Newport is one of my favorite New England seaside towns full of shops, restaurants and charm. It carries the storied history of the upper class of New England, including the Vanderbilt and Kennedys. You will find farms, cliffs looming, vineyards and plenty of romance. It is located on Aquidneck Island and is now a cruise […]
The United States of America
I really do find the United States one of the loveliest countries in the world. The beauty is so diverse.
I grew up in Southern California, just about an hour south of Pasadena. Every year we would sit cuddled up in our jammies and watch the stunning floats of the Tournament of Roses parade on the television. The artistic achievement using all organic materials amazed us all. It was always something that I meant to […]
What The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant is About: The book is the simple, but beautiful story of Addie Baum. She is Jewish immigrant growing up in 1920s Boston. It is told through an interview by Ava, Addie’s grand-daughter. She has a zest for life. This literary device helps to show how this country’s view of […]
I have to admit, I was being very narrow-minded. You see, I grew up in California where autumn is really only a concept. Californians try, but only really succeed in conjuring up fall by decorating excessively. Then I moved to New England with its spectacular bursts of colors! Some would say I now live among […]
Bringing our kids away from television and computers and getting outside is so good for your family in so many ways. I have had some insightful conversations with my kids while we have been wandering along a trail. I have seen their eyes light up with wonder at the animals, rocks and bugs. But best […]
It is hard to beat the beauty of New Hampshire’s White Mountains any time of the year. But fall here is spectacular! Lincoln is a bustling little town full of mom and pop storefronts and restaurants with many activities for families or adults. It is not new and sparkly, but carries a charm that reminds […]
Manhattan is an Indian word which means “Island of Many Hills.” Not only did the groups of immigrants that moved to “The City” shape its cultural history, they also flattened the island physically by design and landfill. Especially in the southern part of the island where they originally settled. New York was settled by Henry […]
I was lucky enough to grow up in sunny Orange County, California- the land of the mouse, beautiful people, surfing and wonderful beaches. The food is fabulous, as is the healthy outdoor lifestyle. Although I now live on the east coast, I still feel like a Californian at heart and return at least a couple […]
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