Summer has officially made its debut in New England. There's a larger than life feeling in the air that makes you want to just get outside and celebrate. That time of year when it seems like everyone comes alive with new energy, welcoming a warmth in the air after those cold winter months. Boating, beach days, hikes and lobster boils are the weekend norms. A swarm of cars retreating from the cities to find quainter vibes can be spotted on Friday afternoons and vast crowds retreating to find outdoor activities seem to take over cities throughout the region. It's apparent that summer in New England is a special season. One worthy of recognition.
The picturesque Quebec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits on the Saint Lawrence River. It is the capital of the Quebec Province and the only fortified city north of Mexico. Aside from the rich history that emerges from each cobblestone walkway, Quebec is unique in that it is one of the only places in North America where you can abundantly soak in French-Canadian culture. The French heritage has shaped this city and still seeps throughout, allowing tourists to feel like they have stepped into a french village.
Quebec City is truly a year-round destination, with an abundance of activity offerings for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. It is especially known for the enchanting winter-wonderland that envelopes the city during the winter months and while COVID circumstances led us to a more desolate Quebec, we were not disappointed in the beauty that the city was decorated with by the winter snow.
If you are only considering a trip to this historical landmark, we recommend that you turn that consideration into a definite bucket lister. From the historical structures to the divine food and french culture, Quebec is certainly a destination for the books.
Nantucket is located southeast of mainland Massachusetts. Tiny and quaint, this island has a ton to offer. Historically a whaling community, Nantucket has grown into one of the most well established tourist destinations, both nationally and internationally.
We first visited Nantucket seven years ago on our honeymoon and it didn’t take long for us to fall in love with all of its enchanting offerings.
With dreamy nautical views, cobblestone streets, five-star lodging and world-class dining, Nantucket has something to offer for everyone.
Many choose to visit during the warmer summer months, but this post is a testimony to the festive charm that decorates the island during that beloved first weekend in December.
Why is it that flowers are so popular on Valentines Day? Flowers are nice and all but the gift of travel can be even better. Keep reading to find out the many reasons why the standard flowers and chocolates may not be the ultimate in Valentines Day exchanges with the one you love.
Nestled into the Sierra Nevada mountains is a vast hidden treasure known as Lake Tahoe. Recognized as the second deepest lake in the nation, Lake Tahoe is recognized for many reasons including hosting world renown athletic events such as the Winter Olympics in 1960, welcoming famous names that claim this land as their stomping grounds like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra and it's impressive landscape scenery that encompasses the entirety of the lake.
Regardless of what you may know Lake Tahoe for, one thing that can't be denied is it's picturesque views and beautiful, diverse landscape. Take a look at just a few images that will help you understand why we recommend that your next trip be at Lake Tahoe, especially this winter.
Guest Blogger: Colton Davis
While you might be able to find gourmet cuisine scattered throughout the world, you’ll also come across a bevy of less appealing dishes which’ll make your stomach turn. Let’s take a journey through the culinary sphere, as we explore six of the world’s strangest foods you won’t want to try in a hurry.
Savannah, Georgia is a town that has a way of capturing your soul with its southern charm and beauty pouring from its city streets and steps. With so much to offer, planning a trip to this coastal town can be a challenge but whether it is your first or fifth time visiting you'll find something below to satisfy both your inner tourist and laid back local. Read more to find everything from what to do to how to get there to where the best dessert places are and more.
America is filled with destination stops for the multitude of travel lovers. We could certainly never capture every single iconic American attraction but we have compiled a brief list of highlights we've seen throughout our adventures that we think everyone should experience at least once. We hope you enjoy learning about them and one day have the opportunity to capture a moment at one of these highlighted American attractions.
San Francisco, California! Known as the heart of the Bay Area is complete with the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Seals, Alcatraz, Historical Architecture, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Cable Cars and so much more. This thriving city has become a well known, top destination spot for tourists around the world. Anytime we meet someone who has visited San Francisco they say they want to return, and anyone we meet who hasn't visited always says they want to go.
Located in the mid-northern region of California, just South West of Sacramento, San Francisco is one of the most populous cities in the United States and is home to a number of cultural happenings that draw tourists from all over the world annually.
Where & Why
On our recent fall California road trip we had the opportunity to witness some of the most scenic vistas in the US along the Pacific Coast Highway in Monterey County. We had done plenty of homework planning (check out more of our planning process here) our route and we found that the Monterey section of the PCH was known to be one of the prettiest, so we didn't want to miss out!
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We have been immensely blessed with many opportunities to see various parts of the world. We live an average, working life in Cambridge, MA but through our many opportunities have developed a passion to see the world. Our goal is to share with other desiring travelers different tips and experiences from around the world as we begin to check them off our bucket list. If anything, we hope to provide a little sense of motivation and adventure to those wishing to embark on their own journey!
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