The Danish Community of Solvang {California}

The Danish Community of Solvang {California}

Our weekend in California started off with the charming town of Solvang. This community was established by Danish immigrants who brought a little bit of home with them to California and the generations of their families that still live here. This town is so wonderful to walk through, home to wonderful bakeries and shops, streets [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Kindred Spirits

Moments & Misadventures :: Kindred Spirits

Happy Mother's Day! Since I was a kid and first read 'Anne of Green Gables' by Lucy Maud Montgomery, I wanted to come and visit this island that inspired the wonderful stories of the orphan girl Anne Shirley who finds a home at Green Gables. My mom and I use to watch the movies on [...]

The House of Seven Gables {Massachusetts}

The House of Seven Gables {Massachusetts}

This house in New England was originally built in 1668 by ship owner and merchant Captain John Turner. But it is always remembered as the setting of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of Seven Gables. Anyone who enjoys a good gothic novel has heard of this seven gabled house. Touring this house is [...]

Midsummer Night’s Dream Statue {Virginia}

Midsummer Night’s Dream Statue {Virginia}

On our second day in Southern Virginia, we went to the small town of Abingdon to see the beautiful statue of Midsummer Night's Dream. This fanciful statue plays tribute to the magic and mysticism of Shakespeare's play by the same name. Created by the talented artist Charles Vess, this statue brings you right into the [...]

Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Universal Studios {Florida}

Everyone knows Harry Potter and the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. And with that, Universal Studios gets flooded everyday by muggles wanting to feel like they are part of the wizarding world. The Wizarding World is made up of two parts- Hogsmede and Diagon Alley- providing hours of entertainment. So allow me to share [...]

Fieval and Curious George- Universal Studios {Florida}

Fieval and Curious George- Universal Studios {Florida}

You know you're a parent when you have favorite playgrounds...and the kid area at Universal Studios absolutely gets my vote for best playground at a theme park. Fieval's playland is full of larger than life slides and rope walls and even a water slide ride. Then you go over to Curious George where animals have [...]

Prince Edward Island National Park {Prince Edward Island}

Prince Edward Island National Park {Prince Edward Island}

Happy Mother's Day! I've been reminiscing about my first Mother's day that I spent walking along the shores of Prince Edward Island National Park with my mom and my daughter. The red colored sand cliffs set against the gentle waves of the ocean was so beautiful! Lucy Maud Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables) [...]

Green Gables & The Anne of Green Gables Museum {Prince Edward Island}

Green Gables & The Anne of Green Gables Museum {Prince Edward Island}

A couple of years ago I had a life long dream fulfilled and I went to Prince Edward Island, Canada to see Green Gables. I had read the Anne of Green Gables books, I had seen the movies, and I had dreamed of being here one day seeing the places that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery [...]

Holidays in the Wizarding World- Universal Studios {Florida}

Holidays in the Wizarding World- Universal Studios {Florida}

We celebrated the end of 2018 with a trip to Universal to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. I have been to Universal a few times before this, but to see it decked out in holiday glam was an entirely new and incredible experience. I just couldn't get over the [...]