2021: Autumn Storm Chasing on the Beach

A self-portrait of Mahal and I posing on the beach before the storm kicked in. The other day, my mom, our puppy Mahal, and I went to the local beach. The clouds darkened the sky with each passing moment. It was both terrifying yet celestial.  Mahal (by his choice) and I sprinted across the sand… Continue reading 2021: Autumn Storm Chasing on the Beach

2021: Secrets of the Service Wing Tour

*Note: This tour required everyone – all the guests and employees – to wear a mask at all times inside this home. Additionally, we had to sign up online to attend this. “Here is where the scullery maid worked from 6 AM to 10 PM.” The tour guide showed us a dim, narrow hallway.  Although… Continue reading 2021: Secrets of the Service Wing Tour

2021: Just Chillin’ in the Gardens ;)

Last week, I visited Old Westbury Gardens and enjoyed the sunshine and the greenery. Also, I’ll be posting a tour I attended called “Secrets of the Service Wing.” So, be on the lookout for that. These are self-portraits. I'm just enjoying the greenery and sunshine. (: I hope you’re well. Take care. (: My self-portrait… Continue reading 2021: Just Chillin’ in the Gardens 😉

2021: The Blessing of the Animals

Happy Blessings! Yesterday, my puppy Mahal and many other pets were blessed at St. Patrick’s Church in Smithtown! It’s a tradition in most catholic churches to have pets blessed. It stems from St. Francis Assisi, the patron saint of animals, almost back a thousand years ago. (Faith has it that he loved all creatures and… Continue reading 2021: The Blessing of the Animals

2021: Update: Happy October!

Happy October! I hope you’re doing well. (: October is my birthday month – it’s on the 17th! (Also, yesterday, I celebrated my four years with wordpress.com - woo!) And this month is when the fall festivities shall be kicking in – from pumpkin picking to admiring the autumn foliage. Additionally, I’ll be uploading more… Continue reading 2021: Update: Happy October!

2021: Craving Some Bubble Waffle Ice Cream

Knowing myself, I always got some sugar craving all around town from midnight to dawn. So, it was no surprise that my friend and I we went to the Bubble Waffle Ice Cream place that just opened up a month ago. It's in Smithtown, Long Island and owned by two cousins. (Woo! Ladies'-Owned, Family Business… Continue reading 2021: Craving Some Bubble Waffle Ice Cream

2021: The Sunflower Festival

The other day, my friends, my pup Mahal, and I ventured to the Sunflower Festival at the WaterDrinker in Manorville, Long Island. (It was also the same place where the Tulip Festival was held.) It's happy to see you! (; This time it was scorching hot. Humidity and I are a bad romance. While sweating… Continue reading 2021: The Sunflower Festival

2021: A Minimalist View of Avalon Park

So, the other day, my mom, my pup Mahal, and I strolled through Avalon Park, which is located in the town of Stony Brook, New York. And that day, I wanted to photograph the place with a minimalist vision. Purple petals hanging downwards. Often, we go here because not only is it freely available to… Continue reading 2021: A Minimalist View of Avalon Park

A Long Island Guide

Welcome to A Long Island Guide post! Long Island is know for its nature trails and beaches. Plus, it has a rich, interesting, and even dark history. It was first inhabited by varying indigenous tribes, like the Algonquian, before the Europeans arrived. Since I grew up here, I wanted to share with you my favorite… Continue reading A Long Island Guide

2021: Site/Blog Update

Hello! 🙂 Sorry no new posts this week. This blog is getting a bit of a make-over. I'm changing the name Susanna Travels since it's already taken in numerous social media sites and whatnot. A sunset on Long Island. As always, I'll be posting, in the near future, my travel stories and some tips along… Continue reading 2021: Site/Blog Update