Flourishing in a New City

For almost three months, I have been living in Washington, D.C.  as I start the next part of my life in the career field of my true interest. This has been a truly incredible, exploratory time so far. It has allowed me to reflect on my life, my changing perspectives, archaic social norms, and being a young woman in this new age. I won’t go into all of that here (maybe another post), but I will say, college is not the end of exploring because life is not linear–and I like that!...more

Oh Come All Ye Old Faithful Suckers

On a recent three day road trip to northern California our wallets were gouged by near $6 a gallon gas prices, fainting goats on strike and a spitting steam valve purported to be the “Old Faithful” geyser.With a Cliff notes itinerary and travel time a premium, our rental car quickly filled with irritated banter when my husband altered our plans. He turned at a hand-scrawled wood sign: Old Faithful, 13 miles.“Old Faithful is a national treasure,” he said. “Seems silly not to go. Calistoga is a few minutes out of the way.”...more


Do you remember 1967, when the infamous "Summer of Love" in San Francisco made headlines worldwide and everyone wore flowers in their hair? ...more

5 Best Cleveland Hotels For Business Travellers

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24 Hours in Portland – How Much Can You Eat & Drink?

It is hard not to think of food when thinking about Portland. Before I even knew that I would go and visit Portland I already heard about its food-obsession. Having arrived on the foodie world map a few years ago I was curious to explore every little part of it. I currently live in Hong Kong where local food is rare and molecular cuisine is often favoured over slow cooking organic meals. Yet another reason to be super excited to visit one of the if not even the best destination for food lovers in the Pacific Northwest....more

Weekend Getaway: 3 Days In Paris

Oh, Paris. It's such a cliche but I just really, really love this town. To celebrate the Liberation of Paris (D is a big WWII fan) and the August Bank Holiday weekend (aka 3-day weekend) we made the trip to Paris for what turned out to be a perfect weekend. ...more

The Bridge

Tall, strong and beautiful, it stood glowing in the morning sun. The red of the bridge as radiant as the sun rays themselves. The water below it a golden blue and in spite of the ice cold temperature it glistened in the sun. ...more

Camping For People Who Don’t Camp: My Airstream Adventure

As much as I love the beauty of nature, I have no love of roughing it in the great outdoors. As a child my mother would jokingly mention the idea of sending me on a “wilderness adventure” in order to toughen me up and help get me over my irrational fear of insects. One year in college, my roommates gifted me with a t-shirt that read: My idea of camping is when room service is late. Despite what I like to think is my relatively laid back, down-to-earth personality, when it comes to travel and vacationing I can be very much the princess and the pea....more
Diane Lang I now totally grok your dream. It took me all of about 10 minutes to decide it is the ...more

5 Must-Do Chicago Attractions with Kids

Chicago is such an awesome city to visit: full of history, world-class museums, shopping, fun dining options and kid-friendly attractions. If you are thinking ahead to spring break or summer vacation, Chicago is definitely a place to keep on the list of musts for family trips. I have visited Chicago at least a dozen times over the years. Some trips were for business, some for a girls' only weekend, a few have been a one-day up and back Chicago day trip and, of course, the family vacation....more