Spanning 250 acres, the New York Botanical Garden is a lush oasis in the Bronx, NYC’s northernmost borough. The grounds are breathtaking, and exploring this iconic institution is a must when you’re visiting the Big Apple. I’m a sucker for botanical gardens, and the New York Botanical Garden is a wor
Closer to Albany than to NYC, Saugerties is a mostly-rural town in New York’s Ulster County, with a surprisingly big-city palate within the village’s main drag. This village, incorporated in the early 19th century, features relaxed upstate vibes, more than just the occasional nod to the area’s Woods
Watkins Glen— the Finger Lakes region site of 1973’s epic Summer Jam and home to a beloved state park featuring 19 distinct waterfalls. This New York State Park is a Northeast US road trip mainstay, offering spectacular views for wide-eyed tourists and weekenders chasing waterfalls. You can
There’s more to Scottsdale, Arizona than golf courses and fancy spas!
As an East Coast girl, I’m super easily impressed by cactuses and other desert plants in their natural habitat. I’m also a fan of afternoon hikes, so I’m not surprised that Pinnacle Peak Park left me wide-eyed with delight at ever
Before we even boarded the plane to get to Mexico, we were already overwhelmed by the array of excursions available in the Cancún and Riviera Maya region of Quintana Roo. With only four full days and an entire resort’s worth of all-inclusive amenities to enjoy, I was extra picky about what we wanted
Located conspicuously off-strip and bright enough to read by, the Neon Museum sits on the very edge of the tourist-trekked portion of Las Vegas. Formerly— and lovingly still— known as the Neon Boneyard, the Neon Museum houses discarded signage from way back in Las Vegas’ arguably humble history to m
Oh, gardens— I love you so! And while Arizona’s Desert Botanical Garden might not have the charming formality of a traditional European-style garden, it’s gorgeous and breathtaking all the same.
Located 15 minutes from PHX and just a 20 minute Uber ride from Scottsdale, the Desert Botanical Garden
A little history
Atop a hill along the shore of Lake Champlain sits Fort Ticonderoga. The stately yet humble appearance of the fort belies a truly scintillating peek into Colonial US and Revolutionary War history. Whether legend or truth, the stories you’ll hear from docents and demonstrators paint
There's more to Cancún
Close your eyes and think of Cancun, Mexico— in particular, the highly touristed, densely built-up Zona Hoteleria (or Hotel Zone) just 20 minutes from the airport.
What comes to mind? Endless buffets? Unlimited margaritas? Vacationers gone wild at Coco Bongo? Well, yes.
Straddling the US/Canada border, the Thousand Islands region sits on the Saint Lawrence River. This archipelago boasts over 1,800 islands, varying in size from barely-enough-room-to-stand to over 40 square miles. Whether you’re exploring on the water or spending time in the towns dotting both shores
Here's a look at some of the lake views we had the pleasure of experiencing while in this quaint resort town in New York's Adirondacks region.
This photo is my entry to the #colorchallenge: #saturdayindigo by @kalemandra
I admit— as a teenager, I absolutely hated going up to Lake Georg
Re: Hotel Adeline in Scottsdale, Arizona
In a meticulously whatever-scaped world dominated by astonishingly verdant golf courses, conference-ready hotel chains, and high-end spa resorts, Scottsdale’s Hotel Adeline is an oasis in the desert. Featuring bright murals, punny neon colloquialisms, and mor