Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival

Are you really a Connecticut resident if you don’t visit Buttonwood Farm during its annual Sunflower Festival? Rumour had it (and by rumour I mean a coworker told me) that a local farm held an annu...

Farmington River Tubing

If you told me a year ago that I would be tubing down a rocky river in Central Connecticut, I would have politely replied something along the lines of “… I think you mean laying out in Laguna ...

Skywalk Observatory

Being 2,700 miles away from home occasionally leaves me with emotional voids that can only be filled with the Los Angeles skyline, west coast sunsets, and smog-filled air… At least that’s what I t...

Castle Hill Light

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Castle Hill Light. Located on Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island, Castle Hill Light is an active navigation vessel that was built in 1890. The white and black l...

Cool Globe Art Exhibit

In 2015, the state of New York had an estimated 19,795,791 residents, and still continues to grow! While discussing these astounding numbers with a coworker at lunch yesterday, he mentioned that altho...

Magnolia Bakery

There is no better way to celebrate the end of a work week than with a cupcake or some banana pudding! As I walked along 49th street on this muggy afternoon, I eagerly approached my destination and th...

The Flower District

Roses and sunflowers and tulips – OH MY! This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Flower District in Downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Flower District, a six-block floral market consisting o...

Vista Hermosa Park Bench

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Vista Hermosa Park. Vista Hermosa Park is the perfect hangout spot for this summer. There’s plenty of room to kick around a soccer ball or have a picnic. Not...

Sunken City

Hidden along the San Pedro Cliffs, buried beneath the remains of a natural landslide, lies the post-apocalyptic playground known as Sunken City. Beginning in 1929, the land surrounding Point Fermin b...

ACE Hotel

This week’s Secret of SoCal is ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is unusually packed for this time of year; between birthday parties, graduation partie...