3 books to read before going on a roadtrip or hike

Since COVID-19, we have been (safely) going on long adventurous roadtrips and hikes. Here are a few books to get you excited about a ROADTRIP: On the Road by Jack Kerouac 2. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara 3. Blue Highways: A Journey into America Three books to read before a long trek orContinue reading “3 books to read before going on a roadtrip or hike”

5 Lowcountry Coastal Towns to Visit

“Low country”, refers to a distinctive geographic area, culture, and cuisine that is unique to the South Carolina Coastal region, but sometimes extends to Sea Islands and coastal regions of Georgia and Northern Florida. Known for its shrimp boats, intricate estuaries, sweet tea and sweeping verandas. The region is originally known for rice, indigo andContinue reading “5 Lowcountry Coastal Towns to Visit”

Ways to celebrate Black History Month without leaving NYC

African-Americans have been living and contributing to the development of New York City since 1626. While early inhabitants were forced here through the Dutch West Indies trade. A large number of African-Americans moved up north during the great migration of the 19th century for economic opportunity and better treatment. A large number of Black NewContinue reading “Ways to celebrate Black History Month without leaving NYC”

A Day in Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, America’s Sailing Capital, is known for its rich Maritime history. Its name is almost synonymous with the famous Naval Academy on site. The Capital of Maryland, is laid between the Chesapeake Bay and Severn River. While the city still remains the State Capital of Maryland, you feel like you are going back to ColonialContinue reading “A Day in Annapolis, Maryland”

A Day in… Polignano a Mar, Italy

The dramatic towering cliffs contrast the clear turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and are perfect for any shutter-happy tourist. Italy’s Polignano a Mar, is one coastal town in the largest region in Italy,  Apulia (or Puglia in English) known for its picturesque mountain top villages and rolling countryside. The iconic beach town is popularContinue reading “A Day in… Polignano a Mar, Italy”

10 Days in Andalusia, Spain

Andalusia, the heart and soul of Spain, has much to offer visitors to Southern Spain, from flamenco, Moorish architecture, and great food. Tapas, or small plated meals, originated in Andalusia as a free accompaniment to an alcoholic beverage at a bar, but are now offered as a meal of sampling and sharing with friends. BarsContinue reading “10 Days in Andalusia, Spain”

A weekend in Nashville, TN

Nashville, nicknamed “Music City,” as the birthplace of country music, gave rise to such stars as Taylor Swift and Billy Ray Cyrus. With its southern charm and famous music scene, Nashville has become a tourist destination and not only for country music fans. The city has blown up for group destination travel celebrating milestone birthdays,Continue reading “A weekend in Nashville, TN”

A weekend in Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Santa Ynez Valley is a picturesque destination, known for its rolling hills dappled with vineyards, western-style storefronts, and the iconic Danish-style architecture in the town of Solvang. Ronald Reagan, Dolly Parton, and Fess Parker, who played Davy Crocket, have all had homes in this region. Fess Parker loved it so much he even created anContinue reading “A weekend in Santa Ynez Valley, CA”

A weekend in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, named the Emerald City for its lush evergreen forest, is the birthplace of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon.The whole Pacific Northwest has the trifecta of natural beauty: water, mountains, and forests, and Seattle has it all. Seattle, what I think of as the cleaner and greener San Francisco, is also a city of seven hills.Continue reading “A weekend in Seattle, Washington”

Three days in Reykjavik, Iceland

The iconic blue lagoon, the meeting of plate tectonics and the first known Geyser make Iceland a unique long weekend getaway for East Coasters. Iceland’s location and the sub 6 hour flight makes it an easy layover for a further European destination or quick getaway. The locals are friendly, kind, helpful, and most are fluentContinue reading “Three days in Reykjavik, Iceland”