Only about an hour’s drive from New York City, apple picking at Masker Orchard is a popular fall-time activity- plus it’s pet friendly! One of the things that I like about this orchard is that it doesn’t actually have to be an expensive day out. Both parking and admission are free, and visitors are free … More Apple Picking at Masker Orchards- An NYC Day Trip
While the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of my favorite museums in New York, I’d only managed to visit The Cloisters this past winter. Located in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, this offshoot of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is easy enough to get to from the city via public transportation, but I … More Museum Spotlight- The Met Cloisters
While Chicago is know for its windy and wild winters, its summers more than make up for the frosty seasons.
I took my first trip to Chicago in August, and the warm weather had me sticking close to the Chicago River for the entire day. … More How to Spend a Day on the Chicago River
Capitol Reef National Park is one of the few national parks I never seem to hear about. It’s relatively close to its more famous siblings; Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, and Bryce National Parks, but despite being a part of Utah’s “Big Five” National Parks, I don’t think I’d ever heard the name before we were rolling … More My New Favorite National Park- Capitol Reef
I’m going to start this off by saying that in no way am I an expert hiker. In fact, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to call myself an athletic hiker. Having been born and raised at sea level, the second I start hitting an incline all bets are off and … More Top Five Hikes at Capitol Reef National Park
For someone who has been to Las Vegas on three separate occasions, I truly have no interest in gambling. The brightly lit machines are pretty and that’s about the extent of my awareness of the casino floor. There is, however, a reason that I keep returning to the city; its abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment … More What to Do In Las Vegas if You’re Not a Gambler
The bright blue sky and deep reds and oranges of this park were so inspiring to the National Geographic Society that they petitioned Kodak Film Corp to name this Utah park after the popular Kodachrome film of the time. Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small park located just past Bryce Canyon National Park, so … More The Photo-Friendly Kodachrome Basin State Park
The Badlands National Park is what I affectionately like to call a “flyover park”. It’s actually one of my favorite Midwestern parks but it gets constantly overlooked due to its location in relation to the more popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! While it’s technically possible to do all three of these parks as … More What’s So Bad About Badlands National Park?
Anyone who has been on a roadtrip of the American Midwest has surely seen the billboards advertising free iced water at Wall Drug and after a few dozen signs, one can’t help but wonder- what’s that all about? Originally purchased in 1931, the Wall Drug Store made its claim to fame when the owner’s wife … More What the Heck is Wall Drug?
Since the mid 1800’s the world at large has had multiple celebrations designed to showcase national achievements. While the US tends to refer to these events as World Fairs, more modernly they are usually known as Expos- Dubai is just wrapping up their Expo 2020 this month. This World’s Fair was themed “Peace Through Understanding” … More Let’s Take a Step Back to 1964