Category Archives: Blog

Look Up from Quarantine to Sun Gate of Maui

2020 has been a year of many trials, tribulations, and might I add tantrums. However, many times we forget the gifts that come with challenges and change. Whether you know the stories of Teddy Roosevelt, Oprah, or Thomas Edison, it has been proven by many, myself included, that failures and losses give birth to tremendously…
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How Can You Make Traveling More Straightforward

There is, of course, a lot of value in traveling, and, on balance, it’s nearly always worth it. However, it’d be wrong to suggest that every aspect of traveling is fun. It’s not. There are awkward and uncomfortable moments that we’d rather do without. These issues become even more pronounced when you’re visiting a place…
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Three of the Best US Hiking Trails

If you are craving some adventure, then getting out into the fresh air is one of the best things that you can do at the moment. Fresh air, space to distance and roam around, means that a hiking trip is always going to be a good idea. But where are the best trails to go…
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Paddling Home – Boundary Waters Minnesota

Paddling, wandering, and camping can do wonders for the soul when disconnected from Wi-Fi and reconnected with nature—despite the occasional obstacles. The pops and whistles from our campfire were the percussion section of the starry night's playlist. The songs of loons calling their mates replaced my ever-running to-do list in my head, reminding me how…
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Could A Trip To Colorado Be Just What You Need?

Right now, you may not be thinking about travel. Maybe you know that it’s not always that safe to travel around because you may be putting yourself or your family at risk. However, maybe you’re also a little bit tired of staying at home? When that’s the case, you may find that you need to…
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Looking Up and Moving On – Hasta Luego Florida Aloha Maui

Regardless that I’m known to travel quite a bit, I have called South Florida my home, where I hang my hat, and where I vote for the last sixteen years. This past holiday season, I did a cross-country, Route 66 road trip with my other half, placing one of our vehicles on a boat to…
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How To Organize Your Life On The Road

If you are a travel-addicted road-tripper, or you travel around the country or internationally for your job, you will know that organizing your domestic life from afar is exhausting. Running a household and handling all your home responsibilities when you are hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, can be challenging. It’s difficult enough to…
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Look Up from a Tent in the Boundary Waters Minnesota

Earlier this month, I took off with my PIC to wander where there was no wi-fi, cellphone reception, and most importantly no 24/7 news and pandemic updates. We set our sights on the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Both of us grew up in the Midwest (myself a Sconie, Brian Minnesota-nice), but surprisingly neither one of…
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Simple Margarita Recipe

You've probably heard the Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, quote, "The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, and the sea." I wrote about another version of this cure in my first book When All Balls Drop.  This cure requires sun, beach, and margaritas with salt. I'll allow you to come up with…
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Stumbling Upon Look Up in Queens New York

A good friend sent me a wonderful surprise from Forest Hills, Queens.  On a sunny, summer day, she went for a walk down Ascan Avenue. Apparently, the neighbors on this street decided to spread positive vibes by painting rocks with uplifting messages and colors. My friend, who has read my books as well as traveled…
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