5 reasons to enjoy camping

Last week, my family and I went camping (more to come on that experience). I'm sad to admit it's been a while since I've slept in the great outdoors and when I snuggled into my sleeping bag, I realized that I have missed the experience....more
Loved your post... so much of myself I see in it! Love being a girl and all, but I love getting ...more

What I've learned about Colombia

I had never really thought of visiting Colombia until one of my best friends (who’s Colombian) moved there about 5 years ago. She now lives in Canada so I never really got the chance to visit when she was there, but my interest in the country remained. I’d heard tons of things about Colombia throughout my life, some of which are true, but most importantly, some of which aren’t true anymore. Most l likely, when we think about Colombia, we all think drugs. It’s inevitable....more

Not Without My Crockpot!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin    I don't know what it is about the great outdoors, but my family and I are ALWAYS hungry when we go camping.   ...more

Keeping up with the California Girl in me.

WHEN you take off on an adventure, visit new worlds,  study abroad, you never know life's unexpected destination.    ...more

A Girl in Nature

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Hello, and welcome to my new little nook on the web. If you know me, you also know that I used to run a cake business/blog over on Blogger, and that I shut it down to spend more time with my family. Family is definitely the priority in my life, and I enjoy our time together! If you don't know me,  I am sarcastic, funny and just a tad OCD, so if you're at all like me, I'd be thrilled to have you follow me! ...more

Exploring Regensburg, Germany With Viking Cruises

 Did you know that Altstadt (Old Town) in Regensburg, Germany was the only to survive the bombings during World War II? In fact, much of it remains well-preserved and has withstood the elements over the centuries that it was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. It is so rich in history, it was one of the seats of the Holy Roman Empire...more

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Burgundy

  Small Town Charm Thank God we found out about Beaune! It’s a quick train ride from Paris, perfect for a few nights away, but it couldn’t be more of a world away from a bustling, international city. ...more

Taste of Istanbul

We had planned the visit of Istanbul for some time, but finally in November we managed to create a small group of 5 friends, out of which one is of Turkish origin and knows Istanbul very well. Thanks to him we had a wonderful time in this city. So we got the plane tickets and prepared to see this extraordinary city where the West meets the East....more

Amazing Women in the Yucatan!

Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the Mantas were elusive, but the group of women on the expedition made the trip more than worthwhile. (There were absolutely wonderful men on the trip…but Wednesday is for women! Sorry, guys.)...more

Why You Should Always Travel With a Backup Pair of Glasses

So we go rent bikes for a ride around the nature reserve. I'm standing there in my helmet, waiting for the guy to help me get a bike, when I decide to switch my glasses. I start to pull my glasses from my face, but it feels all wrong. It feels like glue being stretched across my face, and I can hear the people around me gasping. The lens in my glasses falls to the ground, and I hear the boy at the bike shop say, "Whoa... that sucks." ...more
Oh oh ... I learned this lesson too.  I was on a day hike on a weekend camping trip when I dived ...more