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Visiting the Historic Harpers Ferry – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I live so close to Harpers Ferry and had heard so much about it from friends. But for some reason, I hadn’t been until during the pandemic. However, I was so pleasantly surprised to visit and see this centuries-old town for myself.
A History of Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry has a fairly straightforward history. The land belonged to a man named Robert Harper in 1750, and in 1761 he established a ferry to bring passengers into the Shenandoah Valley and farther west – thus the name Harpers Ferry. (the lack of an apostrophe was intentional) Being right at the … Continue reading
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Exploring and Whale Watching in Provincetown, MA
I first saw Provincetown on Twitter and it was recommended a few more times. There are many small towns in Massachusetts’ famous Cape Cod but Provincetown looked like a good bet for a place to spend the day. I was so right – Provincetown is absolutely adorable!
Provincetown today is located at the end tip of the Cape Cod spiral. The area of Provincetown had been inhabited by the local Wampanoags and Nausets for millennia before the pilgrims from Europe arrived. The famous pilgrims first arrived in Provincetown before continuing onto Plymouth – another great stop (post coming … Continue reading
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The Site of a Murder? Exploring Rough Point
I love, love, love Newport. On our last trip, we got to visit one of the mansions there, Rough Point. Rough Point was the home of Doris Duke, an incredibly wealthy heiress and socialite during the mid-20th century. You may know her more famous home, Shangri-La in Hawaii. We came in expecting a beautiful home but there was a little surprise in store for us.
Exploring Rough Point Mansion
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10 Cute New England Towns on the Coast (Perfect for a Road Trip)
New England towns are some of my favorite places to explore in the United States. While their winters are cold, their summers are (generally) a nice escape from the extreme heat of the south. Combined with the historic charm and natural beauty of New England, it makes an amazing road trip.
Here are ten of my favourite places we got to visit when we were visiting up and down New England’s coast, many of which are great places to go to the beach!
Kennebunkport has a colonial history dating back to the 17th century and has been a … Continue reading
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The Pilgrims’ Town of Plymouth, MA – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Plymouth’s story is told each year in U.S. schools and around the Thanksgiving table: in 1620, over 100 people sailed on the Mayflower to start a new life in the “new world.” These people were known as the Puritans and were seeking religious asylum from England. They landed in Plymouth on December 26 and made one of the United States’ first permanent settlements there. They survived their first year of hardship due to the local Native American tribe and the following year, held a Harvest festival with them to celebrate the harvest. 1621 – the first Thanksgiving.
That’s not super … Continue reading
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20 Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas & Winter in Maryland (2022)
The Holiday Season is probably my favourite of all. Though a lot of fun is had at home making cookies and watching wholesome movies, there’s a lot to do and much to see. Here, I’ve compiled a list of 20 wonderful ways to celebrate winter & the holiday season here in Maryland. This is by no means a comprehensive list but rather events that I have been to or heard of myself.
Please note that I’ve put dates down for your convenience but you should always double check with the event website!
A star ★ denotes my personal recommendations.
Annapolis… Continue reading
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Seeing the Ponies (& More) in Chincoteague, VA – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Chincoteague, Virginia is one of the mid-Atlantic’s hidden gems. Shadowed by Ocean City, Maryland, Chincoteague (also called Chincoteague Island) a small town located on the Atlantic Ocean. Like neighbouring Assateague Island, Maryland, Chincoteague is known for its wild ponies and the annual pony swim (details below). We opted to visit Chincoteague as a social distancing trip and it became one of my favourite places on the eastern shore.
The History of Chincoteague
Despite being named after the Chincoteague tribe, Native Americans are not known to have inhabited this specific area. Very few European settlers lived on Chincoteague Island, which was … Continue reading
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Swimming with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida (an incredible experience)
If swimming with manatees isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Getting up close and personal with these gentle giants is said by many frequent travellers to have been a highlight of their experiences.
Crystal River is home to hundreds of manatees. Yes, a small town on Florida’s western coast houses springs that are warm all year long, allowing manatees to escape the cold waters of the Mexican Gulf during the wintertime. That means that hundreds of manatees come flocking in to live in warm waters and people are easily able to go see them!
The peak of this … Continue reading
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Savannah, GA: the Charming Belle of the South – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I’ve driven through Savannah a few times and even though my experience was really weird (woman walking a cat on the highway while wearing heels weird), I was eager to go back and really get to know the city. Considering my initial experience, I found that there was a lot I didn’t know about Savannah and it’s a really great place to visit!
Savannah as we know it was founded in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe (a name still huge there today). Its location was chosen as a buffer between the English colonies up north and the Spanish … Continue reading
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A Lifelong Local’s Washington, DC Travel Guide
Even though I love travelling, I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area my entire life. It’s changed so much over the past few years but one thing remains the same: there’s a tonne to see and do in the nation’s capital. To help you plan your trip, here’s all the advice I have on visiting Washington, DC.
Best Things to Do in Washington, DC
I think a lot of people who visit DC concentrate their trip on the downtown area. I would if I didn’t know better. Downtown DC outside the museums is soooooo boring. I cannot stress enough that … Continue reading
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