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San Francisco, CA, USA

November 12, 2019

When was the last time you sat by yourself and just “BE”? Did you listen to your breath? Did you listen internally to your heart? What was it telling you? With our lives becoming so busy, it can seem selfish or hard to put ourselves first.

There is so much noise in the...

April 15, 2019

I am afraid of heights. Yes, I like to go hiking and climb mountains, but I think part of that interest is to face my fear of heights in beautiful places that make it worth it. Last year I got suckered in a willing way into my first true mountaineering experience. We d...

April 1, 2019

Now that I have already spoken about Maui and why it is my happy place. I want to share some of my favorite things to do there, favorite places to dine at, and some local tips to enjoy your next visit to the island.

Head to Merriman’s for the sunset, if dinner seems too...

March 22, 2019

Aloha! As soon as I land in Hawaii the Aloha spirit takes over my mind and body. I automatically feel relaxed and ready to unwind in this little slice of paradise. I grew up in the Midwest and did not spend my childhood traveling and never imagined I would ever get to...

March 11, 2019

Kelowna, BC Canada
Known as the Napa of British Columbia, Canada. The vibe is laid back with friendly faces so obviously, taste some wine. Be sure to hit up Quail’s Gate, it is beautiful year-round and backs up into the Okanagan Lake. Another winery to check out is Mis...

February 26, 2019

You can usually do a quick Google search for negotiating goods in the country or area you are about to visit. A good general rule of thumb is setting your own price ahead of time. Once you have that set, don't  allow yourself to buy that item for a penny higher....

February 11, 2019

Surprised? If you have been to Morocco, you are probably not surprised that this beautiful and interesting country inspired me to start this blog. I love exploring new places and to destinations less traveled. Lately, it seems when I go to a place less traveled, it sta...

January 29, 2019

Are you making a long layover in Oslo, Norway or planning to spend a long weekend in the city? If so, I have some items to share for you to check out while in the city. The city feels modern with an old charm touch. Part of the modern feel has to do with all the new co...

January 21, 2019

I am a HUGE fan of carry on only! That way I can always have my luggage with me and won’t be scared of the airline crew losing it or someone else grabbing it off of the baggage carousel. How many of you have had that horrible experience? Bring pieces that can be worn m...

January 14, 2019

One big reason I chose Peru for my first international trip was because at the time my friend was living there teaching English to a Peruvian family and living with her Peruvian boyfriend. How exotic sounding, right? To have friends that have enough balls to leave all...

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