Back Road Trips: The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Back Road Trips: The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

I realized that time has quickly slipped by and it’s been almost a year since the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. I wanted to see what the festival was all about for several years. 2015 was the year I was finally able to get there. Tickets were purchased, the hotel was reserved, leave was scheduled, […]

Paolo’s Gelato Italiano, Charleston

Paolo’s Gelato Italiano, Charleston

I discovered Paolo’s Gelato quite by accident. You see, Paolo was one of the vendors at the Food Film Fest in Charleston this past November. There he was, in all his gelato glory, dishing out mini cones of Benne Wafer and Rice Pudding gelatos from his nifty ice cream cart. After waiting patiently to sample […]

The Plumsteadville Inn

The Plumsteadville Inn

Shopping makes you hungry! After a short trip to Doylestown for some Christmas shopping with my mom and my most adorable kid, we were starving and needed sustenance. Fortunately, the Plumsteadville Inn was on the way home. Remodeled in 2012, the Inn, restaurant, and tavern are updated, yet maintain the classic historical feel with exposed […]

El Galeón Andalucia

El Galeón Andalucia

Docked on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington sits a Spanish Galeón. The sails are down. Ropes crisscross the ship. Flags fly in the wind at the tops of the masts. El Galeón Andalucia is smaller than I would have imagined, yet thinking about it more, I realize that for the 1500s this baby was […]

Monticello in Photos

Monticello in Photos

Monticello is an amazing estate. Saturated in history, there are many words to describe this piece of American history. I would rather show it in photos. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a US National Register of Historic Places Site, and a US National Historic Landmark, Monticello gives us a peek into the life of […]

Back-Road Trips: 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cheraw, SC

Back-Road Trips: 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cheraw, SC

The idea of a stay-cation took flight several years ago as the economy stalled and people either wanted to save money or didn’t have money to spend on a vacation. Back-road day trips are another way to get out of town, yet save some money by staying closer to home. Fortunately there are many great […]

Steel Stacks in the Steel City

Steel Stacks in the Steel City

Bethlehem Steel. Although the name has changed several times since the company was first founded in 1857, Bethlehem Steel was once the second largest steel producer and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States. Mostly abandoned, the factory sat empty for many years until a large scale revitalization effort was underway. Today, the mill […]