10 Stereotypes You Face When Traveling Globally as a American-Californian Woman

stephliebold heheh Yes I guess so! I'd actually prefer Dr Dre's 'California' to Katy Perry's ...more

Sweet, Sultry Savannah

I’ve long had a curiosity about the ‘Deep South’. I think it started as a child when I read books like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and To Kill a Mockingbird. As a teenager and adult I found myself ever drawn to books and films from the area. The Colour Purple, The Help, The Secret Life of Bees, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café and most recently, inspired by my trip to Savannah, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I can still see myself as a child, wrapped up in my duvet, only head and fingers poking out, just enough to catch the bedside light on the page to read....more

A Friendly Humpback Encounter

Whale-watching tours offer the promise of sightings, but what usually grabs our attention are the tour brochure photos. It's easy to poke fun at the images showing a whale popping out of the ocean within feet of your boat....more

Touring Fundy Trail Parkway, New Brunswick

 [Bay of Fundy coast line. Photo credit: Rob Roy]New Brunswick has no shortage of natural parks and wonders. One of the highlights of any trip here are excursions near and on the Bay of Fundy. My Maritime travels brought me to Fundy Trail Parkway one morning, where I was given a tour of the highlights of this Stonehammer Geopark (mentioned earlier in my New Brunswick Museum article)....more

Menton: The Hidden Gem for Foodies

 Hidden Gem for Foodies ...more

Thirty-Eight Candles... (A Reason to Be Thankful)

(Back in July I wrote...)I could get used to this......more

A few things I learned about Chicago

 Downtown ChicagoAlthough my most recent trip to Chicago for the Nat...more

The People You Meet Along the Way

For most people who love travel, the journey to their destination is the least enjoyable part of the trip.The destination, on a trip, is itself the high point. It's what you think about, dream about, plan for and are impatient to get to.  For me though, the journey and the people I meet along the way can be just as important....more

Vermont Real Estate 2014 Overview

Another year is almost at its end and we’re trying to get an idea about the real estate market in Vermont. Located in the northeastern part of the United States, Vermont’s total land area measures 9,609 square miles, including 333 square miles of water area. All year round, you have magnificent scenery and lots of activities to choose from, from trekking to skiing.Overall 2014 tendencies...more