As autumn approaches and the few maple trees around town begin to slowly change color I start day dreaming about the immense beauty of New England in the fall. About this time last year was my first time leaf peeping throughout the East Coast. While I was in New England I made sure to set aside a day to explore the town of Salem, Massachusetts, the epicenter of the gruesome witch trials that took place in 1692. I found witches there alright, both real and fictional. Continue reading
Well it’s finally here! The 2019 fall season has begun. I’m super excited to get back into reading all the great halloween blogs out there. Aren’t you? Of course you are, that’s why you’re reading this one! I’ll be honest. It’s very easy to loose your Halloween mojo during the rest of the year. I sorta didn’t want summer to end after enjoying the beach, the great outdoors, visiting lakes and national parks, etc. My feelings changed though after the first cloudy weekend where it was finally cold enough to break out a cozy sweater. Also something about the NFL season starting always gets me in the mood for watching a good game on Sunday while sampling a new pumpkin or Oktoberfest flavored beer. I’ve fully embraced fall now and am looking forward to all the Halloween shenanigans to come. In this post I’ll share my 2019 Halloween bucket list of activities. Continue reading
October is a great time of year to travel, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, the leaves are turning beautiful colors, the weather is starting to cool off, and kids are back in school which means NO MORE CROWDS! It is the perfect time to get away so I’m going to do just that. For the next few days I’ll be exploring the city of New Orleans. I’ve read about so many interesting things to do and I doubt I’ll have time to do them all. But here are a few items on my must do list:
- Take a voodoo tour.
- Visit the spooky New Orleans cemeteries.
- Explore the swamps and bayous in a small boat.
- Stroll down Pirate’s Alley.
- Check out the mansion of author Anne Rice.
I’m hoping to do these things and more! I’ll be posting updates while I’m in New Orleans so stay tuned. As I was making this list, I began thinking of other creepy travel destinations I’d like to travel to. I also thought of some creepy places I’ve already been that you guys might like to visit someday. So I’ve put this Halloween travel bucket list together to get us inspired to travel like the Halloween enthusiasts we are. Continue reading
One of the most beautiful times of the year is when leaves begin to change to hues of orange, brown and gold. Here in Southern California, it’s sometimes hard to really feel like it’s Fall because there are so many evergreens and palm trees. But in certain neighborhoods you can find groups of tall maple trees that are changing their colors and dropping their leaves only to be whisked away by the gentle autumn winds. I love these areas, and try to seek them out as often as possible. It helps me get in the mood for Halloween and Thanksgiving by infusing a little bit of holiday nostalgia in my life. I have always wanted to plan a trip to the east coast to the places where the fall colors are abundant. And I’ve found a great tool to help me plan a fall foliage tour thanks to the US Forest Service. Continue reading