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Travel Tales & Tips

Meghan Perkins'

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." ~Saint Augustine


Welcome to Travel Tales & Tips! Our ultimate goal is to share our passion for travel and learning about different cultures with others. We publish Travel Tales–anecdotes and human interest stories from around the globe, Travel Tips–ways to save time and skip the lines, Itineraries–recommendations and off-the-beaten path destinations, Photos–images from around the world, and Reviews–honest input and firsthand accounts. We are constantly updating our content, so check back often!

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September 27, 2018

When the opportunity arose to tack on a few nights in Napa during a trip out to Monterey, CA for my graduation from grad school, I jumped at the chance.  Napa's three part mini-series will take you along with us over the course of a weekend as we explore a little slice of this famous valley.

The traffic snaking northward from Monterey up to the Napa Valley slowly chugs along.  We anxiously anticipate our arrival, but it is clear that it will be delayed a bit by the bumper to bumper...

June 19, 2018

I am usually not much of a fan of bees, but this shot my husband took of one in the center of a flower in Longwood Gardens definitely make me appreciate the microscopic world around us!  The details just in a bee's wings are amazing to see up close.

June 10, 2018

Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square, Pennsylvania has the most beautiful gardens I have ever experienced–in the US, Asia, or Europe.  The variety of plants and flowers inside the greenhouses and dispersed throughout the property grounds is astounding.  Of all of the variety available, however, these flowers stuck out to me particularly.  While they’re small, their color and shape make them almost look like something out of a cartoon.

March 27, 2018

While I usually focus my photo of the day on a grand monument or beautiful landscape, I thought this close-up might be a nice change.  Sometimes there is just as much beauty in the little things as in the big ones!  This shot was taken at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.  If you look closely, you will find a whole ecosystem of life teeming inside the gardens.

February 7, 2018

Recently I had the opportunity to head up to beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA for the day.  In nice weather, there is nowhere I’d rather be than wandering along one of their meandering paths or through the immense conservatory.  There is always something new in bloom to check out.  One of my favorite things at Longwood are all of the fountain features spread throughout the garden.  I am hoping to get to one of the Illumination Performances–a 30...

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