Travel Notes: Savannah, GA

“There are vaster and wealthier cities, but for architectural simplicity, for an indescribable charm about its streets and buildings, its parks and squares, there is but one Savannah.”  – Timothy Harley, a minister who visited Savannah late in the nineteenth century. It seems that I have been forever fascinated by the Low Country since my first sight of big oak trees splendidly draped in gray-green Spanish moss in hot and sultry Jekyll Island many summers ago.  This fascination led me to Charleston and now, Savannah.  I am enamored!  This place is beautiful, romantic, genteel, laid-back, and mysterious all at once.…

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Travel Notes: Charleston, SC

The stars aligned and I finally found my way to Charleston, SC. This city has been in the top spot of my must visit places for a couple of years now and when it finally happened, it did not disappoint. Arriving late in the day, I was glad to have chosen The Grand Bohemian Hotel. Colorful, laid back, whimsical, stylish and unexpected, the aesthetics of this place appealed to me in a big way.   The hotel was also a short block away from historic King Street shopping. Charleston is a very walkable city and along the way, you…

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Travel Notes: Boston, MA

I did a day trip to Boston last week and took the following snapshots. I was grateful to have a couple of hours after my meetings to explore the Freedom Trail before catching my flight back home. Paul Revere Old North Memorial Garden Copp’s Hill Buying Ground  

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Travel Notes: New York, NY

New York is said to be the most photographed city and for good reason. Regardless of how often I am here, there is always something new to see. When seen through the eyes of my young child, even the most familiar becomes special all over again. Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty Top of the Rock New York Stock Exchange Flat Iron District One World Trade Center  

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When Pope Francis Came to Philadelphia

Philadelphia was graced by the visit of Pope Francis this past weekend. Although I did not get a chance to see him in person, watching and listening to him in the comfort of my home moved me nonetheless. I appreciated his gentleness, kindness, and humility. Philadelphia was in a rare form as well. Despite the influx of visitors from all over the world (unless you were in the heart of the scheduled events) the city has never been as quiet, still, and peaceful as it was during the Pope’s visit. The streets were open only to pedestrians and cyclists.…

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