New York

  • Around the US,  New York

    Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    No trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty! The first time I visited New York City was in the year 2000. The twin trade towers were still standing at the time, and I was able to get this amazing photo of both Liberty and Ellis Islands from the top of the towers. That trip was over the 4th of July, and New York City was busy! We stood in line for hours to get on the Ferry at Battery Park. Our second trip was in the month of May, and the wait was also extremely long at Battery…

  • Around the US,  New York

    Visiting Central Park in New York City

    If you’ve ever been to Central Park, you know – it’s a big place. Eight hundred forty-three acres big! My daughter Kimberlee and I decided to walk from the north end to the south end last time we were there. It took awhile! Of course we stopped along the way for some photos….. Central Park was the first major landscaped public park not only in New York City, but the whole United States. In the 1840’s, New York’s elite began clamoring for a green space similar to those of London and Paris. Battery Park, a mere 10 acres, was the largest green space at the time, and with New York’s…

  • Times Square at night
    Around the US,  New York

    Visiting Times Square in New York City

    There are good reasons why the touristy things in New York City are well, touristy. Because they are so fun! I’m not opposed to getting off the beaten path, but don’t be afraid to experience an activity that sounds fun just because it’s touristy. You will probably have a great time! Times Square is one of those places. Even if you have never been there, doubtless you know it from the ball that drops on New Year’s Eve, signalling the beginning of the New Year. That tradition had it’s beginnings in 1904, when a New’s Year’s party was thrown to celebrate the opening of the New York Times new headquarters.…

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    Visiting Rockefeller Center in New York City

    ♫ Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New York! ♫ New York is such a vibrant city, with so many things to see and do. I’ve been there on several occasions, and still haven’t experienced all of the activities that sound amazing to me. When you go, try to plan at least a week. If you can stay longer, do! Note: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking the link, at no cost to you, we may earn a small commission. You’ve heard of Times Square, and The Statue of Liberty. But do you know how much is going…

  • Around the US,  New York

    Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls is a famous waterfall on the border of the USA and Canada. Everybody has heard of it, right? I had heard about it all my life, which is why I wanted to visit and see it in person. But when I went to plan my vacation, I found that I knew almost nothing about it at all! The Niagara River is the border of the state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. All of the water in the Great Lakes flows through this river. Did you know that there are actually three different waterfalls that comprise Niagara Falls? About 500 years ago, an obstacle in…