Road trip-part 3: Spending New Year’s in Key West, Florida

Looking from Miami down I95 to the Keys

You have to try it once: driving down the Keys to the ultimate of destinations, Key West. I wanted to experience New Year’s Eve celebration. After so many years of watching the crowds in New York City and other parts of the globe, I scribbled in Key West on the top of my bucket list.


Taste your way through ethnic Chicago

Dine on seafood in chicago where the restaurant feels like it is near the ocean instead of in the heart of Chicago

Picture eating octopus ceviche from a martini glass while deep-sea fish watch from above. You are not near an ocean but in a Chicago neighborhood restaurant.


Year End Branson Bargains

The Ozark Mountains are beautiful just after a snow. If you are lucky, maybe you will be snowed in for an extra day or two.


Silver Bells & Shining Lights: Koziar’s Christmas Village

Koziar’s Christmas Village, a Pennsylvania tradition since 1948, is one of the largest holiday light displays in the country. Hundreds of thousands of colorful twinkling, glowing, shining, glittering lights decorate the house, barn, sheds, fields, and lakefront of this former dairy farm.


Lady Washington Entertains: Christmas at Mt. Vernon

Candlelight tours of Mount Vernon at Christmas allow visitors to “meet” the Washingtons for an intimate glimpse into the holidays at the estate.


Bethlehem PA: The Christmas City is a year-round gift

You’d expect “The Christmas City,” as Bethlehem, PA bills itself to play up the holiday in a big way. But there’s a lot going on all year to make the town nestled in the Pennsylvania hills a great getaway.