Apple Picking at Masker Orchards- An NYC Day Trip

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

Swimming in Dubrovnik

If you’re visiting Dubrovnik in warmer weather and fancy a swim, there are several different locations to choose from. Seeing as it was pretty chilly, we didn’t want to go out of our way to find a nearby beach when there were several just outside of the Old Town walls that would suit us just … More Swimming in Dubrovnik

Manchester, England

Working our way down from York, Manchester was the next stop on our meandering trip through England. What was once the world’s largest marketplace for cotton goods during the British Industrial Revolution, Manchester has gone through an extensive transformation over the past few decades. Large sections of the city have been modernized and old cotton … More Manchester, England

DIY Tolkien Tour

Although the Lord of the Rings movies have irrevocably entangled the novels with the country of New Zealand, J.R.R Tolkien spent much of his youth in Birmingham, England, which has proudly claimed many of his childhood haunts as inspiration for various scenes in the famous stories. As a Lord of the Rings enthusiast (who’s already … More DIY Tolkien Tour