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Terri Markle

Christmas in Washington DC is a reindeer.
Washington DC

Christmas in Washington DC

Christmas in Washington DC is my personal collection of photographs capturing the whimsy and wonder of the holidays in our nation’s capital. Each morning I leave my condo before daybreak to walk the deserted paths of the U.S. Capitol…

Malaga Christmas lights hang in the streets.

Malaga Christmas Lights in Spain

Malaga Christmas lights shine bright everywhere. Feliz Navidad is on the lips of every resident. In Malaga, a Mediterranean Christmas celebration is as likely to include a boot stuffed with a toy as stockings jammed full of gifts. In…

Lisbon is an easy walk from our AirBnb in Lisbon.
Adventure International

Artsy AirBnb in Lisbon, Portugal

One of cheapest ways to save money visiting the “Land of Sardines” is to book an AirBnb in Lisbon. My niece and I knew we wanted to spend our $ on food and drink! Plus our legs certainly would…

Biltmore Estate events include indoor and outdoor activities.

Biltmore Estate Events: House Interior

Biltmore Estate events occur year-round. Many families return to Biltmore Estate each year for its Christmas Celebration. Similarly, Biltmore Blooms attracts the gardeners. Special programming, such as the Downtown Abbey Exhibition, inspired fans of the long-running BBC show in…

U.S. Botanic Garden features holiday lights in exterior gardens.
Washington DC

Holiday Magic in Washington, DC

Holiday magic transforms the U.S. Capitol Grounds in Washington DC into an illuminated park in December. Holiday lights are also blooming on the U.S. Botanic Gardens (USBG) grounds . . . along with hardy winter flowers and bushes. U.S.…

Georgetown Glow DC featured an illuminated poem.
Washington DC

Holiday Light Show: Georgetown GLOW

A holiday light show is a magnet for me. So on a blustery cold December evening, wearing only a thin pea coat with no hat or gloves, I began my night holiday safari to discover the 2019 edition of…

Winterthur gardens feature curving walk paths.
Activities Walking

Wild Winterthur Gardens

The wild Winterthur gardens gives me a portal to enter the world of sprites and pixies. During this pandemic time, I will do anything to escape the gloom. Winterthur is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (and less than…


Food Street Market in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Italian food street market will make you ravenous. It is impossible to resist eating … a lot … at The South 9th Street Italian Market. Give in to Edesia (the Roman goddess of feasting). You are powerless (or…