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

2021: Memory Lane at Port Jeff

So, the other day I visited Port Jeff (short for Port Jefferson) – or Down Port, as the locals call it. It brought back a lot of memories and it is one of the highlights on Long Island. It’s about a twenty minute drive from my house or about two hours by train from Manhattan. And… Continue reading 2021: Memory Lane at Port Jeff

2021: Long Island’s Tulip Festival

The other day, my puppy Mahal and I ventured to the Long Island's Tulip Festival at the Waterdrinker. Every year, this place grows rows and rows of tulips. So, purple to pink to yellow and to white tulips surrounded us. It was a rainbow of colors. Also, this festival attracted a diverse group of people,… Continue reading 2021: Long Island’s Tulip Festival

2021: Traveling in Your Own Backyard

Yep, I've gone into landscaping. Give us a call if you need someone to dig in a tree. 😉 The other day, I read a NY Times article on Roff Smith. He both wrote and photographed about his local travels around his hometown in Sussex, England. Due to the pandemic, he has been confined to… Continue reading 2021: Traveling in Your Own Backyard

2021: Sunsets at Short Beach

A Self Capture of me entering in to the sunset. The sun is beginning to set. I like watching the warm colors mesh in together.  In the distance, a couple of friends are giggling. And there’s a guy who’s snapping photos away on his phone. My dog Mahal and my mom and I are basking… Continue reading 2021: Sunsets at Short Beach

2021: Visiting the Nassau County Museum of Art

The side view of the Nassau County Museum of Art. Long Island – I stood on acres and acres of grass, surrounded by abstract art. A series of metal rectangular shapes were positioned one behind the other almost ready to fall like a domino. Another work of art appeared like a lid from a beer… Continue reading 2021: Visiting the Nassau County Museum of Art

2021: First Trail Adventure in Avalon

Woo! The other day was Mahal's First Trail Day. And I’m so proud of him! After waiting a few weeks for his vaccinations to kick in, I was able to finally treat my puppy-roo to a mini-trail at Avalon Nature Preserve. He was afraid to climb the metallic steps, so I had to carry him.… Continue reading 2021: First Trail Adventure in Avalon