July 2015

FAME, still making recording history

Who doesn’t dream of coming up to a microphone and belting out a song like Aretha Franklin? While we may not be able to sound even remotely like this and other legendary musical icons, we can take a trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and witness musical history. On a recent musical history trip to the […]

W. C. Handy Birthplace and Museum, where the blues took root

The idea to go to the W.C. Handy Birthplace and Museum was rooted for me after seeing the Handy home in Memphis. This past week my mom and I headed for the area that W.C. Handy described in his biography Father of the Blues as “Where the Tennessee River, like a silver snake, winds her […]

Beauty at the Art Institute of Chicago

My friend Jane Aumann and I went to Chicago on a mission to see beautiful architecture and art in Chicago. I wanted to see art in unexpected places and in the curve of a doorway, the art deco design over a window and the sculptures which never cease to amaze me. This pursuit led us […]

Tybee Island Lighthouse - standing for history

The Tybee Island lighthouse has seen a lot of history. Built in 1773, this was the third lighthouse built on this beach island off the coast of Georgia. Located just south of Savannah there is something quite romantic about this island and the fact that this piece of land has so much history. Different flags […]

While traveling it is often easy to not take care of your skin. I try to always wear sun block and wear a hat and protect myself when out in the sun, but when enjoying the sites it is easy to overlook. When I got a chance to try a few cool products from Carapex […]