A visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia which became a model for penitentiaries worldwide.
Most people have heard about the National Cherry Blossom Festival that is held in Washington D.C. every spring in celebration of the friendship between Japan and the United States. You can even keep track of the cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) that burst into colour on Bloom Watch. This year the peak bloom in the […]
Our children were less than impressed with spending Christmas day away from their presents watching a re-enactment of George Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware River. So, we decided to impress upon them the importance of George Washington in the history of the USA. Despite some feeble protests from the children, we set out to […]
Have you heard of the Harbin International Snow & Ice Festival that started a couple of days ago in China? Every year, Chinese artists carve sculptures from ice blocks taken from the nearby Songhua River to decorate a massive 100 acre site. Harbin is located in Northeast China, near Siberia, and temperatures remain freezing for […]
I’ve linked up with the lovely Selena and her blog “Oh, The Places We Will Go” to bring you a travel moment. It’s supposed to be a moment that really makes you stop and feel. Since I am not particularly prone to introspection and am as shallow as they come, those moments are rare. So […]
On our recent trip to New York City we rented a flat through the London-based company One Fine Stay. They rent flats in New York City and London which are privately-owned. For whatever reason, the owner isn’t using their flat during the time it’s available for rental. Each flat is well-described on the company’s website […]
One of my favourites stores from our recent trip to New York City is the MoMA Design Store which is the museum store for The Museum of Modern Art. The MoMA, as its popularly known, was established in 1932 and is devoted to modern design and architecture. The store sells items represented in the MoMA collection or […]