Hanover, PA – Local Wanderlust

April 19, 2017 in Everything Else

Over the last year since my fiance and I purchased our first home, we haven’t done a lot of traveling but we’ve been learning to explore our new home.  As a photographer, I’m always looking for new locations to take photos.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find some locally after merely walking around town.  I’ve also discovered some fantastic restaurants and general “hang out” spots in the area.  When I can’t afford to travel, one of my favorite things to do is explore nearby towns to find hidden gems.  However, I do have some really exciting travel plans in just a few months that I’ll share more about at a later date!  Take a look at some of the images from around town.

Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos

Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos Hanover, PA Photos

NEW YORK CITY IN THE WINTER

January 17, 2017 in Trips in Eastern United States

This post is a little late, but I figured better late than never.  My family and I ventured back to New York City a couple of months ago for the day via the fabulous Megabus.  It’s only about 3 hours away and NYC is one of my favorite winter destinations.  Between the amazing holiday decor blanketing the city and the hustle and bustle of shoppers, it really is an exciting time to be there.

This time, for the first time since just prior to the 9/11 tragedy, I visited Ground Zero.  Six months prior to September 11th, 2001, I was on a field trip to New York City.  We stayed in the city for about 3 days and one of our tours happened to be at the World Trade Center.  It blows my mind that not even a year later those buildings were destroyed and a city was devastated.  I still have a souvenir penny from that trip as well as a few photos.  Being back to that spot was surreal.  I couldn’t believe it was the same place I had been before, but this time, minus two of the most famous buildings – side by side.  The memorial was beautiful, however, and the newly built Freedom Tower watches over.

Another stop that I always love is the famous Bryant Park.  The shops are unique (um, if you haven’t tried No Chewing Allowed Truffles – you’re missing out!) and it’s a quaint area to hang out and enjoy the city for a bit.

Take a look at the photos below to see what our trip was like.  New York City is a great idea near Christmas time!

Bryant Park, NYC

Bryant Park, NYC

NYC Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building, NYC

New York City 34th Street Macy's  9/11 Wall Memorial Freedom Tower NYC reflection WTC Site in New York City

9/11 Memorial in New York City

My Biggest Adventure Yet

December 8, 2016 in Everything Else

I apologize for being so silent lately.  My life has been pretty hectic since purchasing a home in April and then everything that follows!  Work, unpacking, etc.  Now that the house is coming together, things are beginning to settle down.  I haven’t been able to do much traveling this year, so instead, I have been accessorizing the house with travel related decor.  It has been a lot of fun and it’s nice to have a place to call home without wasting money on rent every month.

Speaking of settling down, I am about to embark on my biggest adventure yet! hm, the irony of those words.
My boyfriend of 10 years proposed on November 26th!  We’re so happy to be taking the next step in this relationship and embarking on this incredible journey.  I hope you all continue to follow through this next chapter in my life!

Christmas tree proposal
Christmas tree proposal

 

THURSDAY INSPIRATION – 9/29/16

September 29, 2016 in Travel Quotes

travel quote by edith wharton

THURSDAY INSPIRATION – 9/22/16

September 22, 2016 in Travel Quotes

all you need is a destination quote

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