A Few Taos Art Galleries to Spend the Day Visiting

Taos Art GalleriesThe breathtaking New Mexico mountain town of Taos is more than just a ski destination in the middle of the high desert. While the snow is great, and the historic Taos Village is a charming, the town has longer been known for its art scene. There are many acclaimed Taos Art Galleries that attract enthusiasts and collectors year round, as well as artists themselves. Taos is also home to a few great bed and breakfasts, including one celebrating famous local artists, that make for wonderful accommodations on your trip.

Posted in New Mexico | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

4 Outdoorsy Things to Do in Joseph, Oregon

Things to Do in Joseph, OregonIn Oregon’s backcountry you’ll find a small town at the tip of Wallowa Lake called Joseph. This small country town is surrounded by wilderness areas known for vast outdoors to explore, attracting adventurous types from all over the country who can’t wait to get their hands dirty and their feet wet. Being that it’s a quiet, quaint setting, Joseph just as easily attracts the book worm types that want to get out of the city and spend some time catching up on reading without any distractions and surrounded by natural beauty.

Posted in Oregon | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Head to These Jazz Clubs in Chicago

Jazz Clubs in ChicagoThe Windy City has long been known to rival New York for the coveted position of being the birthplace of Jazz. There are innumerable Jazz Clubs in Chicago where the likes of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, and Dave Brubeck made their debuts and found a home for themselves on the stage. The current jazz scene in Chicago is a healthy mix of contemporary styles with soothing classic sounds from the fathers and mothers of the genre, and worth experiencing if you are visiting the city.  

Posted in Illinois | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

6 Interesting Things to do in Harrisburg, PA

Things to Do in Harrisburg PAOn the banks of the Susquehanna River you’ll find Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. This city is known both for its beauty and rich history, having played a major role in the Westward expansion, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. Now one of the largest metropolitan areas in the state, Harrisburg attracts many visitors throughout the year. It offers the sights and attractions of a big city with the convenience and charm of a small town.

Here are 6 of the best things to do in Harrisburg, PA:

Posted in Pennsylvania | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Staying Near Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge? Here Are Four Recommendations

Gatlinburg or Pigeon ForgeMost towns on the edge of a National Park, like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN, weren’t much to see until congress passed a bill allowing the purchase of land for national forests. When the Great Smoky Mountain National Park was opened in 1939, Gatlinburg had 6 houses, a blacksmith, a Baptist church and a greater population of log cabin-dwellers that numbered 600. Pigeon Forge was slower to adapt to their new tourism economy, yet both towns are now coveted destinations surrounded by breathtaking beauty.

If you’re considering a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge to behold their history and surrounding landscape here are a few places worth staying at just outside the park.

Posted in Tennessee | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Presido of San Francisco is an Excellent Place to Visit

The Presidio of San FranciscoAnyone visiting San Francisco has undoubtedly had the desire to see the famous Golden Gate Bridge. There are many ways to go about viewing this bright red road suspended above the Golden Gate Chanel, connecting the progressive city with Marin County. Some people will drive across it in their cars, craning their necks back as they pass under the towers, while others will rent bicycles and tackle the windy, foggy ride across. If you’ve done research you may also have learned about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at the northern tip of the city, which is home to the Presidio of San Francisco.

Posted in California | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

5 Fantastic Places to Eat in Uptown Charlotte

Places to Eat in Uptown CharlotteAt the geographic heart of Charlotte, NC you’ll find its cultural heart as well. The Uptown neighborhood, positioned smack-dab in the middle of town, is home to most of the city’s well known institutions, its main business district, and also some the best restaurants in the region. Charlotte is one of the country’s fastest growing mid-size cities, which means you won’t be disappointed by its vibrant atmosphere, and myriad of activities. Among this beautiful city’s attractions are some very notable places to eat in Uptown Charlotte.

Posted in North Carolina | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

National Hot Tea Month

National Hot Tea MonthThe New Year is a time of goal setting to challenge ourselves. Many of us will opt for health oriented goals, which makes for the perfect overlap with January being National Hot Tea Month. This is a month to be educated in the health and lifestyle benefits of drinking tea, as well as an opportunity to celebrate by sampling new varieties and living in community with other tea lovers.

Posted in Massachusetts, Washington | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Seattle

Romantic Restaurants in Downtown SeattleThat time of year is upon us when lovebirds flock to coveted destinations for romantic getaways, and Seattle is certainly one of those spots. We are now only a month away from Valentine’s Day, so it’s time to start making those plans.  In the heart of the city any seeking sweetheart will find the beautiful Shafer Baillie Mansion, an urban bed and breakfasted in Capitol Hill, a downtown Seattle neighborhood. Just one block from Volunteer Park this breathtaking Tudor Mansion will take you to another era that has been likened to an urban version of Downton Abbey.

Posted in Washington | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Marblehead, MA

Things to do in Marblehead MAMarblehead, MA is a small coastal New England town bordering Salem – the site of the historic Salem Witch Trials. Marblehead has its own list of great attractions, and is in a great location just 16 miles north of Boston. The town is known for its roots in commercial fishing and yachting, as well as for being the birthplace of both the American Navy and Marine Corps Aviation. Marblehead was settled by Mayflower Pilgrims in 1629, and its residents were instrumental in the Revolutionary War.

Posted in Massachusetts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment