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The Truth About How We See the Northern Lights

March 20, 2018 13 Comments »

Fairbanks northern lights tours

Until I went to Fairbanks Alaska I thought the northern lights were all just hype. No – I haven’t joined a Flat Earth Society or decided Global Warming is a hoax, I just didn’t know if I fully believed in the northern lights. I had good reason to doubt them. Often the Aurora Isn’t What […]

You’ve Got Mail and it’s a Postcard From Me!

February 20, 2018 5 Comments »

send a postcard

I partnered with MyPostcard App to bring you this post.  I started traveling full time in 2006, the word blog wasn’t in our vocabulary and the smart phone had yet to be invented! I carried my Lonely Planet, I had a flip phone with a world sim card, I went to internet cafes, and I […]

Silence on the Southern Ocean

March 16, 2017 8 Comments »

Digital Detox Vacation Antarctica

The first thing I do every morning is wake up, turn to the side of the bed, and pick up my phone to check email and social media ‘likes’. I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t even look at the news; I look at social media likes and comments first. But I have a feeling […]

The Perfect New England Getaway

July 19, 2016 15 Comments »

New england getaway cruise

I grew up in the landlocked Midwest. Summers were spent at swimming pools, running through sprinklers, and sliding down a big yellow slip’n slide we set up in our yard. That was my only real exposure to water activities and water culture. I’m comfortable with cornfields, mile roads, and farming culture because that’s what I […]

The Best Street Art Berlin Tour

November 19, 2015 1 Comment »

The warehouse is chilly, dimly lit, and smells of paint. Curtis is dressed in black from head to toe and gives me the go-ahead nod. I look at all the cans in front of me, pick up the pink one, shake it, and push the top gently; my first attempt at graffiti is exhilarating and […]

The Best Chocolate Houses of Paris

February 18, 2015 10 Comments »

best chocolate in paris

You’ve heard of all of the famous fashion houses in Paris – Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Dior, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermès, Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent to name a few. But have you heard of the great chocolate houses in Paris? My love for fashion may be about equal to my love of chocolate – but […]

My 2014 Top Travel Experiences and How You Can Do Them

December 23, 2014 7 Comments »

Everyone seems to be after the ultimate travel experiences – things with local flare, educational value, or something that gives back. If it seems too hard to find them yourself – then I’ve done some of the work for you. I collected my top travel experiences from my 2014 travels and provided some info on […]

Bottomless Champagne and Topless Dancers

December 16, 2014 10 Comments »

Paradis Latin

You know you’re in Europe when a 12 year old boy is attending a Paris cabaret show. This is going to be a night he’ll remember for a while as he goes home slightly tipsy and dreaming of boobies. Somehow I have found myself in the odd situation of attending a dinner theater cabaret show […]

Eat With Locals While Traveling

May 27, 2014 10 Comments »

burek

“Beautiful things happen when you bring people together over food.” said Hila. We all sat at a long table with vases of fresh flowers, Billie Holiday playing in the background, and the room was softly glowing with votive candles. Another perfect foodie night out in New York City. However I wasn’t at the latest Manhattan […]

Tuesday Wednesday Poiday Friday

April 15, 2014 5 Comments »

poi making kauai hawaii

“I’ve been coming to poi day since 2001, “ his eyes crinkled in a smile as he fiddled with his fishing net, “I like to come meet people and talk story.” Charlie said. ‘Uncle’ Charlie was one of many old timers I met who showed up every Thursday to make poi as part of a […]