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Fall Halloween Fun in Salem, Massachusetts

Any Halloween fan must pay a visit to Salem, Massachusetts, known by many to be the “Halloween Capital of the World.” The historical significance of the town, most notably the infamous witchcraft trials of 1692, draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, especially during the month of October. Make sure to visit the Witch’s […]

10 Great Western Attractions

Although each section of the US has its’ own beautiful places, I have to say the West’s diversity & breathtaking natural wonders is pretty hard to top. The diverse geography, beautiful mountains, and abundance of natural wonders make it an easy choice for me. Beautiful desert landscapes, sandy beaches, towering redwood trees, bustling cities, charming rural […]

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 […]