As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this past week, the 8th grade students at my school took their yearly trip to Washington DC. While we spent plenty of time walking around the city, visiting each site of importance, what I was most struck by was the amount of quotes that seem to decorate the city.
Below, I have shared with you a few of my favorite quotations from around the city. Not only do these quotes have special meaning to me, but they also seem to bring the city of Washington DC to life with voices that so clearly echo from the past.
The High Line in Manhattan is one of my favorite parks in the world, and this weekend, I was lucky enough to visit it twice, both times taking people who’ve never been before. This above ground park is built into a historic freight rail line and runs up along the West Side of Manhattan from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, up to West 30th Street.
Train Tracks and Plants.
It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon walking along the Hudson River or lounging on the lawn absorbing some vitamin D. Whatever your plans, there’s plenty to do above the city, with several food vendors and much to see, including several pieces of artwork. Plus, it’s always great to get a different perspective on the city, especially if you need a break from the hustle and bustle that much of New York offers. Continue reading →
The ABC’s of travel: I happened to stumbled upon a post like this on Twenty-Something Travel and decided to join in the fun. I also thought it was the perfect way to reflect on my travels from the past years and look forward to future excursions.
Hanging with Mom.
Age you went on your first international trip:
When I was three years old, my family took a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas.
Best (foreign) beer you’ve had and where:
I love beer so this is a tough one. Either a tie between Fiji Gold in Fiji and Saigon in Vietnam, or any beer in Belgium. Continue reading →