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Yuletide Lights Around the World

Yuletide Lights Around the World

Christmas Tree image courtesy Feelart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

There’s something about festive Christmas lights twinkling and blinking in the night that enhances entire cities at once. Thousands of decorations, led light displays, over-sized ornaments suspended high above busy shopping areas, and

6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

Fireworks by Terrapun, Courtesy of Shutterstock

Five, four, three, two, one…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cue the traditional song of Auld Lang Syne to usher in the dawning of another New Year. From Times Square in New York to Trafalgar Square in …

Five Cities for the Perfect Winter Getaway

Five Cities for the Perfect Winter Getaway

Frozen Lake Michigan in Chicago.
The St. Louis Arch from the river.
Sunset in New York.
One of the many squares in Savannah.

The holidays are drawing to a close and, once you have taken down all your decorations and

5 Must See Thanksgiving Day Parades

5 Must See Thanksgiving Day Parades

Photo credit: Macy's, Inc Turkey
Photo credit: Macy’s, Inc Turkey

As a major holiday, there are numerous activities and festivities to see and be part of, but none equals a spectacular Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nowadays, you can choose what location you want to the see …

A Painting Tour of New York

A Painting Tour of New York

Almost 47 million people from around the world visit New York City each year. The city offers much in the way of culture, entertainment, and cuisine. Local attractions have inspired many artists to pick up a brush throughout the decades. …

Explore America’s foundations on the East Coast

Explore America’s foundations on the East Coast

America is one enormous country, no doubt about it. It covers more surface area than most people will traverse in their lifetime, and yet, has a history that takes up a relatively small part of the world’s archives. Luckily, because …

Do New York City like a local

Do New York City like a local

 

I have something to confess. I’ve been having a luscious affair with New York City since the day I first set foot on its bubblegum-pocked streets. I try to leave, I try to explore other cities and cultures, but …

3 Father’s Day Getaways

3 Father’s Day Getaways

Getting away from the daily grind always has a reinvigorating effect on the psyche. Sometimes all it takes is an hour or two and other times it might take several weeks!  I have a friend who is still “reinvigorating” for …

Make it a Girl’s Weekend

Make it a Girl’s Weekend

The Casablanca Hotel is just yards from Times Square in NYC.

Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister or aunt, Mother’s Day is a great excuse to plan a girl’s weekend getaway. For some, that may just mean taking the …

Top 5 Destinations for a Truly Unforgettable Easter

Top 5 Destinations for a Truly Unforgettable Easter

When people think of Easter, the typical images that come to mind are brightly colored eggs, furry rabbits, and overjoyed children wielding copious amounts of candy. However, when that spring day rolls around each year, we experience something much deeper

The U.S. Hotbeds For St. Paddy’s Day Revelry

The U.S. Hotbeds For St. Paddy’s Day Revelry

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was celebrated in New York City, not Ireland, in 1762. That first parade consisted of a band of Irish ex-patriots and Irish military serving with the British Army which was stationed in New York …

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