We had a problem with Oak Lodge bed and breakfast hotel in southwestern Pennsylvania: Even when my husband and I were visiting famed Fallingwater, nearby, or cavorting through the rolling green hills of the Laurel Highlands… we couldn’t stop thinking about our magical cabin back at the lodge. It was downright distracting. “I know Fallingwater is one of… [Read More]
Learning Around the World:
Though I am a classroom teacher, this site is about the learning that takes place beyond a school's walls. We can learn everywhere! Use these articles to explore our world's joys...
Being an architecture geek, I’ve ogled photos of the most famous house in America, Fallingwater, by Frank Lloyd Wright, for years. Often, I pondered: “Does Fallingwater live up to the hype?” How can a residential house be that remarkable? I finally found out. This week, the stars aligned for me to journey with my husband… [Read More]
How could I possibly have more to write about the Caribbean island of Curaçao, given that this is now my SEVENTH article from my epic Curaçao trip? Ooh, trust me — there are ostriches and edible iguanas that still need discussing, and photos too beautiful to keep hidden. Let’s go! Because I need to move… [Read More]
“What does Charleston, South Carolina even look like?” I wondered aloud to my Folly Beach hosts. “Oh, you MUST go see it after we finish filming this tourism video,” the hosts gushed, almost knocking over the biscuits and gravy we were eating, imagining the disgrace of a human being so close to Charleston and not visiting.… [Read More]
Ahhh!!! The tourism video that I was invited to be in for Folly Beach, SC is out! Here it is: This is my first time ever being in a professionally-produced tourism video, so here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Q: How did this video opportunity happen? A: Being a travel blogger since 2009, I’ve… [Read More]
Willemstad, Curaçao has some of the most colorful buildings in the world, yet due to the tides of history and the blazing Caribbean island sun, this architecture is constantly in flux. During my recent travels through Curaçao, I was particularly enchanted by the half-renovated, half-crumbled neighborhood of Pietermaai District Curaçao. By the time you read this article,… [Read More]