The Aching Heart of the City That Never Sleeps

42nd St towards the Chrysler Building, NYC, quarantine

There’s an ache in my chest as I witness my city silenced for the second time in my life. It’s Friday. Rush hour. You can hear a pin drop. The shadows are heavy. The mirrored reflections are motionless.

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Skyline Drive-A Detour Worth Taking

Blue Ridge Mountain overlook on Skyline drive, Shenandoah National park

During our two week road trip down the East Coast of the US we took a detour that would bring us to the best views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Lake Placid, NY—Capturing Hearts & History

Lake Placid Olympic Village Mountain View, Adirondacks, New York

Lake Placid is a welcome addition to the bountiful adventures New York State has to offer. Tucked away in the Adirondack Mountains, this area holds its place in history and people’s hearts.

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Top 10 Bone Chilling Haunts of Long Island

Haunted House by pixabay.com

Long Island is a playground for the paranormal that is both frighteningly irresistible and terrifyingly alluring. Those who are brave or seemingly crazy charge you with the tasks to stir the dead and tempt your fate with angry and jealous spirits. Those who admire and respect these entities search quietly and keep a distance, being satisfied as a witness to their presence.

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The Most Visited Zoo in Europe-Zoo Berlin

famous entry gate to Zoo Berlin, Germany

We love checking out the local zoos when we travel and are pretty tough to impress. The Berlin Zoo is at the top of our list with 20,000 animals, 1300 species and 82 acres (33 hectares) to explore! It is the most visited zoo in Europe.

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The Breathtaking & Bold Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hiker standing on edge Gertrude’s Nose, Minnewaska Preserve, New York

New York State Parks keep amazing us with their abundant waterfalls, mountains, hiking, and gorgeous scenic views! On our quest to explore more of the state’s natural wonders, we planned a visit to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley– New York’s largest state preserve at 22,000 acres! Our spring visit was full of rushing waters, icy rocks, snowy foot paths, and a frozen lake. Our summer visit was a motivating exploration of the trails that led us to the highest scenic overlooks.

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For the Love of Dolphins-Marineland, FL

boy and bottlenose dolphin doing flipper handshake, Marineland, Florida

This oceanfront playground promotes the preservation and protection of marine life through programs in their oceanarium with bottlenose dolphins. Our family had the privilege of spending an afternoon here and we made an “ocean of memories.”

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