There's nothing better than experiencing a new part of Central Park. It's an added bonus when the crowds are sparse and the feel is truly local.
Central Park's Conservatory Garden is the perfect oasis of calm nestled among bustling Manhattan.
In the wake of the recent refugee crisis, there's no better time to visit Ellis Island. It’s an opportunity to see and contemplate an era when the United States answered many people's prayers for a better future.
Beauty in Quito is more than street deep. We stumbled across this courtyard off of one of its busy streets in Old Town.
We were just passing through on our way to the Galápagos Islands. We had booked two nights in Quito, Ecuador, to avoid any chance of missing our ship in case of plane delays.
What a mistake it would have been to not have given this city its due touring time. If you’re heading to Galápagos, intentionally pass through Quito and plan to spend a few nights there.
The Galápagos Islands are a visual wonderland.
Think “Jurassic World” minus the theme park and dinosaurs. That’s a good start at getting your head around this place.
For perspective on the sacrifices made to take American freedom to the next level, visit Gettysburg. It’s an interactive Civil War history lesson that sucks you in with each story of triumph and defeat.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, marked the final stop on our weeklong Civil War Tour. It was a fitting ending to a meaningful and unforgettable road trip.