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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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. The address for the tea garden is 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118. The summer hours that you can visit are March 1stContinue reading “Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco”

Muir Woods National Monument

One of the most peaceful and delightful spots you can walk through near the Bay Area is Muir Woods, and it is definitely worth a visit! You totally get lost in the ages of the beauty in this place (some of the redwoods are on average 600-800 years old and have grown over 200 feet.)Continue reading “Muir Woods National Monument”

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”

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