Most Decadent Desserts: Crazy Shakes at Black Tap

Most Decadent Desserts: Crazy Shakes at Black Tap

I love having special treats for special occasions, so I am constantly in search of the most decadent desserts. When I treated my daughter to a trip to NYC for her sixteenth birthday party this past June, we intended to celebrate by getting Crazy Shakes at Black Tap. Sadly, our time between other activities was …

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Historic Annapolis Maryland & the State House

Historic Annapolis Maryland & the State House

Why You Should Visit the State House in Historic Annapolis Maryland: Dating to 1772, the Maryland State House in Annapolis is the oldest state capitol building still in continuous legislative use in the USA. It housed the Continental Congress, and is the only state house to have ever served as our national capitol. It is …

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#GOALS: 7 Tips to Help You Create the Ultimate Travel Bucket List

#GOALS: 7 Tips to Help You Create the Ultimate Travel Bucket List

The Bucket List. The phrase “bucket list” – meaning a list of items you wish to complete before you kick the bucket (die) – was made widely popular in a 2007 film starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. In the past decade, the phrase has become such a part of our culture that most people …

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Glassblowing Class in Berlin, Maryland…

Glassblowing Class in Berlin, Maryland…

Glassblowing Class Very few things – other than super cute animals and longer than normal posts from friends who are normally just lurkers – get me to stop scrolling and really take notice of something in my Facebook feed. But when I happened upon a Facebook event for a glassblowing class that said “Make Your …

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Goodbye, FOMO: How to Experience the JOY of Missing Out

Goodbye, FOMO: How to Experience the JOY of Missing Out

No More FOMO! Euromonitor International recently released a new report “Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel” at World Travel Market (WTM) London. One of the emerging trends cited in the report is JOMO, or the Joy of Missing Out. Contrary to FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out), the Joy of Missing Out stems from a …

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A Post-Election Celebration: Return Day in Georgetown, Delaware

A Post-Election Celebration: Return Day in Georgetown, Delaware

The tiny town of Georgetown, Delaware (population 6000) has a special holiday every election year called Return Day. In many ways, it’s a holiday the whole nation could learn from. What is Return Day? Dating back as far as perhaps 1792, Return Day came about after a law moved the Sussex County Delaware seat from …

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My Travel Planning Process

My Travel Planning Process

How to Plan for an Amazing Trip (My Way) I recently found a great airfare deal and booked myself a ticket to Paris. Just me. No one else. This is my first ever solo trip, and I’m a little nervous but also very excited. Okay, considering that I don’t really speak French, I’ma lot nervous. …

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The Most Outrageous Festivals in the World

The Most Outrageous Festivals in the World

Weird, Wild, and Wonderful. Here are the Most Outrageous Festivals in the World. I’ve been thinking about festivals lately. Festivals are a strange thing. They can start as a goofy way for a few people to kill time and grow over the years until they are major, multiple-day events drawing crowds from all over the …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Chestertown, Maryland

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Chestertown, Maryland

Recently, my day job took me to the small historic town of Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The quiet beauty and historical elegance of the town impressed me so much that I thought I would share it with you via some photos. Chestertown’s History Chestertown, named for the Chester River, was founded in 1706. It …

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Iceland’s Diamond Circle: A Northern Iceland Itinerary

Iceland’s Diamond Circle: A Northern Iceland Itinerary

Iceland’s Diamond Circle A Lesser Known Tourist Route A search for things to do in Iceland will inevitably return pages of posts about Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. Far more information than you need, and most of it incredibly redundant. (This is why I chose not to write about the Golden Circle, and wrote about …

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