Pit Stop: Delightful Day Trips

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Tapas Anyone??

spaghetti and pigeons in athens, greece

At the ripe old age of 22, I was quite the traveler. At my current age of 31, I can't say the same thing. So I gotsta reminisce on my travel heyday back when I was 22. Oi. One of the trips I took was traveling from London to Paris, Athens, Venice and Florence over the course of 10 days with my friend Jaime who was visiting me for 2 weeks. This trip produced numerous amazing stories but I'm just going to share one with you today....more

Day Trips: A Bike On The Beach

Day trips do not always have to be about trains and automobiles.  There are always other activities like…….biking on your local beach boardwalk....more

Road-tested Reviews: The Waze of the Road

Though my husband and I are veteran roadtrippers these days, there was, in fact, a time when we traveled without a GPS. Or at least, with a less than adequate one. Let me tell you, there is little more terrifying than driving through I’m-not-really-sure-where, Georgia, in the middle of the night when your GPS decides your course is now somewhere in the Atlantic....more

A to Z Challenge: On Elk

One of the things I love about living in Northern Californiais the variety of wildlife we are able to see and enjoy.And one of the amazing animals we get to seeduring our frequent travels are the Roosevelt elk herdsthat live in our area. ...more

New Road

There comes an age when the calendar and your own lifestyle don't align. Another birthday, a year one thought little about unless Paul McCartney was singing about some time way in the future. WAY in the future.And suddenly, my friend, it is here and whether you lie about your age or simply avoid the subject with a swift sidestep, we know - even without former classmates or even your children there to remind you....more

Shhh…can you keep a secret???

I'm not a religious person but I think I found heaven.  In fact, Peter one of the exceptional guides at Isla Palenque told me that he thinks he knows that if there is a God, he's on Isla Palenque. I think he's right.  A private island retreat set amidst 400 jungle acres off the west coast of Panama in th Gulf of Chiriqui, it's a dream.  We've been to some outstanding destinations and this is now on our Top 10 list.  I'd like to keep it to myself but that would be very selfish of me....more