Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary

In the nearly 14 years I lived in Philadelphia, I have never visited the famed Eastern State Penitentiary which at one point housed the notorious Al Capone. The Penitentiary when it opened in 1829… Continue reading

Charming Spaces: Terrain & Baldwin’s Book Barn

Last week I visited 2 charming spaces outside of Philly that filled me with inspiration. Baldwin’s Book Barn is a book store housed in a barn over 5 floors. Its creaky, quaint and… Continue reading

A Dreamer

“Pay attention to what you pay attention to” – Amy Krouse Rosenthal  I read this quote this morning on Instagram and it stopped me in my tracks. I spend a lot of time… Continue reading

A Rainy California Weekend

Last weekend we took a long weekend trip to San Francisco with a road trip to Carmel. In terms of timing, it was a bad weekend to head west. California was and is… Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean via Cruise: St. Kitts

St. Kitts was our last port of call and again, we did a simple drive around most of the island. It is the one island we visited in the southern caribbean that I felt… Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean via Cruise: Barbados

Barbados holds a special place in my heart. I lived there for 2 years 20 plus years ago as a student and one of my closest friends now lives there with her family.… Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean by Cruise: Martinique

We pulled into Martinique early on a Sunday morning and in the early morning light the capital, Fort-de-France, charmed me. Martinique is a French territory and the majority of Martinique speaks French and its… Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean via Cruise: Antigua

You can see my previous posts on my Royal Caribbean cruise here and here. When we docked in Antigua, I chose to wander the town of St. John’s without a plan. I wanted… Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean via Cruise: Dutch Saint Maarten

As a part of our Royal Caribbean cruise, we docked in Dutch Saint Maarten and took the ferry to Philipsburg and walked around the shopping areas and went to the beach. We dd… Continue reading

Exploring the Caribbean via Cruise: Puerto Rico

I am Caribbean born and bred and love the diversity of the islands. Each island is flavored by its geography (volcanos & mountains for instance), its people and its colonial past or current.… Continue reading