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 are fairlyContinue 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 to haveContinue 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 of GoldenContinue 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 put allContinue reading “Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco”

A Clean Slate

Winter brings with it an opportunity to grow in the fact that it quite literally can bring you a clean slate to work with. In the northern part of the United States we are dealing with snowy conditions and in a way, it emotionally resonates with me. This is not particularly just in the factContinue reading “A Clean Slate”

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, this isContinue 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 am inContinue 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 among forestsContinue 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 we wereContinue 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, suchContinue 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 around fortyContinue reading “The Golden Gate Bridge/Wave Organ With Interesting Historical Connections to Philadelphia”

Dance of Winter’s Whispers

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 smooth resolve.Continue reading “Dance of Winter’s Whispers”

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 on theContinue reading “Twin Peaks Overlook San Francisco”

The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco

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. The PalaceContinue reading “The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco”

Diving Into A San Francisco Adventure!

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 but weContinue reading “Diving Into A San Francisco Adventure!”

The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide

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, but findingContinue reading “The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide”

Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

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 Zoo reallyContinue reading “Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania”

Green Spaces For Health

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. Finally,Continue reading “Green Spaces For Health”

A Very Philly Christmas Village!

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. It isContinue reading “A Very Philly Christmas Village!”

Bethlehem Christmas Market

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. Christmas isContinue reading “Bethlehem Christmas Market”

Photoshoot In Lancaster Pennsylvania

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 for us.Continue reading “Photoshoot In Lancaster Pennsylvania”

Rhode Island Adventures

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 from theContinue reading “Rhode Island Adventures”

Unique British Restaurants To Visit In The Philadelphia Area

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 enjoy aContinue reading “Unique British Restaurants To Visit In The Philadelphia Area”

A Day Trip To Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! I am so excited to go through some great day trip ideas if you are traveling to Jim Thorpe PA. This is such a gem in the Poconos, so if you are headed that way, it is a must stop region. Since my husbandContinue reading “A Day Trip To Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania”