Lacawac Sanctuary In The Pennsylvania Poconos

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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 weContinue reading “Why It Is So Important To Spend Time In Nature”

Actions To Get Out Of A Slump!

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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 andContinue reading “Adventures In Hibernia County Park”

Perkiomen Trail Pennsylvania

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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 hikingContinue reading “Lake Wallenpaupack”

Bethlehem Steel Stacks

Advertisements 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 duringContinue reading “Bethlehem Steel Stacks”

Natural Bridges State Park Santa Cruz California

Advertisements 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 aContinue reading “Natural Bridges State Park Santa Cruz California”

Lands End Park San Francisco

Advertisements 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!)

Advertisements 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 seenContinue reading “Pier 39 San Francisco (A Great Place To See Sea Lions!)”

Why I Recommend Visiting The Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito California

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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

Advertisements 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”

Dance of Winter’s Whispers

Advertisements These winter evenings captivate my soul. A type of resilience rings true for those who can contain even the darkest of nights. The fire ever crackles on my heels, singing a song of howling wood. When the dusk of day is simmering in the distance, one can walk through fields of silence with smoothContinue reading “Dance of Winter’s Whispers”

Twin Peaks Overlook San Francisco

Advertisements 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”

The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco

Advertisements Once we arrived in San Francisco, we dropped off our luggage at the hotel and decided to go right out and explore right away. There was no time to waste! We called a driver and found ourselves at one of the most iconic places in the Bay Area… The Palace of Fine Arts. TheContinue reading “The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco”

Diving Into A San Francisco Adventure!

Advertisements Our San Francisco trip last winter was so much fun! I hope you enjoy these stories, ideas, places, and of course adventures… It was so early, one of those mornings where the birds are not even singing yet, you know the kind. I am not sure how much I slept the night before butContinue reading “Diving Into A San Francisco Adventure!”

The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide

Advertisements We are officially into the holidays, and this guide should help you navigate them with fun activities and lots of cheer! Personally, for me, this time of year means spending time with family, and practicing gratitude for all the good things that have happened. Of course, some years are more hectic then others, butContinue reading “The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide”

Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

Advertisements This year, we have super ramped up all of our outdoor activities, and the holidays are no exception! I do have to say it is pretty cool that a lot of really festive events are actually outside. We always like to research various places in the area before going out, and the Elmwood ZooContinue reading “Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania”

Green Spaces For Health

Advertisements I have been hearing so much about green spaces recently, and how it can be beneficial for our health. A green space can be a forest, field, park, or even a little garden. I believe especially in Winter, it is so important that we get outside, and enjoy the beautiful rays of the sun.Continue reading “Green Spaces For Health”

A Very Philly Christmas Village!

Advertisements The Philadelphia Christmas Village holds a very special place in my heart. Several years ago, my husband actually proposed by it, and it is one of those landmarks that are near and dear to me. There is something unique about it that is very Philadelphia, while wrapping in a traditional German market feel. ItContinue reading “A Very Philly Christmas Village!”

Bethlehem Christmas Market

Advertisements I feel like that this year especially, we have been eagerly awaiting the holidays. The changing of the seasons always invigorates me, and I know winter is close once the first days of December arrive. There is something magical about the change to crisp weather, and snow dusting the yard in the morning. ChristmasContinue reading “Bethlehem Christmas Market”

Photoshoot In Lancaster Pennsylvania

Advertisements I have known my friend Marisa for over ten years. She is one of those people that see life in amazing perspectives, and that shines through in her photography. A couple weeks ago, we decided to have a get together at the Lancaster County Park, and she offered to do an anniversary photoshoot forContinue reading “Photoshoot In Lancaster Pennsylvania”

Rhode Island Adventures

Advertisements Several years ago in November, my husband and I went up to Rhode Island on my work trip, and we ended up making a mini vacation out of it. The place really captivated my heart, and I was inspired by this New England state. Rhode Island has amazing views, seafood, parks, historic houses fromContinue reading “Rhode Island Adventures”

Unique British Restaurants To Visit In The Philadelphia Area

Advertisements I have always enjoyed learning about British culture. Any place that was home to The Beatles, Jane Austen, and J.R.R. Tolkien is esteemed in my book. Honestly though, besides the historical contributions of England, they actually have pretty decent food! This is my personal review of two wonderful British restaurants that you can enjoyContinue reading “Unique British Restaurants To Visit In The Philadelphia Area”

Local Living In The Northeast

Advertisements Hello Everyone! My name is Allie and I am from the Philadelphia area in the Northeast part of the United States. This blog has been in my mind for some time, and it is truly amazing to finally put my thoughts into words on here. On this blog, you can expect perspectives on life,Continue reading “Local Living In The Northeast”

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