• arizona,  destinations,  phoenix,  scottsdale

    5 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona

    I have always thought of Scottsdale as merely an extension of the Phoenix metro area. Despite having visited Phoenix many times, I never spent much time in Scottsdale until recently. Scottsdale has much to offer, including plenty of eating and drinking options, opportunities to explore the great outdoors and even take in some culture. Taliesin West This is a must do for those who appreciate architecture. Taliesin West was the winter home and architecture school of Frank Lloyd Wright. It still serves as the campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The property is accessible to the public by guided tours, which provide great insight into, not only…

  • destinations,  us travel,  washington dc

    Visiting Holiday Displays in Washington, DC

    Christmastime is definitely one of my favorite times of the year to visit Washington, DC. The city knows how to deck itself out in the holiday spirit. This year, I only had a very small window of time in which to see some of the holiday lights around the city. At the top of my list of things to see was The National Christmas Tree, which is located near the White House. This year’s tree was decorated in gold and silvery white LED lights to commemorate the National Park Service’s Centennial. If there was a good time to have brought my real camera, this would have been it, but I…

  • beauty,  lifestyle,  new mexico

    Enjoy the New Mexico Winter with Live Ultimate Facial Sunscreen

    Sunshine is probably one of the things I can’t live without. For a sun lover, like me, New Mexico is great because of the number of days of sunshine we get to enjoy all year round. Even when it is snowy and bone-chillingly cold, like it is now, you can expect the sun to show up in a few hours or the next day. Protecting my skin from the strong New Mexico sun is must for me even though I am not the best at remembering to apply sunscreen every day. The 30-degree and snowy days are now setting in, but that does not mean the sun will disappear until…