Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival

I’m not a festival person. While I love all of the components of a festival – arts, crafts, live music, and good food – there’s something about putting them all together that’s usually a turn-off for me. Maybe it's the parking, the heat, the milling around – I don’t know. Festivals almost always sound better than they actually are. However, the Town of Cary’s Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival was an exception.

Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour

From holding hops to watching ingredients spin around in copper kettles, the Beyond the Pale tour of the Sierra Nevada Craft Brewery immerses visitors in the beer-making process. You would probably be hard-pressed to find someone who likes beer less than I do. Despite not being a beer drinker, I truly enjoyed the “Beyond the … Continue reading Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour

Juniper Level Botanic Garden

My husband and I are always looking out for nearby locales we can explore together and feed my photography habit. As long-time residents of the city and frequent explorers of local parks, museums, and arboretums, it is hard for us to find previously undiscovered places. A few weekends ago, we were thrilled to find out … Continue reading Juniper Level Botanic Garden

San Diego, California

La Jolla, California Traveling has always been a priority for our family of three. As someone from a small town who had barely left my home state before going to college, I wanted my daughter to grow up knowing through first-hand experience that the world is vastly bigger than her immediate day-to-day surroundings. Beginning when … Continue reading San Diego, California