Because I went to college around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I always passed through Reading. Recently I had the opportunity to make a stop in the city to visit a friend. She took me to the famous Pagoda of Reading, Pennsylvania. The Pagoda is located on top of Mt. Penn. The drive to get there is a… Read More Views from the Pagoda in Reading, PA
My friend and I thought we were finished with athletic travel but we woke up and tried again the next day. We tried to make it to Hanauma bay but park was closed on a Monday. Not wanting to waste a 25 minute drive, we parked in a lot along the coast and headed for… Read More Saying “aloha” to Oahu
The island of Oahu is a quick 30 minute flight from Maui. Once we landed, I could already see the differences between this island and the last. Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii so it more populated and full of skyscrapers. It reminded me a lot of stepping foot in a south eastern Asian country. There were… Read More Honolulu who??
In Granada, Spain, El Niño is famous for his intricate murals splashed all over the city. El Niño puts a spin on graffiti and shows that it can be an art form. Raúl Ruiz, or better known as El Niño, was born in Madrid, but lives and works in Granada, Spain. His style is distinct.… Read More The murals of El Niño
Frenchtown, New Jersey has a quaint downtown area parallel to the Delaware river. This hidden gem is particularly charming in the autumn. The leaves are changing all the shops open for visitors. Many of the shops cater to older and younger crowds alike. There are antique and homewares shops aside used book shops and… Read More Frenchtown, New Jersey: worth a visit in the fall
During the day, West Chester, Pennsylvania is a tame place with a walk-able downtown. By night, the college crowd and young professionals come out to play. Both West Chesters are fun to explore. In the daylight, West Chester is teeming with patrons shopping and eating outside. There are great costume shops and antique places to… Read More West Chester, PA: Daytime versus nighttime
My favorite part of my most recent visit to Pittsburgh was the nighttime boat tour we took. Pittsburgh sparkles at night. The boat traversed the three rivers that split apart the city: The Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. Our boat ride included a guided tour. The one we chose was a “strange facts of Pittsburgh” tour. We… Read More A nighttime boat tour of Pittsburgh, PA