Independence Hall

While we were in Philadelphia we had the pleasure of visiting Independence Hall.  Independence Hall’s construction was completed in 1753.  It’s where the magic happened, if you will.   The great men of our nation gathered, debated, and ultimately signed The Declaration of Independence (1776) and The U.S. Constitution (1787) within the walls of this simple […]

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Independence Hall Bell Tower

Arenal Volcano National Park

One of our stops while in La Fortuna was Arenal Volcano National Park also known as Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal.  The Parque Nacional was only a few minutes drive from where we were staying at Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa. For this particular hike through the jungle we did not hire a guide, so I’m […]

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Arenal Volcano

Cortona, Italy

On our grand Tour de Europe we left off talking about Venice.  From Venice we rented a car and road tripped our way to Cortona, Italy. Hindsight is 20/20 and I unfortunately planned our trip in such a way that we were rushed.  We only had one day in Venice and we only had one […]

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Cortona, Italy

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens is one of my absolute favorite places, and in my opinion the hidden gem of Charleston, SC.  While it’s definitely not in Charleston proper, in fact, it’s out in the sticks, it is definitely worth the drive. It has all of the natural beauty you could ever ask for.  Every time we visit […]

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Cypress Gardens

Howler Monkey Monday

This is our first experience ever with monkeys in the wild while we were in Quepos, Costa Rica. That picture gets me every time. How about this guy?  He’s just curious. But wait, what are those? And those? and Ugh.. Those! I know.. I’m so immature.. but hopefully these tacky pictures made you at least crack […]

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Howler Monkey Costa Rica