A Guide to Haunted New Orleans – Discovering the Legends of America’s Most Haunted City

Haunted New Orleans and St. Louis Cathedral

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, walking through haunted New Orleans at night can feel a little spooky. We all know that New Orleans is the home of Mardi Gras, cajun food and jazz. But the Cresent City also has a dark side in its history which has made it notorious for its Legends and Paranormal Activity.

You can certainly explore the most haunted city in the United States on your own.  However, there is no better way to learn the history and dark stories that color the Big Easy than to take one of the famous French Quarter Ghost Tours. Come with me and let’s explore Haunted New Orleans.

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Ultimate Spa Escape at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Miami has many incredible hotels with amazing Spas including the Carillon. And there is no better time than Spa month to try some of the best of the best at incredible deals. It is difficult to choose amongst the amazing 4 and 5 star Spas that participate in this event. But if you want the ultimate spa escape then I can whole hardily recommend the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort.

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Blowing Rocks Preserve – Florida’s Rugged and Wild Coastline

When I think of Florida I think of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. But along the east coast of Florida, near the famed Jupiter Lighthouse, is Blowing Rocks Preserve. A beach like no other in Florida.  At Blowing Rocks Preserve you will find a wild natural beach with dark sand and rugged coastline. A coast line that I imagine to find in Hawaii rather than Florida. So if you want to see something different when visiting the sunshine state, head to Blowing Rocks preserve for a treat that will literally blow you out of the water.

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5 things you must do on a day trip to Annapolis

I was visiting my best friend in the Rockville area of Maryland to celebrate her daughters Bat Mitzvah and I had a free day on Sunday. Since Annapolis was only about 1 hr drive away I decided it would make for a perfect day trip.  Actually, Annapolis makes a perfect getaway for anyone living or visiting Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C., Philadelphia or Richmond, VA.

Annapolis is a beautiful historic waterfront city that once enjoyed the spotlight as the Capital of the United States. Today, Annapolis it is the Capital of Maryland and the home of the United States Naval Academy. It also has beautiful old streets filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes as well as incredible views of the Chesapeake Bay.  Read along for my list of must do’s on a day trip to charming Annapolis.

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City Guide – Edinburgh a guide for first timers

As the Capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a very popular tourist destination.  But I can vouch that it is much more than that. Edinburgh is actually one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is a quaint mediaeval town with charming streets, good food and friendly people.

Did you know that Edinburgh was the first city to be called the UNESCO city of literature? As such it has a connection with the likes of J.K. Rowling, Robert Burns, Walter Scott and many others. Edinburgh is a must on any tour of Scotland and I sincerely hope I get to visit it again soon. Here is my guide to help you plan your visit.

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10 Scotland Instagram accounts you should follow

My love affair with Scotland began way before I set foot on its beautiful lands. But a year ago I was finally able to see in person the country that enchanted me in stories and pictures. And let me tell you it is more beautiful and magical than I could ever describe in words. I will leave you to discover its many castles, lakes, mountains, cities, and ever changing weather, through the eyes of some of the best Scotland Instagram accounts.

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What to do in Niagara Falls (Canada and USA)

Niagara Falls makes for a great family getaway. I should know as I recently came back from a wonderful 2 day visit. The views alone will take your breath away and you have countless memorable experiences for every age group to enjoy.

The difficult part is deciding what side (American or Canadian) you should visit. And deciding which attractions to spend your hard-earned money on.   I am hoping to show you options and let you draw your own conclusions.

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Into the Wild – Paddling the Everglades

Florida is full of beaches, amusement parks, and shopping. But, when was the last time you went into the wild and saw a different side of Florida? When was the last time you experienced something that left you in total amazement? My family and I had the privilege to do both this past weekend on a 3 hour kayaking tour in the everglades. I will show you how you can do this too and give yourself and/or your family a wild adventure to remember.

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Pampered in Luxury – A Day at Acqualina Resort and Spa

If you have ever wanted to feel like royalty or experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous in Miami then you should look no further that The Acqualina Resort and Spa.

Acqualina is a 5 star Ocean front resort located between South Beach and Ft. Lauderdale on the white sandy beaches of Sunny Isles. Voted #1 Beach Front hotel on trip advisor, it is an elegant Mediterranean inspired building with 51 stories and 98 rooms and suites.  Acqualina has 3 restaurants, 4 pools and an award winning Spa which I will be telling you all about.  Their Spa is the epitome of luxury and I was lucky to win a 50 min Spa Treatment valued at $210.  Read along and come see for yourself what The Acqualina Resort and Spa has to offer.

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Checking in – Isle of Skye. Three nights at Garalapin House

Skye was one of the places on my Scotland adventure that I was looking forward to the most.  I spent significant time researching the ideal location to stay in and had a pretty long list of requirements for what would be my ideal home base for 3 nights.  It was important to us to find a place that was centrally located but still outside of a main town. We wanted to enjoy the countryside views with accessibility to town for gas and food. I wanted to stay at a B&B, but it needed to be family friendly.  Do you know how hard it is to find a place in Skye that has a family room for 4 people?  After much research and deliberation I decided to book my stay at Garalapin House and here is what you can expect:

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