I was saddened to learn of the recent death of crooner Andy Williams, who made the song Moon River famous. This event however brought about an idea for this travel blog. First, I learned that a river inlet in Savannah, Georgia named Moon River was so named in honor of Johnny Mercer, who along with Henry Mancini composed this award-winning song in 1961.
I thought, “Why not write about rivers and their relationship to tourism?” When you think of it; interior waterways have helped tourism move along in many directions. pun intended Continue reading “Moon River . . . .”
Who would have thought that February, which many do not consider the ideal month to travel in to also be one of the most popular months of the year for tourism.
Certainly you have to list the sunny shores of Florida and the Daytona 500, which happens to be February 26th this year, as one of the key reasons to travel south, especially if you live in the frigid northern climes. Just being able to shed all those extra layers of clothing and drink in the sea air is enough reason to trek down I-75 or I-95. Continue reading “No Matter Where Your Travels Take You . . . .”
Except for those of us who might be called snow bunnies, most folks don’t care for the month of January, which normally is a cold and dreary month. January, however, yields many reasons for travel, and certainly reflecting on the past . . . such as . . . .
The first presidential election was held in January 1789; subsequently four U.S. presidents were born in the month of January, and four U.S. presidents died in the month of January; among them President Theodore Roosevelt. Continue reading “Reflecting on January . . .”
This is just a crazy time of year. According to Hallmark, there are 8 major holidays crammed into the short time span from October 31- December 31. That averages out a holiday every 11.5 Days! Some of these holidays have been celebrated since the pilgrims first set foot on these shores, while others are recently recognized in the United States. For instance, although Diwali has been celebrated in India for centuries, it has only recently gained popularity as major holiday in this country. 8 Major Holidays in 92 Days- 2011:
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the world-changing event that has become known simply as 9-11. As our country continues the healing process, communities all across the nation will take time this September 11th, to commemorate the personal stories of tragedy, and in many instances triumph, in the face of overwhelming circumstances. We remember those who lost their lives and loved ones, as well as those who risked their lives as first responders. Check with your local officials for events in your area. These are some events taking place in the NYC area. Continue reading “Taking Time to Remember”