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This is me 13 years later…

September 6, 2019 19 Comments »

13 years of blogging

Thirteen years – I’m astonished. It all started in September of 2006. I had been working in my corporate IT career for 14 years. My 20’s and half of my thirties were all about climbing the ladder, running projects, setting up Point of Sale Systems, learning about the world of ecommerce, and so many meetings. […]

What Travel Can Teach You About Rhino Conservation

August 27, 2019 3 Comments »

rhino conservation south africa

I picked up the thin, nearly translucent shaving from the ground. It looked like a shaving of a fingernail. I examined it closely. I slowly did a rough calculation in my head. This little, tiny rhino horn shaving, no bigger than a dime, is probably worth $150. It’s hard to wrap your head around it […]

What to Eat in Naples, Italy

March 8, 2019 1 Comment »

naples italy food pizza

I know many people skip over Naples in order to get to the Amalfi Coast, however it’s a big mistake! Naples has one of the most vibrant street and food cultures in all of Italy. It wasn’t that long ago that I used to be scared of going to Naples since you tend to hear […]

Take A Tiny Colorado Vacation at WeeCasa

June 27, 2017 12 Comments »

Weecasa tiny home hotel

Once upon a time a bored girl went chasing rabbits in Colorado. Her curiosity and penchant for adventure led her into a mountainous world of intriguing people, mesmerizing views, and unusual dimensions. Visions of Alice in Wonderland danced in my head as I was driving back to Denver after my WeeCasa Colorado adventure around Rocky […]

How to Save Money With Turo Local Car Rental

June 20, 2017 10 Comments »

Turo local car rental

It’s one of the earliest lessons we learn as a toddler. The seed is planted and it grows as we grow; it’s one of the most powerful things we as human being can do. Share. I am a complete believer in the sharing economy, and an avid user. The sharing economy has made my long-time […]

How to Make Fall Last

October 18, 2016 3 Comments »

fall photography tips

Fall is probably my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp weather, and the thought of bundling up, drinking bourbon, and eating apples and comfort food. I also love the fall because of the colors, smells, and of course photography. Some people say fall colors happen fast, you typically only get a couple […]

3 Unusual Ways to Experience the NYC Art Scene

July 5, 2016 1 Comment »

New York City is one of the most artistic cities in the world, and I’m continuously amazed at all of the artistic events, places, and people the city is filled with. Prior to moving to New York City, I didn’t really have an intense appreciation for the arts, but it’s impossible not to get caught […]

8 Things You Think About When Hiking With Your Father

June 16, 2016 15 Comments »

cami de ronda father daughter

“I don’t know how you travel with dad, I don’t think I could do it,” my siblings often mention to me. We all have distinct memories of growing up and my father being the ‘leader’ of the family and family trips. He was the one who made all the decisions and ultimately the family dictator. […]

Sharing the Gift of Travel

May 26, 2016 3 Comments »

One of the most rewarding types of travel and writing I do is traveling with my nieces as part of the Niece Project. It’s not simply about building important relationships with my nieces or being a travel mentor to them; it’s about inspiring other Aunts and Uncles to do the same. Every year that I […]

Wellness Travel Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

May 17, 2016 9 Comments »

forest bathing

Have you head of Forest Bathing? Forest bathing isn’t a bathtub in the forest, or a jump in the lake, or even running nude through the forest – it’s simply a forest walk. Mindful forest walks, called Shinrin Yoku, started in Japan (not sure that walking in the forest really has a starting point?) seems […]

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