Paris 2019

Enjoy these pictures from an afternoon stroll in downtown Paris. Pastries, the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Seine River were wonderful pit stops on my stroll, and I am sure when you visit you will find even more gems in this romantic city.

Self-Guided Chocolate Tour Brussels

To do a successful self-guided chocolate tour of Brussels is possible! I did it not too long ago. The place to make it happen is the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, rich with history and chocolatiers.

From Mary’s, the first woman chocolatier, to Pierre Marcolini’s unique and tasty treats, there are so many great shops to visit. Neuhaus was full of magical displays and wonderful taste combinations. La Belgique Gourmande offered specialty and traditional treats that were great for souvenirs and an afternoon treat! Corné Port-Royal had their award-winning pralines and truffles that were delectable.

Brussels 2019


Please enjoy highlights from my day trip to Brussels. It is a must-visit!

Fall in Mississauga

Mississauga is a large Canadian city neighbouring Toronto on Lake Ontario. It is a suburban metropolis that was a fun Fall destination for Canadian Thanksgiving! Enjoy pictures from my Fall stroll and Mississauga and day trip to Toronto.

Alaska Charms Cruise!

A cruise to Alaska was an amazing way to visit the 49th state, glaciers and British Columbia. Although a short visit, it was still mesmerizing. With breathtaking greenery, wildlife and cultural artifacts Wrangell, Sitka, Sawyer Glacier and Prince Rupert, British Columbia were stops on the cruise (Alaska Charms from Oceania cruises).

Ithaca, NY


Ithaca, New York is a charming city filled with the best combinations of Upstate New York charm and cosmopolitan opportunities. During my stay for a wedding at Ithaca’s Farmers Market I enjoyed the fresh produce, waterfalls and hospitality. Please enjoy my photos from Ithaca Farmer’s Market, surrounding farms and Taughannock Falls (with a 215 foot plunge, the waterfall stands three stories taller than Niagara Falls!).

Atlantic City, NJ

Deciding where to go for a girls’ getaway or a surprise bachelorette can be daunting. Luckily my friends and I are close to a great weekend getaway location: Atlantic City! We had a blast on Memorial Weekend in which we enjoyed the food, beach and sights! There was so much we did not get a chance to see or experience this time around, so I will definitely have to go back.

“Welcome to Atlantic City” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

Margaritaville (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

“Atlantic City Beach Patrol” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

“Fried Shrimp at Kelseys” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

“Signage” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

“Beach Time” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

“Breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

“Marriott Surprise Bachelorette Set Up” (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2017)

Miami, FL

Fun in the sun for Miami Art Basel! Public art, gourmet dishes and swaggy lobbies lead way to a wonderful experience in the beginning of December.

Virginia Beach

Sun, seafood and sand filled my weekend in Virginia Beach! The warm weather and brilliant sunsets accentuated the picturesque weekend trip. It was a great summer getaway.

St. Louis, MO

From viewing the largest prehistoric earthen construction in the Americas north of Mexico to The Arch to Southern cuisine and the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch I was very busy and very happy on my trip to St. Louis, MO!