• Hong Kong - Central at night

    Hong Kong Wandering

    Today’s travel post about my trip to Hong Kong is a bit different because on this particular day there wasn’t anything in particular we had planned to do or see. We just walked around, ate at multiple stops, shopped a little, and tried to avoid the rain. It was a slower paced day, which was nice since we’d been going nonstop for so much of the 2 week vacation. We started out the day in Causeway Bay for a really good lunch at Pepper Lunch – a chain at a food court – and then did some more shopping before heading over to Wan Chai for freshly made chips and…

  • Independence Hall
    Life,  Travel

    A Day in Historic Philadelphia

    Philadelphia is about 90 minutes from me, but I rarely go. Growing up, I would go to New York City as it’s an easy 45 minute drive from where I grew up and everyone in my area of New Jersey calls NYC, “the city”. Over the years I have been to Philadelphia a handful of times, but still not that many. I recently went, but stayed mostly in the historic area for some sightseeing. The last time I went to historic Philly was when I was in 5th grade – it was the field trip for 5th graders every year at my school. Actually – as I type this I…

  • amsterdam-sign

    Photo Challenge: Names

    This past week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post, “Names“, was a tough one. Aside from going to work and running errands this week, I haven’t gone anywhere so taking new pictures – or at least one that worked for this particular photo challenge – wasn’t really going to happen. So I searched my brain and computer for a picture that I could use. I decided to use this photo from a few years ago when I was on vacation in Amsterdam. The photo is of the iconic “I Amsterdam” sign. Probably one of the most famous signs of a city’s name. Now, this photo challenge response is sort of cheating…