Farm Animals : Up Close and Personal


Melville, NY- With insanely gorgeous weather outside, who would not want to take advantage of the warmth of the sun by pulling off some outdoor activities with the whole family, especially when you just learned that an animal farm and petting zoo is merely 18 miles away from home—approximately twenty eight minutes’ drive in 55 [...]

A Cornucopia of Colors: Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park, WY–At 7:15 am, my husband, our two other friends and I were already sitting and waiting outside the historic Old Faithful Inn, our hotel for the night and the oldest accommodation ever offered inside the Yellowstone National Park. The Old Faithful geyser was slated for another eruption in 45 minutes. We couldn’t afford [...]

Wine Drinking in Napa Valley


Napa Valley, CA – It’s not called wine tasting for nothing. It’s called as such because as opposed to “tasting,” chugging every ounce of fluid poured on your glass will not only ruin the gustatory experience, but will also get you drunk and turn you into a puking disaster. This is a valuable lesson you [...]