Strange Places: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a place I can visit over and over again. Named after the woman who spent her life collecting the art within it, and commissioned the unique building it is housed in. She personally oversaw the construction of the museum in Boston's Fens neighborhood and personally arranged all of the... Continue Reading →

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Strange Places: Land of Oz

When I first saw pictures of Land of Oz, a theme park hidden on the side of Beech Mountain in North Carolina, it seemed like the perfect place to kick off my month long celebration of Halloween. Misty, dreary pictures of an abandoned yellow brick road made it seem like an eerie, haunted place to... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Flood Plain

I wish I could say the above picture was from a relaxing weekend at Myrtle Beach, spent relaxing on the beach and catching up on submissions. Unfortunately, it was the single bright moment in a 24 hour nightmare. I scheduled my trip to Myrtle beach back in late July, planning to use the time to... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: The Breakers

When I was growing up, my sisters and I often stayed with our grandparents in Bristol, RI when we had time off from school. Some of my favorite  In the late afternoon, we would occasionally drive to Newport and cruise by a stretch of ocean front mansions formerly owned by some of America's most wealthy and powerful families, stopping... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Cape Cod Canal

The main attraction that draws tourists to Cape Cod every summer are the beaches. And while there are many beautiful ones to choose from, there is another notable landmark worth visiting. The Cape Cod Canal stretches seven miles across the neck of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Not only is it... Continue Reading →

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