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!).

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.

Seattle-Tacoma, Washington

Enjoy photos from my Fall weekend getaway full of art, seafood and foliage! The Seattle-Tacoma area brought many exciting and fun opportunities. It was beautiful and breathtaking.

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.

NYC Staycation: Staten Island, NY

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

It is amazing to have NYC as my hometown! I love exploring the hidden treasures the city has to offer. Staten Island for the day was the perfect escape. From the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden to the stained glass at Main Hall I was transported around the world. A day long exploration at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden was just the trip I needed during the summer heat of NYC!

Main Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Main Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)


Staten Island Ferry (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

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!

Indianapolis, IN

During the 100th running of the Indy 500 I visited Indianapolis, IN. After enjoying the race I enjoyed food and drink at two of Indy’s finest establishments. The next day I explored downtown even further, visiting the Civil War Museum and climbing to the top of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument to view all of downtown in the distance. A short but sweet trip, Indy was a fun time!

Greenville, SC

During my weekend in downtown Greenville, SC I had an amazing time! The hashtag #yeahTHATGreenville sums up the wide variety of businesses, information and activities in Greenville. I had an awesome time in downtown!

Chicago, IL

The Windy City had warm smiles and frigid temperatures on my recent visit. Full of yummy food, splendid views and world class institutions, Chicago filled me up with good vibes. Check out my images from visits to the Hancock Tower, Millennium Park, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and South Side Chicago.