Compression Socks for Travel: What, Why, and How

May 12, 2020 3 Comments »

compression socks for travel

2018 was the year travel nearly killed me. No, it wasn’t a close call driving in a foreign country which is how I always assumed I would get hurt traveling. Instead it was my long-distance flight from the US to India that nearly killed me. No, it wasn’t turbulence, terrorism, or mechanical failure. It was […]

I’m Ready for my 50’s

February 10, 2020 27 Comments »

turning 50

For the last 2 months I’ve been referring to myself as 50, even though I’m 49. It’s a weird way that I trick my brain into being comfortable with the age prior to my birthday. I’ve been doing this for years. It was working great – I was at peace with it, I’m 50, no […]

8 Tokyo Off the Beaten Path Experiences

December 17, 2019 2 Comments »

tokyo off the beaten path

I could people-watch in Tokyo all day. Just sit in one of the busy subway stations and watch millions of people go by. As tempting as it was to simply write about Tokyo’s underground culture, I also knew I wanted to get out and see some of the sites. However, this was my second trip […]

This is me 13 years later…

September 6, 2019 24 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 4 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 […]

A Day of Traditional Naples Foods You Have to Try

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 […]

My Experience at WeeCasa, the Tiny House Hotel in Colorado

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 tiny house hotel adventure […]

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