Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Garden, New York City

The holidays may be over, but you can still hang on to those festive feelings with a trip to the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show.  Each year the creators assemble together a month and a half long extravagant feast for the eyes that appeals to all ages from the young to old.  Intricately … Continue reading Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Garden, New York City

Kauai, Hawaii

Often times, when deciding on a travel destination, it's best to choose places not typically mentioned and be treated to wonderful surprises when you get there.  Before setting my sights on Kauai I did not imagine experiencing such a diverse terrain of changing landcapes, going from varying beaches one moment to lush exotic jungles in … Continue reading Kauai, Hawaii

Watkins Glen, New York : Watkins Glen State Park

As stated on the park's website description "spellbound" is exactly how you would feel as you proceed deeper into the gorge trail, until you reach its climax point called "Rainbow Bridge", then you have to stop and wonder if you might have somehow been magically transported into a setting of Rivendell. Watkins Glen Park is located … Continue reading Watkins Glen, New York : Watkins Glen State Park

Manhattan, New York : A Stroll on the High Line

If a sense of stepping into some kind of post apocalyptic dystopian setting, where an abandoned train track is overgrown in vegetation and foliage, while tucked between futuristic architectures is what you are in the mood for, then the High Line will bring you there....albeit just a tad more groomed and primped.  This is an … Continue reading Manhattan, New York : A Stroll on the High Line

Brooklyn, New York : Sakura Matsuri 2015

If you happen to find yourself a little lost on the subway as to where to get off so that you don't miss your stop going to Brooklyn's Botanical Garden, have no fear.  Just simply follow Sailor Moon and her geisha friend, they will show you the way.  At least that was what I had to do and … Continue reading Brooklyn, New York : Sakura Matsuri 2015

Bronx, New York : Orchid Show 2011 – On Broadway

And we are back to the garden for another edition of the Orchid Show!  Putting up these posts really make me regret that I had forgotten about them and stopped going for the last few seasons.  Nonetheless, it has motivated me to try and make it to the one next Spring. This season the theme focused on … Continue reading Bronx, New York : Orchid Show 2011 – On Broadway

Bronx, New York : Orchid Show 2010 – Cuba in Flower

Every Spring, the New York Botanical Garden puts together a gorgeous display of orchid varieties that is most definitely a feast for the flower lover's eyes. Every species of orchids imaginable are on display and is a sight to behold.  My very first event was in 2010 when I ignored the seasonal allergies and braved a … Continue reading Bronx, New York : Orchid Show 2010 – Cuba in Flower