Enjoying the nature in the Bronx’ Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York City / Kimberly Sullivan

Last week, I wrote about the picturesque Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale . This neighborhood also boasts a sizable public park (think Central Park of The Bronx) that’s worth exploring when you’re here. I’ve always been here on hot summer days, and have witnessed huge lines to enter the free pool, so if you want to…

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Luxury Bronx – in Riverdale

Riverdale, Bronx, New York / Kimberly Sullivan

When mention is made of the Bronx, most aren’t thinking of graceful, single family homes and leafy, shaded streets. And yet, that exactly describes the exclusive Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale. The Bronx is one of the five boroughs that makes up New York City, and The Bronx is directly north of Manhattan. Riverdale began to…

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A mini-New Orleans in Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama/ Kimberly Sullivan

My visit last summer to Mobile, Alabama was my first visit to that Gulf Coast town. We arrived in Mobile after a stay in New Orleans, Louisiana, so our first impression was of Mobile a mini-New Orleans, with similar architecture along Mobile’s main stretch. Mobile is Alabama’s oldest city, with a history stretching back over…

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Bourbon & old-style charm in Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky / Kimberly Sullivan

It doesn’t take long in the state to discover that Kentucky is bourbon country. Last summer I was driving through Kentucky with my family and we stopped off one night at Lexington, Kentucky – first time for me. We had been on a loooong drive, so it was good to park and stretch our legs…

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A whirlwind stop-off at the Jim Beam Distillery, Kentucky

James Beam Distillery, Kentucky/ Kimberly Sullivan

Anyone who has ever been to Kentucky knows – this is Bourbon Country. Kentucky boasts forty distilleries producing 200 brands of bourbon, spread out along the state, and boasting bourbon trail visits for visitors. We definitely need to get back to do this, but on our big driving tour this summer, we had limited time…

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In love with atmospheric Spanish moss

Spanish moss / Kimberly Sullivan

Anyone who has traveled in the southern United States will have noticed the beautiful, atmospheric Spanish moss that graces the oak trees there. Whenever I return, it never fails to make me smile. I love it in the daytime. I love it at night, when it adds an air of mystery. And I love it…

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Having lunch in Columbus’ North Market

North Market, Columbus, Ohio / Kimberly Sullivan

Although I’d been a few times to Columbus, Ohio, I never managed to get to its North Market before last summer. This past summer, we were staying in the Short North area of the city, and the North Market made an easy location to stop by for a quick lunch. It’s a busy location, with…

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Ducking in from the heat in the US Botanic Garden

US Botanic Garden/Kimberly Sullivan

The US Botanic Garden has a long history. It was established by US Congress in 1820 – and had been the dream of America’s first President, George Washington. Washington wished to establish a botanic garden that would serve in an educational function – teaching visitors about plants. The Botanic Garden celebrated its bicentennial during our…

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Birds’ eye view of Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas / Kimberly Sullivan

When my younger son and I were in Dallas, Texas on a hot August day last year, we were melting as we explored the city. We decided it would be best to get the lay of the land from up on high – from the (air-conditioned!)  observation tower of  the Dallas Reunion Tower. The 561…

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