Sonoma Weekend Getaway: By Jen Oliak

When you get away with your love, where do you go? I think Sonoma is the perfect weekend getaway sans kids. It's also a great place to meet up with friends....more

My Husband and I Travel Differently

My husband has always been happy to stay at a Motel 8. He wasn’t particular about which hotel I picked as long as it was affordable and didn’t have bed bugs. I, on the other hand, while not exactly a Prima Donna, confess to being a touch of the Princess and the Pea. (Or more like the Russian Girl and a Breadcrumb.) ...more

Discovering NYC's Chelsea High Line

Walking The Chelsea High LineNew York is a city that has always been on the cutting edge of fashion, culture, business and more.  It has also been a city well known for its dedication to creating and preserving some of the most tranquil and spectacular public green spaces.  In a city that thrives on the hustle and bustle of its fast paced lifestyle, having these little oases tucked into the crevices of its concrete jungle, gives residents and visitors alike a place to relax, unwind and enjoy life....more

4 Tips That Will Help You Go Green On Vacation

Going on vacation isn’t quite the same as it used to be. Yes, you can still go somewhere new, relax, and enjoy yourself....more

Stressing out right after your vacation

I think by now, most Americans realize they don't take enough vacation. There are plenty of stories out there telling us we don't use all our vacation time, and polls measuring how many people are going to take a vacation this year and even reminders that vacations actually boost productivity in employees when they return to work....more

No Thank You, Snorkeling

I’ve snorkeled about a dozen times in my life, in some of the world's most majestic and sought after underwater locales. It’s cool - ish. ...more

My "Best Day Ever" is Today

I’ve been trying to #RetrainMyBrain to focus on now. Focus on this moment. I try to make every moment of my life count (whatever that means) and am perpetually checking in, validating whether I did enough in each moment. Did I successfully seize the day? ...more

The Joy of Revisiting the Same Vacation Spots

I’ve been to Hawaii three times, St. Martin, three times, Tulum, two times, and there’s more. I’ve been to Disney World five times, I’ve been to the South of France three times and Paris three times. I’ve been to London twice and California dozens of times. ...more

I Love Hawaii

Hawaii is Mother Nature’s candy shop. Its vistas are unparalleled. Orchids grow like dandelions and trees line the roads like a box of crayons. If the flowers don’t lure you in closer, the mysterious fruit and nut clusters will: wild berries, mangoes, bananas, coconuts, grouped in bundles, camouflaged in multicolored leaves. The blue of the ocean is the kind they call azure. ...more