Orchid Range at Duke Farms

A Spring Day at Duke Farms in New Jersey

Duke Farms, a 2740 acre estate of woodlands, meadows and gardens near Hillsborough in northern New Jersey was once the residence of one of America’s richest families.  Now, it’s a public park dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability, offering an oasis of tranquillity in one of the country’s most populous states. Frankly, I knew nothing about…

Boots on Boston's Freedom Trail

A (Personal) Walking Tour of Boston’s Neighbourhoods

Boston is a city of history.  The history is in the ground itself, in the Freedom Trail, the two-and-a-half mile line of red bricks set into the sidewalk.   It’s in the statues of stately Americans long gone, the plaques on buildings boasting of their revered status, and the memorials to monumental events of the past.…

Hancock Tower Boston

The Pru: Beautiful Views of Boston From Above

The first thing you notice when you exit the elevator is the sea. From the Skywalk – the viewing floor 50 storeys above ground level in the Prudential Building – Boston’s role as a harbour city is undeniable. From the sea, my eyes are drawn next to the John Hancock Tower, the tall, dark, shiny…

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Why I Loved the Women In Travel Summit in Boston

Bloggers Solo Mom Takes Flight, Kidventurous, The Voyage Vixens, and Adventurous Kate dish out advice. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The 2015 Women In Travel Summit (WITS), held this year at the Revere Hotel in Boston, was my first experience of a travel blogging conference.  Prior to the Cosmo Blog Awards…

Street art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Suitcase Stories: March 2015

If you’ve read my post about Travel Plans and Dreams for 2015, you’ll know that I’m on a mission to complete the ‘Take 12 Trips Challenge’ this year, with the goal of exploring at least one new place, near or far, each month.  Along with the challenge, I’ve decided to start a monthly round-up of…