The Baltimore Ivy

Baltimore is one of the great American cities to visit or to have a well-earned romantic get-away.  There is the Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, historic seaport, tourist attraction, and landmark of the city, is an ideal example for all cities about how to fashion a picture-perfect waterfront. The museums are classic, strolling to the many statues […]

Old Forge and Inlet NY nestled

Old Forge has long been considered “Adirondack Base Camp” for vacationers who wish to enjoy everything from tranquility to adventure. According to www.oldforge.com, the largest hamlet in the historic Town of Webb includes Eagle Bay, Big Moose and Stillwater. From there, you can explore the central Adirondack region and all of the Adirondack Park. Inlet […]

Pittsfield, Massachusetts’s Hotel on North

In neighboring Pittsfield, Massachusetts, sitting gloriously on North Street is one of the coolest boutique hotels in New England. It’s named plainly Hotel on North. While located in the Berkshires where there are artisans and artists and entertainment of all kinds to enjoy, this hotel may just be reason enough on its own to take […]

The Ritz Carlton in Westchester, N.Y.

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester is an excellent start to a premier shopping weekend… Combining a wonderful hotel stay and spa visit could ease the pain or heighten the joy depending on your thoughts on” back-to-school” shopping. A tradition started some time ago for some families to travel outside their area to visit outlets or free-standing stores […]

Zucchini Cookbook Treasure

There are two things in life that relax me more than anything else – perusing thrift and antique stores and reading old cookbooks. When I find some cookbook treasures that lovingly contain notes, comments and private family recipes scribbled throughout the book…well that’s the thrift store jackpot! I found one such culinary personal masterpiece in […]

Patty’s Restaurant in Litchfield, Ct.

I have made many road trips as the Grateful Traveler and one recently took me to Litchfield, Ct. to visit the wonderful Mayflower Grace. Hungry (as usual) we stopped at Patty’s Restaurant to find one of the best American breakfast establishments. Inexpensive, hearty food and prepared like a famous chef would on a sunday morning […]