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Roaming the Home of the Ponies

When I was around 10 years old, one of my absolute favorite book series was Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (first published in 1947). I must have read each book at least 10 times, that is how much I love(d) them.

So this past weekend was like a dream world made reality, when I traveled to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with my mom and aunt for a four-day getaway. I met up with them in Washington, D.C. and from there we drove down. It was only a three hour drive, which is perfect for a little getaway. I have to say I was very excited for the possibility to see the wild horses and to spend some time at the beach.

We stayed at the Channel Bass Inn run by Barbara and David Wiedenheft. They have been running the Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room for 22 years. It was an absolutely wonderful experience to stay there. Barabara and David make you feel right at home. Every day at 9 a.m. a full breakfast is served, and each day something different is on the menu. Some of the dishes we enjoyed were crab quiche, warm compote with granola, bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, and Mexican eggs (a recipe I plan on trying very soon). The tables are set up so that you share them with other guests staying at the Inn, which is a great way to get to know fellow travelers and find out what kind of adventures they’ve been going on. We met an Armenian family from Canada, and a few couples from PA and Delaware.

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Where should we travel to next?

For the past couple months, I have featured (mostly) recipes from different countries, and so far we’ve been to Mexico and Morocco (well, kind of). This is a new project I started to highlight flavors from around the world, and honestly, to give my content some focus and consistency.

around the world

As July is coming to a close, it’s time to decide where we will go for August. And I’d love to hear from you – my readers! Continue reading “Where should we travel to next?”

>Autumn travel

> In many parts of the world summer is ending and the weather is getting cooler. This is one sign that fall is upon us or just around the corner. It is a time of change that expresses itself in an explosion of color, mostly red, orange and yellow. What better time to take a road trip to experience the way your country or the world changes. You could take walk around your city park, a drive to your state park and pair that with a refreshing hike or cross state lines to compare how nature changes across the country. … Continue reading >Autumn travel

>Travel Don’ts: not speaking the language

> Photo Nicolle Morales Kern How easy would it be if you could travel and not worry about expressing yourself in another language? If the prospect of creating new sounds and words doesn’t appeal to you, then maybe travel is not for you. That may sound harsh, but the whole point of traveling to a different country is to experience a new country and culture and this includes the language. A key aspect of understanding a culture is through language and if you expect tourists coming to the US to speak English, you should be willing to try at least … Continue reading >Travel Don’ts: not speaking the language

>Alternative Travel: Couch Surfing

> If hostels are not you’re desired method of travel but you still have a budget to stick to, another alternative is couch surfing. In 2009, I published an article that took an in depth look at what couch surfing involves. Basically, you register an account with the site that connects you to people around the world who are willing to let you stay on their couches during your stay in their city. In return, you let them (and others) sleep on your couch when they need it. While I have never engaged in couch surfing, friends who have traveled … Continue reading >Alternative Travel: Couch Surfing

>Labor Day

>The first Monday in September (this year September 6) marks Labor Day, a national holiday dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. We also mark that day as the unofficial end of summer. Around the world, labor day is traditionally celebrated on May 1 and is also known as May Day and is characterized by dancing around the maypole and other ancient customs associated with the celebration of spring. One event happening on Saturday, September 4 in Philadelphia is the Red Bull Flugtag. At 1 p.m. 34 teams will show and test their homemade flying machines by … Continue reading >Labor Day