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

A friendly open letter to Mercedes Benz

I contemplated and pondered for at least a year before I decided to take the extra bold and courageous step to ask you a few things about an experience I had in your car. I mulled over this for quite sometime before making the conscious decision to speak on this matter. So it has been thought through, carefully, in determining if there was really a need to make this concern known to your business. So, I asked myself......more

Is Your Public Life Fair Game? NaBloPoMo, Day 10

"Is Your Public Life Fair Game?"I remember the old standard that if you were going to break up with someone, you should do it in a public place so that they wouldn't make a scene.  If they do, however, does someone else have the right to film it and publish it?  Kinda like this article I saw earlier today... ...more

Traveling Like A Pro!

With the holidays right around the corner, there’s a lot of traveling for some of us. Whether we’re going home for the holidays or have short work (or play!) trips to attend, the fall/winter months are when most people are out and about. Luckily for me, I get to spend Thanksgiving at the beach. There will not be much of tanning going on, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun....more

November Notes, Day 3

 "Dreams of Fall" Don't tell my husband, but I really miss living on the East Coast....more

20 Exciting Car Games for Kids

A road trip is the best way to introduce your children to the wonders of the world. Few experiences can be as entertaining and as educational at the same time. However, being stuck together in the back seat can be quite a challenge for most kids. Especially if they are of different age groups. Temper tantrums, quarrels, and bouts of yelling are common, The trick, as every parent knows, is to keep the cute little monsters occupied. To give them an opportunity to vent their excess energy, keep their hyperactive minds busy with things to do. ...more

Jet Skipping

Where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love? I'm really not adverse to traveling anywhere, but for the sake of today's prompt, I'll admit that the first place that came to mind was New York....more

Tiny Travelers: Seeing the World with Young Children

Traveling with young children is never an easy under taking.  Sometimes just the thought of planning the trip, packing and getting everyone and everything to your destination can be overwhelming.  When my husband got transferred to Ireland for 2 ½ years, we could have sat around, dreaming of all the things there were to see and do right outside our door or we could experience it ourselves, take in all that Europe had to offer.  We chose the latter.  We chose to bear the stress of the logistics and make our traveling dreams a reality. ...more


It was a Saturday and nothing moved in the still heat of the Tel Aviv morning. The eerily deserted street swam before my eyes. I blinked. Was this real?Last night, I had tasted the metallic taste of death in my dry mouth, had felt its grip around my aching neck and had squirmed like a rat in a trap, muscles tensing and relaxing involuntarily with the poison they had given me, the breaths hurting my chest as I snatched them from‘Pssssst,’...more

Oh The Places You'll Go!

Theodor Seuss Geisel is the American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for children's picture books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss.  Even those without children seem to love his quirky stories with not so quirky life lessons in them. One of my favorites is "Oh The Places You'll Go" -- which you can read in full, here: full textBut the blurb I find delightful is:...more