Spring has sprung and I find myself thinking about gardens more and more. My absolute favorite (of those I’ve visited thus far) is Longwood in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Lucky for me, it’s nearly in my backyard.  One cool thing about Longwood is you can visit at any time of the year and there will be […]

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Mary on October 25th, 2010

Longwood Gardens is one of the top gardens in the world, and conveniently located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This amazing garden is family friendly and has plenty to astound even the most experienced gardener.  Longwood has a seemingly infinite variety of changing displays, and continues to reinvent itself.  Check out the clever children’s garden with fountains, […]

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Mary on April 24th, 2011

While I don’t usually travel to my local gardens with youngsters, I find it refreshing to explore the children’s gardens.  I’m referring to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware.  Both former du Pont estates that are now open to the public.  These amazing gardens are only about 20 minutes apart […]

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Mary on November 18th, 2010

I’ve never traveled over Christmas and New Years.  We live within driving distance of both sides of the family, and we always have a lot of family events to attend.  That doesn’t keep me from dreaming of Christmas adventures.  So I’ve been thinking…what are some interesting, unique places to spend Christmas?  Several places immediately sprung […]

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While I totally adore traveling far and wide, I also love to explore interesting, unique places close to home. Being that I live in the Brandywine Valley, the birthplace of DuPont, I have the opportunity to visit many of the DuPont estates that are now open to the public. Where is the Brandywine Valley, you […]

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