Located at 44 Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, The Breakers was built as the summer residence for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, of THE Vanderbilt family. Taking two years to build, during the Gilded Age, the 70-room mansion has 62,482 sq ft of living area across five floors. Sixty-Four ThousandContinue Reading

The USS Constitution, aka “Old Ironsides”, is the world’s oldest ship, of any kind, still afloat! Launched in 1797, she was one of six original frigate authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third to be constructed. The frigates were to be the capital ships ofContinue Reading

We’re at our half-way stop, in Annapolis, Maryland, in the Historic District. Annapolis was one of the first cities in the United States to receive the distinct honor of being a Historical District with the city dating back to colonial times in 1695. The Historic District of Annapolis is builtContinue Reading

Fort Sumter is a SEA FORT (I didn’t know we had Sea Forts) dating back to the War of 1812 and was built on an artificial island to protect Charleston, South Carolina. Commissioned after the Burning of Washington in 1814 (during the War of 1812), engineers performed measurements on theContinue Reading

What is the first thing you think of when you hear New Orleans, Louisiana? For me, the French Quarter is definitely near the top of the list, if not the top; I also think of Mardi Gras, Beignets, and fun nights with co-workers (who are now great friends!) The FrenchContinue Reading

I’m so excited that The Grand Canyon was one of the locations randomly picked! It is the closest location to me and the perfect starting point for our adventure this month! The Grand Canyon is the 2nd most visited National Park in the United States, with an average of 6Continue Reading