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Halloween Around the World

October 30, 2014

Ask me anytime and my answer has always been the same, favorite holiday, Halloween. Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays, and is celebrated to this day in several countries around the globe. North America, particularly the US and Canada maintain the highest level of participation in this holiday. Typically 65% of all Americans partake in decoration of their homes and offices, making it second only to Christmas in levels of participation. What about some of the other countries around the world? read more

Road Tripping: Hudson River Valley – Part 2

October 29, 2014

We continue or 48 hour exploration of the Hudson River Valley, centering on the Sleepy Hollow area. Somehow rain invited itself along with us, but we didn’t let it deter us. If you would like to see the first half of our travels along the Hudson, check it out here. Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate: Kykuit, a Dutch word for lookout, has been home to four generations of the Rockefeller family and is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. read more

Road Tripping: Hudson River Valley – Part 1

October 23, 2014

We spent two days driving up and down the Hudson River Valley trying to see all that we could see. The valley was beautiful with rolling hills blanketed in trees and a river carving its way through the whole thing. The list of possible activities from hiking to art galleries and food choices from schnitzel to wineries were endless. Rain trailed us for a fair amount of time on our journey, but we didn’t let it deter us. Below are some of our favorites. read more

Spotlight: FDR Presidential Library and Museum

October 20, 2014

In October of 1929 Wall Street had the single worst day known as “Black Tuesday”. This event catapulted the U.S. in to the ten year Great Depression. In 1932 the United States had decided that it was time for a change and elected Franklin D Roosevelt. read more

Walking in the Cloud Forest at Machu Picchu

October 16, 2014

Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the cloud forest around 1450 and was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest around a century later. It sits on a peak in the Peruvian Andes some 7,970 feet above sea level and 50 miles northwest of Cusco. One of the most interesting draws to Machu Picchu is that it stood unknown to the outside world until 1911 when it was brought to its attention by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll. You can freely hike up to the Sun Gate and all around Machu Picchu with your ticket into the park. read more

A Day in Lively Provincetown, MA

October 9, 2014

Breakfast: We started our day in Yarmouth on the island of Cape Cod, and planning to spend the day in Provincetown, first thing we did was fuel up on the way. That is where The Red Cottage Restaurant of Dennis, Ma comes in. A local and tourist favorite alike, the cottage only takes cash and draws the crowds for good reason, ridiculously tasty food. I continued my quest for the world’s greatest French toast and sampled their French Toaster Foster, and if you are after a hint of banana liqueur with your breakfast, this is the route for you. read more

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