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 the NorthContinue 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 coolest (literally)Continue 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, weContinue 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 this locationContinue 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 out ofContinue 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, itContinue 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 place wasContinue reading “A Journey To Reykjavik Iceland”

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. I wouldContinue 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 the DelawareContinue 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 absolute bestContinue reading “Lacawac Sanctuary In The Pennsylvania Poconos”

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 a littleContinue 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, and ColumbiaContinue 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, and becauseContinue 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, ourContinue 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 to driveContinue 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”

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 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”

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”

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”

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”