California · United States

Battery Point Lighthouse & Museum – Crescent City, California

Crescent City is located at the very tippy-top of California.  I found a great map on Pinterest of this area: If you look at the "inset" box on the top right, you will find the Battery Point Lighthouse. The lens (in the tower's lantern room) lit up the night sky for the first time in… Continue reading Battery Point Lighthouse & Museum – Crescent City, California

California · United States

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Northernmost Tip of California

Located not far from the border of Oregon, is the last in a long stream of redwood parks that stretch up the California coast.   Just drive 9-miles east from Crescent City (near the ocean) inland & you will find this untrammeled redwood forest.  This is one of the most "pure" of redwood parks.  You can't… Continue reading Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Northernmost Tip of California

California · United States

California’s Redwood Highway

Marin, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties. The Pacific Coast Highway. I would love to see these areas on a driving trip up the California coast. So I'm going to to do a little research on the small, coastal towns, beaches, and any other attractions along the way.    What originally caught my eye was this picture of… Continue reading California’s Redwood Highway

Cruises · general info

Ready for a cruise get-away? Learn everything you need to know from the world’s leading cruise trade association website

http://videos.cruising.org/considering-your-first-cruise CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) is "the" cruise industry trade association and it is dedicated to educating and advocating for the cruise ship community.  You can't find a better wealth of information than what you see on its website: https://www.cruising.org/ I retrieved the above video about all of the different styles of cruising on… Continue reading Ready for a cruise get-away? Learn everything you need to know from the world’s leading cruise trade association website

Louisiana · United States

Three Eclectic New Orleans restaurants:

If you want to feel like you've just stepped into a Parisian café, then you should check out La Crêpe Nanou > http://lacrepenanou.com/ Located at 1410 Robert Street in New Orleans. This art-deco inspired bistro serves dinner, dessert, and brunch plus a nice selection of wine and liqueur.  All of the menu items are offered… Continue reading Three Eclectic New Orleans restaurants:

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Alfresco Dining (the enchantment of dining outdoors)

There is just something magical about dining outside.  The picture above (located at Spencer's Restaurant in Palm Springs, California) caught my eye.  Everything about it is enchanting.  Hanging lanterns, glowing table lamps, and the flickering flames from a fire pit transform an ordinary day into something mystical. Any alfresco dining will do!  Here are some… Continue reading Alfresco Dining (the enchantment of dining outdoors)

North Carolina · United States

Asheville, North Carolina ( 4 fun things to try: a Double Decker bus coffee shop, a rooftop mansion tour, a salt cave, & a board game cafe)

Asheville is located near the Blue Ridge mountains and is a fun place to visit!  The downtown area has so many unique restaurants and shops.  I found three fun ideas of places to explore while you are in the area.  But before I get to those, check out the map below: 1.) Double D's Coffee… Continue reading Asheville, North Carolina ( 4 fun things to try: a Double Decker bus coffee shop, a rooftop mansion tour, a salt cave, & a board game cafe)