Simmons Farm: Flower Power

Color, mindfulness, and scent…Flowers are powerful agents in the art of feeling good. We could all use a little more of that right? Recently I made a trip to Simmons Farm for some flower therapy and I left with more than a bouquet. Upon arrival, I made a quick stop at their market where I […]

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Shenandoah National Park: Plan Your Next Adventure

Shenandoah National Park: Plan Your Next Adventure

Oh How Sweet It Is: A Candy Shop That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Oh How Sweet It Is: A Candy Shop That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

I think that most of us can remember being a kid and the excitement of going to the local store with our friends to buy candy. The store that I am thinking of was a tiny family owned business that had the best penny candy selection. I always left with plenty of candy fish and […]

Fall Run Park in Glenshaw: Scenic Trail and 30 Foot Waterfall

If you live or work around Pittsburgh, there is a good chance that you drove past the entrance of Fall Run. I cannot tell you how many times that I’ve unknowingly driven past the exit. The park is located north of Pittsburgh in Glenshaw with over 93 acres of nature. It is the perfect place for […]

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Mansion at Succop Nature Reserve

Succop Nature Reserve: A weekday road trip located in Butler County, Pennsylvania

Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take. -Angela N. Blount  I drove to Butler County yesterday to take photos for a blog post. Fall is at the heels of summer and it felt good to put on my favorite sweater, throw my camera in the car, and […]

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Hotel Le Pigonnet: An Experience for the Senses

“Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing ones sensation” Paul Cezanne When I travel, I love to make a connection with the people, nature, or art that surrounds me. It doesn’t always happen, however, when it does, it is an experience that touches my soul in a profound way. I want […]

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Kilkenny Castle, Ireland
One Day in Kilkenny, Ireland

One Day in Kilkenny, Ireland

West Virginia Travel: Paint your Picture in Stonewall Country

~Travel is like a giant blank canvas and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination -Ross Morely I took my first trip to Stonewall Country over 15 years ago. It was exciting to find a place that I could make my own. It would become my three day escape from the […]

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You Need to Take a Day Trip to Atasia Spa in Berkeley Springs

I am a big fan of finding great escapes by car.  It is almost my mission that started shortly after moving back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia. What can I say about Berkeley Springs, West Virginia? I first found the quintessential spa town by accident while driving home from South Carolina.  At first glance, it could […]

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A New Year of Serendipity: Let it Find You

We are 12 days into the new year and there is a chance that right now you are experiencing an artic blast. I can hear the birds chirping outside as it is 62 degrees-strange. However, the blast is scheduled to arrive this evening.  Now is the perfect time to finish my post for the new […]

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Hope Haven Farm will leave you feeling lighter in spirit

Hope Haven Farm will leave you feeling lighter in spirit

A Different Kind of Journey to Costa Rica

A Different Kind of Journey to Costa Rica