Travel Notes: Los Angeles

I was traveling for work in Los Angeles and took a few photos along the way. Some fun facts about the City of Angels: it is the second largest city after New York City LAX is the second busiest airport in the country has a Mediterranean climate ethnically diverse there are more cars than there are people major center of the entertainment industry the famous Hollywood sign was originally named “Hollywoodland” which was an advertisement for a real estate development company Beverly Hills started as a lima bean ranch    

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Travel Notes: San Francisco

It has been damp and chilly here in Philly which got me thinking of my most recent trip to San Francisco.  I packed warm clothes expecting it to be cooler but the city was unseasonably warm on the week that I was there.  I stayed at a Marriott Hotel on Union Square which turned out to be the perfect spot especially for those who love to shop.  I did spend some time beyond Union Square.  Here are some photos taken from that trip.   City by the Bay     Golden Gate Bridge     Twin Peaks    …

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Travel Notes: Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

We were fortunate to catch the cherry blossom at peak bloom this weekend.  It coincided with spring break so we decided to spend a day in Washington, DC. Not surprisingly, everyone had the same idea. The lines were long at the popular Smithsonian museums but walking around National Mall and the Tidal Basin was in itself a treat. Without a doubt, the city is at its prettiest this time of the year when the famed cherry blossoms and flowering trees are in full bloom.              

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Favorite Travel Shoes: Ugg Jasper

As I was waiting for my connecting flight from Atlanta to Savannah on my most recent trip, I glanced down and realized that lately, I have been quite attached to my Ugg Jasper.  Its weather resistant leather upper has comfortably brought me from the chilly weather of the Northeast Coast to the milder temperature of South Carolina and Georgia and back.  Taking them off and on when going through security is fast and easy.  It also transitions well from super casual to a bit more dressy because it pairs so well with leggings, jeans, and dresses. For me, it…

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Travel Notes: Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure means good fortune and this cemetery is one of the most visited places in Savannah.  Located on what was originally a plantation, it ranks among the most beautiful cemeteries in the country.  Old growth oak trees covered in Spanish moss, Victorian grave markers, and gothic sculptures all contribute to its haunting beauty. This place was made famous by the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt and in the movie directed by Clint Eastwood based on the book.  The Bird Girl statue which appears on the cover photograph of the book was…

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