Carlsbad Caverns

In early December, on our way from Texas to California, my mother and I stopped at Carlsbad Caverns. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located in southern New Mexico, is a series of monstrous caves that extend miles underground. The park consists of 119 caves although only 3 are open to the public. If you’re visiting the … More Carlsbad Caverns

An Unusual Halloween

I spent the Halloween of 2018 at the Sydney Opera House, but I have to admit this Halloween was one to remember. Ross Mill Farm. I doubt you’ve heard of it, I hadn’t until a friend of my mother and father contacted us about her aunt’s farm in southern Pennsylvania. Now, this farm is quite … More An Unusual Halloween

เทศกาลยี่เป็ง (Yee Peng Festival)

If you read my last post you would know that from mid-November to early-December 2018, I was in Thailand. We spent six days in Northern Thailand, in and around Chiang Mai, three days in Bangkok, and eleven days in Krabi and Phuket Thailand. As previously mentioned I have already done a post about Chiang Mai, … More เทศกาลยี่เป็ง (Yee Peng Festival)

ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ประเทศไทย (Welcome to Thailand)

When people ask me where my favorite place to visit is, my answer is Chiang Mai, Thailand. The food is delicious, the people are always nice, and the city is constantly bustling with life. We stayed in an old hotel right inside the walls of the old city, which is essentially where the original city … More ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ประเทศไทย (Welcome to Thailand)

Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

The first inhabitants on Phillip Island were the Bunurong People, nearly 40,000 years ago, who would come to the Island to hunt birds in the spring season. The picturesque waters and wildlife attracted European settlements in the early 1800s. Settlers assisted the Victorian Acclimatisation Society (the organization which later established the Melbourne Zoo) by introducing … More Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

The Donner Party

The Tahoe area in California is bursting with history, the Donner Party encompassing much of it. Led by brothers Jacob and George Donner, the Donner Party was a group of 90 emigrants who set out from Springfield, Illinois in 1846 hoping to venture across a new and supposedly faster route to California. The trip soon … More The Donner Party