It’s a Library

A quiet spot to stop and read a book, use the internet, and get pamphlets about other events and museums around the city. When I saw the sign I assumed is was a library dedicated to displaying all of the literature that has been written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, wrong. This is simply…

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Bayard Cutting Arboretum

New York, not all brick city, but the state of wonder and all possibilities. No place like New York exists in the United States, where else can we find such a rich mix of culture living harmoniously? If you are a child of an immigrant, for most, New York was their point of entry, and…

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Gems in Germany

Rain greeted me my first day in Europe! For years I planned to loose my European virginity in England, but Germany won the prize. Looking out during the final 30 minutes of the flight I was in awe of the landscape. Nothing but shades upon shades of green and as we landed, rain, pouring rain.…

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The Burger, The Cathedral and The Croissant!

The Burger Isn’t she beautiful? Don’t dare ask me where I was when I ate this burger, all I know is that I was in Strasbourg France, we somehow stepped out of the car into a monsoon, and this was the closest cover. Soaking wet, slightly unnerved, but also hungry, we sat down in a…

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Niceness In Napa!

Napa is a stones throw from my grandparents backyard, literally 35 miles. Napa has always seemed like an unattainable destination that was designed for the rich to bask in the shade of vineyards while sipping a vintage Merlot. Never did I think I could afford a trip to the world famous Napa Valley. Quick Misconceptions…

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My Emotional Outlet

Yesterday someone asked me what satisfaction I get out of blogging when the goal of most bloggers is social media status and temporary internet fame. I thought about it for a while and asked myself the same question, what satisfaction do I get out of blogging? The answer is simple, yet complicated, blogging is an…

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Now Let’s Hike

Ok. Now that the kiddies have been settled and watered, everyone has gone to the bathroom, sunscreen and bug spray applied, its time to actually get out and enjoy the hike. The El Tovar trail provides options for all types of hikers, it also provides a smoother path to accommodate wheelchairs and also strollers. This…

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Before You Hit The Trail!

Visiting national parks is a great way to spend your summer days. There is nothing better than the great outdoors to improve your mental health, enrich friendships, and spend uninterrupted quality time with your family. Before you get in the car and take the drive, here are a few tips that can save you a…

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Arizona Loading

I planned to be organized, intentional, focused and write little blurbs summarizing each day. Though my intentions were genuine, the reality is that it didn’t always happen. First of all I was simply not prepared for the beauty of Arizona. I thought it would be hot, dry, brown, and the real beauty would be seen…

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What The Pho Phoenix!

Who would think temperatures in the hundreds would welcome a hot steaming, spicy, sour bowl of Pho? The weather in Phoenix has me reminiscing on the summer I spent in Egypt 10 years ago. The sun is simply spectacular but your skin sizzles as temperatures peak in the early evening upwards of 110 degrees. As…

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My Something Beautiful

Happy 18th Birthday Kam! If I am speaking honestly, I was never really sure about becoming a mother. As a girl I always loved babies but I never had dreams of being a mother. I wasn’t sure if I would be a good mother, and I also thought I would spend my twenties traveling the…

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Dominica, Not The Dominican Republic

No, I have nothing against the Dominican Republic but so many people are unaware that the beautiful unspoiled small island of Dominica exists. Dominica sits between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. If you are cruising on one of the smaller ships Dominica is a sweet stop I would highlight recommend. This is not…

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