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Fall is in the Air at Connecticut’s Devil’s Hopyard State Park

Devil’s Hopyard State Park in Southeastern Connecticut is known for beautiful Chapman Falls, scenic hiking trails, a historic covered bridge, and stunning fall foliage. This park is incredible anytime of the year, although even more so during the gorgeous fall season. The odd name comes from an old legend that Satan was seen at the park. The […]

A Beautiful Fall Hike through Blue Hills Reservation

Blue Hills is one of the most beautiful places to hike in New England. This 7000 acre urban oasis, located just 10 miles outside of Boston, is an amazing place to visit any time of year. The fall is a particularly scenic time of the year, especially during peak fall foliage. Mike & I have […]

Vacation Spotlight: A trip to New York’s Catskill Mountains

Mike surprised me this year with a relaxing birthday trip to the Catskill Mountains (what a great idea!). Located in the southeastern section of New York, these mountains are the perfect escape from New York City’s crowds, congestion, and pollution. Mike booked 3 nights at Emerson Resort and Spa, a beautiful property located in Mt. […]

The Beautiful Canyons of Illinois’ Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park is frequently rated the top attraction in Illinois. The park is very popular with over 2 million visits a year. Known for its’ beautiful canyons and waterfalls, Starved Rock is one of the most popular escapes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. The park gets it’s name from an old […]

Fantastic Pittsburgh Skyline Views: Duquesne Incline & Station Square

On our road trip home from Chicago, Mike and I wanted to check out a new city. We had heard a lot of good feedback about Pittsburgh. Since it was near the halfway point of our route, we decided to give it a try. Pittsburgh was a lot nicer than I expected with a beautiful […]

10 Free Things to Do & See in Chicago

Visiting a big city does not always equate to spending big bucks. In fact, cities can often be the cheapest tourist destinations considering the many free attractions. Chicago is home to some of the world’s top tourist attractions including world class zoos, museums, and parks. Many of these attractions are completely free. In fact, most […]

Chicago Lakefront Path: 36 Miles of Stunning Lake and Skyline Views

I have always wanted to spend the day riding along Chicago’s magnificent 18 mile long Lakefront Path. Despite living in the city for years, I never managed the opportunity. Most of my visits have taken place during the snowy winter months. There are plenty of fantastic things to do in Chicago; a ride along the […]

Hiking with Blackhawk: Lowden State Park

Lowden State Park in Oregon, Illinois is most famous for its’ historic 50 foot tall, 100 ton Blackhawk statue. The statue, which is dedicated to all Native Americans, stands as the world’s second largest concrete monolithic statue. We were able to get up close and take some amazing pictures of the statue, although the most […]

3 Things to do in Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, the 8th largest city in Massachusetts, offers plenty of fun attractions for history buffs. Located just an hour outside of Boston, and a half hour from Providence, Fall River is the ideal destination for a day trip for those living or traveling near either of these 2 cities. Make sure to plan room for […]

10 Free Things to do in Southern California

Not surprisingly, due to the beautiful natural surroundings and many cultural attractions, there are endless free things to do in Southern California. Even if you are strapped for cash, you are bound to have enough free activities to entertain yourself on your trip. No need to concentrate on pricey theme parks, restaurants, and tours. The […]