The Best Things To Do In Ithaca New York

Ithaca, New York, is one of the most beautiful areas to visit in the Northeastern part of the United States. The region has some of the most gorgeous or as locals say “gorges” waterfalls that you will ever see, fabulous areas to hike, delightful farms/dairies, restaurants, breweries, and wonderful day trip activities as well. ThisContinue reading “The Best Things To Do In Ithaca New York”

Myers Point Lighthouse

Whenever we travel near a body of water, one of the first things that we look for is a lighthouse. They are always so beautiful and have this beacon of hope to them that is unlike any other structure. They literally shine light into darkness, and help vessels on the water navigate where they wouldContinue reading “Myers Point Lighthouse”

Ludlowville Park And The Secret Waterfall

If you are interested in seeing a really beautiful nature area that is a little off the regular path in the Ithaca New York region, you will want to check out Ludlowville Park and its secret waterfall. Perhaps the word “secret” is a little bold of a term, but I would say that it isContinue reading “Ludlowville Park And The Secret Waterfall”

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

One of the most vibrant and beautiful waterfall spots that you can hike in Ithaca is the Cascadilla Gorge Trail. On our travels there, we parked on Linn Street, and this was very close to the lower entrance of the waterfall. As you walk up to the main lower fall, you will cross a littleContinue reading “Cascadilla Gorge Trail”

Ithaca Farmers Market

When we were visiting Ithaca New York, we knew that we had to find a spot that provided healthy fresh foods to keep our energy up so we could fully enjoy our travels in between all of our hiking adventures. Luckily, we did find that at the Ithaca Farmers Market. The address of this locationContinue reading “Ithaca Farmers Market”

Taughannock Falls State Park

One of the most interesting and truly magnificent waterfalls that we had the opportunity to see while visiting New York was the Taughannock Falls. We stayed in Ithaca, and it took us a little less then 20 minutes to get there (about a 10 mile drive) and the location is slightly northwest of the city.Continue reading “Taughannock Falls State Park”

A Day Trip To The Elmwood Park Zoo

  One of our favorite local zoos in the Philadelphia area is the Elmwood Park Zoo. It is a very walkable and approachable spot, and many of the paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible. As a side note that there are slopes and hills in the park and paths, so just be aware of thatContinue reading “A Day Trip To The Elmwood Park Zoo”

Sheep Shearing Day At Fox Chase Farm

  For the last several years, I have had a slight obsession with sheep. After seeing them meander around the roads in Iceland, and watching their athletic ability when climbing mountains, I have been in awe at their strength and sweetness. After a winter stuck inside (not just with the weather but with a severeContinue reading “Sheep Shearing Day At Fox Chase Farm”

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden

Spring is a magical time in Pennsylvania. It feels like nature is starting to wake up, warmer weather bring us into her embrace, and the branches of the trees dance with blossoms and sparks of green. In the Northeast, we typically have pretty long winters (even in the spring, we can fluctuate with colder days.)Continue reading “Shofuso Japanese House And Garden”

Why You Should Visit The Fall Creek Suspension Bridge In Ithaca New York

The Fall Creek Suspension Bridge, which is located in Ithaca New York, is a must visit if you are traveling to or live in this beautiful and picturesque area. It is situated right by Fall Creek Drive (the address is 310 Fall Creek Drive, Ithaca NY, 14850), and it is also within the range ofContinue reading “Why You Should Visit The Fall Creek Suspension Bridge In Ithaca New York”

Ithaca Falls Natural Area

On our second day in Ithaca New York, as the light of the day awakened us, we noticed that rain was starting to mist from the sky. Luckily, we had all packed extra light jackets and sturdy shoes in case if for some reason we did manage to hit arduous weather conditions. After we hadContinue reading “Ithaca Falls Natural Area”

The Sagan Planet Walk Ithaca New York

Our first day in Ithaca New York was very bustling and we were all very excited to take in the views of this amazing place. After visiting several waterfalls and exploring nature for a bit, we decided to pop over to the city. The buildings in the city exuded an elegance and even though nightContinue reading “The Sagan Planet Walk Ithaca New York”

The Robert H. Treman State Park

  The first day that we arrived in Ithaca we tried to see as many waterfalls as possible. We were in luck when we found the Robert H. Treman State Park. To give you a little history on this area, Mr. Treman initially purchased this land area in 1915, which surrounded the Enfield Falls. ThisContinue reading “The Robert H. Treman State Park”

Buttermilk Falls Ithaca New York

  I had first heard about Ithaca New York about ten years ago, when a co-worker of mine at the time spoke very fondly of it. She had gone to school up at Ithaca College, and mentioned that the region was breathtakingly beautiful with no other area specifically like it on the East Coast. HerContinue reading “Buttermilk Falls Ithaca New York”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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”