palmsprings1
CA
Palm Springs

I’ve been to Palm Springs, California (not Palm Beach, Florida) twice; once as a kid and once after college.  During both of those trips, we did the obvious cheesy things like riding the aerial tramway and go to the outlets.  My good friend Natasha’s wedding brought me out to Palm Springs once more but this […]

northfork7
NY
North Fork in the Fall

I’ve been to the North Fork in Long Island many times; it’s one of my favorite weekend getaways during the Summer.  The Summer is probably the most popular time to visit the North Fork but after this last trip, I would have to say that the Fall is also a great time.  What I love […]

la1
CA
LA Scrapbook

I’ve been going to LA ever since I was a little girl.  I have tons of friends and family there so naturally, it’s become my home away from home.  LA has changed so much in these last couple of years that I have to admit, it’s starting to grow on me.  I love that LA […]

seattle5
WA
Best Things To Do in Seattle

I’ve been to Seattle a couple of times now to visit my best friend Janelle who lives there.  Each time I go, I always end up doing the same tourist driven activities because my travel companion at the time has never been.  Since I’ve been to most of the must-see and do things in Seattle, […]

jacobriispark1
NY
Jacob Riis Park

I didn’t think it was possible but I discovered a new beach this Summer in New York; Jacob Riis Park.  If you’re familiar with Rockaway Beach, Jacob Riis is on the West side of the isle.  Rockaway Beach is my favorite in New York because there’s easy subway access (the A train goes directly to […]

girlsweekend_cover
NY
The Perfect Girls Weekend

I very much believe there is a recipe for the perfect girls weekend: 1) an easy-going and organized hostess 2) a good group of girls preferably all easy-going 3) good wine 4) really well stocked in wine 5) good food 6) and location, location location!  I met my good gal pal Natasha exactly 6 years […]

ATLcover
United States
Atlanta

My college roommate moved to Atlanta last Fall and I was due for a visit.  I didn’t know that much about Atlanta.  I’ve only been to Atlanta once as a kid.  My family went on a road trip to Disney world in Florida and Atlanta was one of our pit stops.  I have to be […]

roadtriptotaos20
United States
Road Trip to Taos

I get asked all the time, how do I find the places I go to during my travels.  I mentioned previously in my Santa Fe post (read here) that I do basic research of the destination city but the most invaluable source of advice is from the locals; from the people who live and work […]

santafe20
United States
Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico has been on my travel bucket list for the lure of New Mexican food, the beautiful landscapes, and the old adobe architecture.  Santa Fe seemed like a city that was a world away from New York so I had to check it out.  From New York, it’s not a one-stop destination; […]

bridgeport13
CT
Bridgeport

I know what you’re thinking Bridgeport, CT:  WOOF.  I had the same feeling when my girlfriend Marcella invited me to her home for the weekend.  Wait, let me start from the beginning of how we met.  We met last Summer while we were on a kayaking trip to Bannerman Castle near Cold Spring, NY (read […]

hudsonvalley10
NY
A Day in the Hudson Valley

I’m a bona fide city girl but every once in a while the country girl in me craves nature and wide open spaces.  I grew up in New City, New York which is located in the low Hudson Valley; my parents still have a home there.  I love going back to my parent’s house because […]

IMG_4520
NY
Montauk Scrapbook

My parents took me to Montauk for the first time when I was a kid over 25 years ago; it was pretty desolate and had a small fishing village vibe, there was a lighthouse and state parks.  It was in no way the destination it is today.  Over the years, it’s changed so much it’s […]