Paris by Night, France

Paris by Night, France

In light of recent events, this is a simple Paris appreciation post dedicated to the romantic and elegant atmosphere of this enigmatic city of France.  I only had a short visit here with not many chances to explore, but the time and parts that I did get to see, were magnificent. Strolling along the banks of the [...]

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Oh Iceland... despite an unpleasant send off by getting patted down from airport security for being a person of interest, I still heart you as one of my favorite countries to visit. More on that later if you are interested. I am starting off in the city of Reykjavik where its amazing food and friendly people are a nice [...]

Watkins Glen, New York : Watkins Glen State Park

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 [...]

Alsace, France : Colmar & Eguisheim

Alsace, France : Colmar & Eguisheim

Charming villages that make you feel like you've just stepped straight into Disney's Beauty and the Beast and compelled to belt out the chorus of Belle.  As that is one of my all time favorite Disney movies, it's no wonder that these were the first thoughts that came into my mind while I explored this Northeastern region [...]

Carmel, New York : Chuang Yen Monastery

Carmel, New York : Chuang Yen Monastery

An absolute sense of calmness and serenity envelope your body the minute you set yourself onto its ground.  There is a quietness to its surrounding that makes it seems sacred but still inviting.  One does not have to be of a specific faith to visit Chuang Yen Monastery as proven by its melting pot of [...]

Boston, Massachusetts : City Highlights

Boston, Massachusetts : City Highlights

No matter where you walk, every corner is a whole different experience from the last.  That is the beauty of Boston. It took about 4 hours on a bus ride from Grand Central Station up to Boston.  This was a mini weekend trip that I did a few years ago.  Since it was my first time really having [...]

Manhattan, New York : A Stroll on the High Line

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 [...]