out on the calm lake waters. After checking into it,Continue reading “Canoeing In Lake Wallenpaupack”

Adventures In Hibernia County Park

Around a month or so ago, one of my best friends told me that she was scouting a location with nature perspectives. She is a photographer based out of Lancaster Pennsylvania, and was searching for something somewhat local, and also a place that provided gorgeous backdrops. Then, she had a really great idea and mentionedContinue reading “Adventures In Hibernia County Park”

Perkiomen Trail Pennsylvania

  There is something about early spring that gets the local crowds in Pennsylvania excited. We love the longer days after a winter cooped up inside, especially since our winters here can be very dark in addition to the bitter coldness. I mean, we absolutely love our snow days (when we do not have toContinue reading “Perkiomen Trail Pennsylvania”

Lake Wallenpaupack

If you are in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York area, you most likely have at least heard about the Poconos. The Poconos are a gorgeous rural area that are a very popular place to retreat into a more woodsy type atmosphere. There are a lot of lakes, mountain areas, and amazing hiking spotsContinue reading “Lake Wallenpaupack”

Bethlehem Steel Stacks

One of our favorite things to do when searching for an amazing place to travel is going to a location that has the combination of scenery, history, and walking areas. We found all of that and more in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania, and especially Bethlehem, was a very booming center of trade and industry during theContinue reading “Bethlehem Steel Stacks”

Natural Bridges State Park Santa Cruz California

When we traveled to San Francisco, we did end up taking a day to drive down the coast a little bit. It is worth the trip, and if you do go, you absolutely have to go to the Natural Bridges State Park. Scientists believe that the arches in the park were formed over a millionContinue reading “Natural Bridges State Park Santa Cruz California”

Lands End Park San Francisco

  Typically, when we are traveling somewhere new, we are on the move (quite literally). At the beginning of the planning process, we usually make a list of all of the unique attractions that are part of the history of an area, and then decide which ones we really want to visit. Since we areContinue reading “Lands End Park San Francisco”

Pier 39 San Francisco (A Great Place To See Sea Lions!)

We live in the Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania and absolutely love the beach. There are a couple months (mostly July and August) that are great for swimming and we usually go to the Jersey Shore. On all of our trips going “Down The Shore” as locals in Philly call it, I have never seen aContinue reading “Pier 39 San Francisco (A Great Place To See Sea Lions!)”

Why I Recommend Visiting The Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito California

  If you are in the Sausalito area in California, I highly recommend a trip to the Marine Mammal Center. It is an amazing organization that helps injured or distressed marine animals (such as seals, otters, or sea lions.) The center provides a source of rehabilitation which enables a fighting chance for these creatures toContinue reading “Why I Recommend Visiting The Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito California”

Why You Need To Visit The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps And Hidden Garden Steps In San Francisco

  I think that sometimes the creativity of a city can be hidden in the corners of it, so let me tell you, the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps and Hidden Garden Steps are amazing gems in San Francisco to find. These visual masterpieces were literally created from the actual people living in the neighborhoods ofContinue reading “Why You Need To Visit The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps And Hidden Garden Steps In San Francisco”

Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco

  In San Francisco, there is actually the oldest public Japanese Tea Garden in the United States. It was originally in an exhibit within the 1894 Midwinter International Exposition. After the exposition left, the creator, landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara maintained the garden and became a caretaker of the property. He was known to have putContinue reading “Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco”

A California Pacific Coast Highway Trip To The Santa Cruz Walton Lighthouse

  On our travels to the Bay Area, we felt for a more authentic California experience, we had to do at least a mini day trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. So one of the days, we set out, rented a car, and went for it. If time allows for it on your visit, thisContinue reading “A California Pacific Coast Highway Trip To The Santa Cruz Walton Lighthouse”

Why Exercise Is So Important

  Every day most of us take vitamins, but are we getting enough exercise into our routine? It is so important that we take care of our health and well being. In addition to a healthy diet, we have to remember to keep moving. I find exercise particularly helpful if I feel like I amContinue reading “Why Exercise Is So Important”

Muir Woods National Monument

  When we travel, it is important to us to visit places that connect us with the local nature and environment of the area. It is so good and healthy to enjoy the sun, Earth, and to really get a true sense of the history of the land. There is nothing like a hike amongContinue reading “Muir Woods National Monument”

Cable Car Museum San Francisco

  For years, before I had traveled to the Bay Area, I imagined that cable cars lined the streets. It may have been a particular rice commercial that had first enabled me to have this vision. If you grew up in the nineties, I think you know what treat I am referring to! Once weContinue reading “Cable Car Museum San Francisco”

A Journey To Yosemite

  Yosemite was on my mind a lot even before we got there. It has always been one of those places we always wanted to go to, and luckily it is not too far away from San Francisco (where our hotel was.) There are different restrictions depending on weather or the time of the year,Continue reading “A Journey To Yosemite”

The Golden Gate Bridge/Wave Organ With Interesting Historical Connections to Philadelphia

  Nothing says San Francisco like the Golden Gate Bridge. This may be one of the most iconic bridges, not just in the United States, but in the world. It was actually built during the Great Depression and has been quoted as being part of “American resolve and ingenuity.” The bridge itself typically carries aroundContinue reading “The Golden Gate Bridge/Wave Organ With Interesting Historical Connections to Philadelphia”

Twin Peaks Overlook San Francisco

  When we get to a city, one of the first things we generally will do is get a feel for the layout of the place. In San Francisco, we decided on the “Painted Ladies Tour Company” to get more interesting vantage points. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us in depth perspectives onContinue reading “Twin Peaks Overlook San Francisco”